Phases of Life /travel – PART 2

Hey people !!!! Almost crossing half of April, I am sure you guys have started planning stuff for summer.

Hope you guys read my last blog. Done with schooling and I was ready to move into a metropolitan city,  Chennai for college. Definitely moving into City for a guy who has spent half his childhood in a residential school would be a nightmare. Every single thing was a change from people’s behavior, dressing sense,  to the culture, to the routine. But I kinda liked the change, was always welcome to learn, experiment and experience the city way of living life. ( Most important these guys in the pictures made it even more simple for  me :P)

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4 beautiful college years passed – an amazing set of classmates, the unlimited amount of fun, fortunate to have a very interesting lovely gang of people who made my change very simple and yet colorful. Never bothered about anything; still need to accept the fact I was studious in my class from my project work to internships to burning midnight oil for almost all exams, which was a quite unexpected change! 😛

But, Yeah a sudden leap into school to college wasn’t that easy peeps. Needed a lot of time into academics, which meant obviously less traveling. Those days my definition of travel was way different, all that I use to think is going out for a movie with friends is fun (Well it is, not saying no to it), going out to a beach was fun. Never understood it’s just not the time I spend with friends but its the influence of the place and aura too. Wasn’t keen on observing nature or changes around me or even paying attention towards minute details.

Overall, I had an amazing set of teachers and friends who encouraged me in whatever I was doing productively. From having a cutoff of last from the second guy when I joined college to going to collect best outgoing student award wasn’t easy. Needed a lot of willpower, positivity, and determination. I went on to present our project in a television channel as well (Youtube link) Look at my amazing machine and my project team below.

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Places traveled:

  1. Tamil Nadu, India – Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, Kodaikanal, Pollachi, Tirupur.
  2. Kerala – Parambikulam (An amazing place – you are just away from mobile networks and wifi )
  3. Goa, India (Best ever trip of my 4 years of bachelors)
  4. My first Ever International tip – Singapore ( My first International flight was just my self Since my mom was already there – A pretty amazing experience – can’t wait to share with you lovely peeps about that in a separate blog post )

 

Hope all my mechies were able to recollect few amazing moments  from the college – starting from mimicking in class, to not making someone not answering attendance, to having late night study/fun nights, to department fights [Which I was not a part of – but yeah stories the next day in class was so much fun ] – I can keep writing about this pages together. Okay, let’s constrain here before it overflows out and all the awkwardness comes out !!!! (Mechanical engineer for lifetime <3 )

Almost getting my Undergraduate degree in hand – Arises a Question what Next?

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 All my lifelines in Pictures <3 

You got the Answer in the next blog guys I swear, The whole story of why US, why travel…

I am sure you guys would have all had so much fun in your respective colleges, feel free to share them in comments or send me a message – would love to hear them 🙂

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Keep reading, Keep inspiring.

Love,

Praveen

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Phases of Life /travel – PART 1

Hey y’ all, hope my first post was interesting and a base to get to know me.

Well knowing about me is a good step to start isn’t?

Let’s get into detail to check out where all I have traveled. You know what, I actually spared so much of time to check out for myself where all I have been since my childhood even before I knew what traveling actually meant.

“Statutory warning: Please don’t get sick of my blog because of my teenage pics, yes even I feel embarrassed sharing them.”

 

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The Mini-me <3

Started as a child, going with the family to different places during the summer holidays, the only longest vacation we all get. (Hope you guys too would have experienced this ). When I was 15 years I started traveling alone, usually for breaks from the military residential boy’s school ( SchoolsLink ).

I went to residential school when I was 12 years old. The start to a life of being independent of making my bed in the morning to washing my clothes in the weekend.  Only thing I understood back then was, I was happy being independent, yea the freedom meant something to me. Even after 10 years, I am still not able to put them into words.

Travel areas – Mostly part of India (During my days before college)

  • To start with a state I was born Tamil Nadu   (Madurai, Trichy, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram, Coimbatore, Tanjore, Ooty, Kodaikanal and Pondicherry all that I can remember as of now 😛 )
  • Kerala – Idukki
  • Karnataka – Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Bijapur.
  • Maharashtra – Mumbai, Pune, Lonavala.
  • Telangana – Hyderabad.
  • Odisha – Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Cuttack.
  • Rajasthan – Jaipur.
  • Uttar Pradesh – Agra.
  • Delhi – New Delhi.
  • Haryana – Panipat, Chandigarh.
  • Punjab – Amritsar, Wagah Border.
  • Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Manali.
  • Jammu&Kashmir – Rothang Pass, Katra
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

I am gonna write about few of these places which I believe I still remember what I saw, experienced and had fun in my childhood. This is still a very minimal part of India that I have covered, as the country is vast, beautiful and multicultural. I suppose this would have been my thought, “Get done with my final exams and get me outta here for the summer”. But didn’t understand by then what exposure meant? why did that change make me happy? Why did my family get to me to these places? When I think back today, everything makes so much sense to me 🙂

My childhood days went pass like this; never knew that day I was making memories nor that I would be writing about this at 1 am burning the midnight oil. Done with school by then caught in the whirlwind of marks, grades, colleges, admissions etc. I don’t even want to think about that awful moments now. I had the beautiful set of friends, which I still have after 13 years… Now they aren’t friends, they are family…

                                                    The few shades of adolescent ME 😛 

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If you think it’s more of a personal info that I am sharing, nope it’s not. Maybe most of you would have had a similar experience of a family vacation, summer trips and stuff like that, especially if you were from India. Well, you wouldn’t have traveled a lot or you didn’t get a chance either. Better late than never.

Stay tuned for how things changed for me ………. <3

PS: No more adolescent pics guys, haha

I should definitely thank my mom – She retrieved all the pics from drive because of my consistent bothering, being up way past her bedtime. (Ma, don’t complain I made you work – I gave you credits for your contribution 😛 )

See you guy’s next blog. Happy hardworking and an amazing week ahead of the pretty chill weekend 🙂

Love,

Praveen