“To live will be an awfully big adventure”
– Peter Pan
I’ve had this desire to visit Ladakh ever since a friend showed me pictures of his road trip to; “The Creators Love Land’. From that day this magical place cast a spell over me and unknowingly I fell in its web of wonder for eternity.
All I’d do was stare at the pictures of Ladakh from dusk to dawn, admire its measureless beauty and satisfy my urge to be there.
3 years down the line, the situation got worse and I could not hold on to this obsession any further. I would just randomly zone out and think about reaching Ladakh.
Presuming it to be the only way out, I dropped out of college during my last semester and started working to satisfy this mad, uncontrollable urge of being there.
August 2015, I embarked on this dream trip. I had the time of my life, felt that I had overcome all my urges, but to my surprise, the post travel effects are equally worse.
Ladakh had cast a spell over me. A curse, I feel would last for eternity! Now I am lost again. I’m trapped in my memories of this place. Lost in pictures and videos from dusk to dawn, teleporting myself back in time.
Ladakh feels like a never ending drug effect I’m madly hooked on to. Every time I hear this name “Ladakh” or see a prayer flag on an automobile, I immediately travel back in time imagining all those impeccable places I was at and those lovely people who’d randomly greet me with a “Jullay” and the beautiful peeps who became my friends.
The land where strangers felt like family, where religion, race, etc, did not matter and people were just open-hearted. The land which made me realize that there lays another world in this human-eat-human society where people are good, willing to help each other and happy in their own paradise.
❤ Ladakhhhhh ^_^
Opps !!! Sorry, I guess I zoned out again😀
Here’re some pictures from Ladakh. More can be found at http://www.instagram.com/unplugged_life
Near Tso Kar
The view from Shanti Stupa, Leh