I am back into my blogging world and it feels great! I am making a comeback with a printed summer outfit and this is one of the last few photo shoots from Ahmedabad. Do I miss Ahmedabad? Oh yes, except for the harsh summer, I kind of liked that city. But am in Guwahati now, which is my hometown and I am in love with the weather at the moment.
Our road trip from Ahmedabad to Guwahati is finally over and I must say it was quite an experience. If you are following me on SNAPCHAT you must have already got a glimpse of our trip. We started off from Ahmedabad on the 22nd of June and reached Guwahati on the 25th. It was definitely a very long and hectic trip (2500 kms) but at the same time quite educational. We practically drove across the country and crossed several states known to have weird reputations. We were advised by many to be particularly careful of U.P and Bihar and never to drive through these two states at night. We were even instructed to never stop in any isolated areas of UP and Bihar even during the day for a tea/coffee break.
However, the reality was very different. We reached UP very late and checked in to our hotel at 2 am. We also stopped by an isolated tea stall at around the same time in Bihar the very next day. People were polite, respectful and professional in both the states. We did not feel the slightest bit of discomfort dealing with them, be it day or night! I think a lot of these fear among the common people have been created by the media. Or could it be that we had been really lucky to meet only the nicer lot of people!
But I cannot deny the fact that we did have some bad experiences and that too in the most unexpected place; West Bengal. First, we were stopped at a check point by some drunk policemen who tried to bully us and extort some money for no reason. Second we checked into a hotel in Siliguri, Hotel Sharda (pre-booked online through go-ibibo) which clearly wasn’t a family hotel and had a lot of illegal activities going on right in front of our eyes. All the other hotels we stayed in were booked through the same site and were pretty decent, so it came as a surprise why this hotel had to be in the listing of ‘family hotels’ at all! We were very scared and kept our pepper sprays handy and just waited for the night to get over. The next day we reached Guwahati, once again without any issues on the way.
In short, India is a beautiful country and if you are fond of driving, it’s great to take road trips. Wish all the states were safe to travel through. Like I mentioned earlier, it was quite educational a trip and we got to know a lot about our own country. End of it all we promised ourselves never to drive through West Bengal ever again!
This is probably one of my longest post and thanks a lot if you could make it until the end of it. I could have made it a lot longer but instead decided to spare the last paragraph talking about my look of the day. I just realized that I have been wearing a lot of pastels and monochromes lately and wanted to break the monotony with something bright. I recently bought this skirt from Jabong and teamed it with a pink top that I have also worn in the past in this Colourful Fashion Photography post. I hope you enjoyed my printed summer outfit of the day and this informative travel post.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop them below. See you soon.
Top and Shoes : Miss Bennett London / Skirt : Jabong / Sunglasses : Lenskart / Jewellery : Local Shops in India