Sharing My First Road Trip Experience
Sharing My First Road Trip Experience
All of us were excited (you can clearly see the excitement on our faces lol) and set out early morning after having breakfast at my uncles residence in Vasai. Our road trip was going to take us through some of the most beautiful places Maharashtra and Gujarat has to offer with our final stop being Daman and Diu. A union territory sandwiched between these two states.
All of us have grown up watching Hindi movies, so it was only fitting that we started our journey reminiscing and singing good old Bollywood songs.
This was followed by random game of telling a story. One of us had to start with the first sentence and others had to join in. We all had to make up a sentence each. The story began with a king and a queen and ended up with the queen marrying a frog. I’ll let you figure out what happened to the king (try it next time you go on a road trip and see what you end up with lol).
Our first stop was Silvassa in Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Another union territory lodged between Maharashtra and Gujarat.
It was our bad luck that this beautiful park was closed. But the naughty kids that we are including my uncle, we entered the park because the gate was not locked and started clicking photos. However, the session lasted seconds with us getting kicked out lol
I tried to have a conversation but she (let’s just assume that the goat is a she) was not in a mood. Probably, she got kicked out too. I forgot to mention, this goat actually chased my cousin as she tried to say hello lol. Instead of helping her, we were laughing our hearts out. That’s what families do in times of need right?
Make way for the cows.
Meeting these schools kids was one of the highlights from this road trip. They have the most beautiful smile and the determination to learn, something that we can learn from these pure innocent souls.
I wanted to spend more time with these adorable munchkins but this was a day road trip, so we had to get moving. While on our way to the next, stop I and my cousin (with total support from my uncle) decided to sit on the window of a moving car and film ourselves. We nearly lost the mobile while trying to do this and one of my cousin was freaking out inside the car lol.
I always wanted to try this and finally that wish came true (I will upload the footage on the Facebook page so don’t forget to check it out). Sometimes you have to take risks to achieve those dreams.
The next pit stop was the Daman Ganga River. Time was against us so we didn’t get to explore too much but I wasn’t leaving without a memory.
I grew up in a tiny village in Goa, India before moving to UK and seeing these kids brought back memories. Obviously, I had to join them.
Time to move on to our next destination, Vapi Gujarat.
I got so excited and curious when I saw this vehicle and like a proper tourist started taking pictures. But, soon realised that it was a funeral bus and slowly put my camera away. That was embarrassing 🙁
We stopped by this beautiful church which had a school playground at the back where boys and girls were playing football. But I was interested in other activities.
I will forever be a kiddo at heart, you agree?
The last and final stop was Daman and Diu. A coastal union territory and a former Portuguese colony, I felt like I was in Goa.
The last place we visited was the ruins of this Dominican monastery. Such a beautiful place and comes to life at night (lol, just kidding). Oh and we nearly gate-crashed a wedding but we had to head back to Vasai (where we started, which is like 134 kms away) so we decided to skip the wedding, maybe next time.
If you are thinking of taking one, just go with it and think later. If you have been on one, whats your favourite road trip memory?