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Its not about the journey its about the people we travel with

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We have all heard of the famous quote

It is not about the destination but about the journey

Then again how would the journey become memorable? On my recent trip to Darjeeling with a bunch of close friends I learnt that a trip becomes an experience never to be forgotten for the people we travel with. It’s about the experiences we gather on our way to the destination, the people we meet with, the food we have, the jokes we share.

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The sun sinking behind the layer of hills, Kanchenjunga on my right the sky lit up with all its vivacious colours giving me the sense of being in sync with Nature. If I would have been travelling alone I would have just sat there and taking in all the hues. I might have enjoyed myself being all alone, but being together with people I like was so much better.

All of us sitting on the bench cherishing the memories we made. It was a feeling too nice to explain with my limited command over the English language.

Here’s to the wonderful journey which we all experienced.

Ishan :- A wonderful wedding photographer by profession he is one of the best people I have travelled with. With him around, there is never a dull moment. From grabbing the first black coffee he could lay his eyes on to the “Sarkari kaj a bigno” joke. He is one cool guy to travel with.

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Tanu :- Her day job is being a wedding photographer too but then again she came to this trip to take a break from taking photographs. She did take a break from photography and carrying the heavy DSLR’s, instead she was busy being Selfie-ish (no pun intended). The selfie queen of the group, Tanu with her Redmi mobile phone was taking selfies to her hearts content.

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Check the work of Ishan and Tanusree at The Knotty Picture. I am sure both of them together would make your weddings a memorable experience.

Milan :- Last and in no sense the least Milan is the food enthusiast we all hoped we would once become but failed miserably. Gobbling on that full platter of bacon and ham, to remembering all the “hiseb” to walking the unknown trails of Darjeeling. She does it all. May be she has some super power being a psychology student. This wonderful food photographer is my quintessential travel partner. She has a fabulous Instagram profile, check it out at http://instagram.com/shamoita/.

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This post is not about any photographic technique or tips. This is an honest and heartfelt experience I had with these wonderful people on my last trip to Darjeeling. Here is to many more such trips. Bon Voyage 😉

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3 Comments

  1. Sohail

    November 5, 2015 at 1:08 am

    A heartfelt write up sir. Hope to travel with you someday.

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    • DEBDUTTO BANERJEE

      November 5, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I hope so too, only problem being I will still be riding at 80 kmph. Would you like to ride so slow?

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    • DEBDUTTO BANERJEE

      December 1, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much sir.
      I hope that someday I would be able to travel with you too.

      Reply

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