My birthday on 2nd august was on the same day, when we had to attend a colleagues wedding. And since the wedding ceremony was in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), my birthday was celebrated in style along with some of my best friends.
In all, 30, 31 july and 1,2,3 august were spent in fun company, as we enjoyed,
36 hour train journey covering 3 states.
visit to Jagannath Puri temple and Konark Sun temple.
visit to chilika lake and its irrawady dolphins.
Playing in the strong waves of east coast of India, or simple Puri Beach, also called Puri sea face.
Eating chinese food from a famous chinese eatery of Puri.
staying in 3-star hotels.
visiting the creatures housed at Nandankanan Zoo.
and a 2 hour airplane flight (my first one!) from bhubaneshwar to mumbai.
All along enjoying the beauty of the surroundings and the hospitality towards us.
The food was good too, not yoghurt splattered stuff from north india.
And it felt blessed to have a good breakfast of puri-bhaji everyday. Loved it.
Not forgetting the delicious sweets of bhubaneshwar. Already I am in love with Orissa, so much that I would not mind falling in love with a Oriya girl.
Ok, enough of fantasies.
Thats all for now, as I come back to routine of life. Still I will make sure to never make the routine boring. Spice it up, whenever I can.