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A Unique Trek to the Long Living Roots Bridge, Cherrapunji

I had read many travelers rave about the fascinating “living roots” bridges in Meghalaya, grown naturally by the Khasi tribe from the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree. These bridges take decades to grow and are extremely strong and one of a kind in the world. This was enough to get me excited and go see what the fuss is all about 😉 So on a beautiful October afternoon in Meghalaya, me and my friends see out on this exploration. We had an option to choose between the Double Decker Living Roots bridge and the Long Living Roots Bridge – as the name suggests the Double Decker bridge is two bridges, one underneath the other and approximately 3200 steps one way from the starting point. The Long Bridge is a single bridge, about 1600 steps one way from the starting point and takes about two to three hours to complete. It was already afternoon, coming back in the dark seemed tough, and since everyone wasn’t in the mood for an extended trek, we decided to check out the Long Bridge. Truth …

Sky Dive @New York City!

Do you ever sit back and think about the trips you have had and what fun they were? There are some which are absolutely fantastic – can you recall all the details, the places you saw, the food you ate, the people you met? Maybe not. But there are always some experiences that stick – for reasons unknown. An experience (which was really quite an experience!) was my first Sky Dive. It has been a few years but I still remember each and every detail as if it was yesterday. It was my solo week in Manhattan, and for reasons unknown I wanted to skydive. I researched some and then some more and finally zeroed in on Sky Diving, The Ranch in Gardiner, New York. On the day itself, I was nervous sick with excitement, the 90 minute bus ride from Manhattan to Gardiner seeming endless. I reach Gardiner, and it seems like a sleepy little town, anything but a destination to sky dive. The ranch itself is “out-of-town” says my cab driver, and it’s barely a 2 km …