Those Long Walks!

By Mridula Dwivedi December 13, 2008 6 Comments
I Love to Go on Long Walks

I am quite fond of walking, particularly those long walks to nowhere, and it has landed me in all kind of interesting situations. I think it gets interesting because I am scared of dogs. Sometimes I get caught in the rains. I do not care much about the rains but somehow my camera does. So it becomes mission critical to find a shelter not so much for me but for my camera if I do not have something dry for my camera!

No Left or Right Turns!

Photo Credit- Baranov E at Shutterstock

Then there is my sense of direction or the lack of it. Maps are the toughest puzzles to me. If I feel the map tells me to go to right, sure enough I need to turn left. That is why when I am in unfamiliar surroundings, I take the straight road and never lose the sight of the place where I need to return to. And maybe that is why I love the mountain roads so much. Usually there is just one road that passes through the entire village, there is no need to take a left or right! Now those are my kind of roads. And if there are no dogs on it, then nothing cold be better! Thrown in some wild flowers and I am in seventh heaven!

On a different note, I took my niece to a park which was sufficiently big, and I felt like running after a long time! I did not indulge in it, as I had just stuffed two Parathas and my niece was of course on the swing trying all kind of stunts. She needed watching or she may start eating the swing! OK not the swing but certainly the paint of it, I wonder why the kids find it so tasty! Otherwise, since I left athletics never felt like running again. However, ask me to walk and I am always game for it.

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6 thoughts on “Those Long Walks!”

  1. I am a bit confused by looking at the articles pattern on your blog!My observation is that you post an article on Indian travel alternating with next one from outside India..May be that i am studying too much of algorithms and especially the ones on pattern matching!Btw., your post makes me recall a poem by William Wordsworth referring to Thames river 🙂

  2. Mohan, I blog without any rhyme or reason, just to keep myself happy but in the process I have got quite a few interesting things happen to me and quite a few conversations going.Anon, thanks I will edit is as a ‘boat’ I liked the picture so much that maybe I didn’t even realize what I was calling a ship! Yes it is quite a small boat actually 😀

  3. I enjoy walking long as the weather is pleasant and there is no pollution…i sometimes get quite lost walking..but ask me to go on a morning walk and I prefer to sleep :)liked the second pic

  4. Bindu, thanks.Lakshmi, even I have come to the stage where I would not get up in the morning to walk! And I agree many places are so crowded or polluted that it takes all the fun out of walking.

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Travel Tales from India & Abroad

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

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