Luck by Chance, that too Twice!!!

Though we all love traveling, of late we have not been as lucky to be traveling much. We owe a lot of that to my son’s exams that come when the retail season is down and holidays that bring along with it the retail season! And if we somehow manage to squeeze out a few days to travel, invariably either one of us would get sick or the staff would take leave!!! But in spite of all these we manage to sneak out for a trip at least once in a year or two ๐Ÿ˜. Here are a couple of experiences where luck saved us from disasters. 

After a 6 month long preparation for a cousin’s wedding and a slip-disc that rendered me bedridden for almost a month, one fine morning we decided to book a week-long trip. So we were checking all kind of options as it was a trip we were planning after almost 2 year’s gap. Since my cousin had just returned from their amazing honeymoon from Kashmir, we were also thinking of planning a trip to Kashmir. We checked out the rates n packages and would have booked if only we had one more day to spare. So though disappointed we booked a trip to Hyderabad instead! And know what? Just around the same time the unfortunate floods struck Kashmir. We were quite lucky as we cancelled the entire plan only because someone said we need at least 8 days in Kashmir and we had only 7 days to spare๐Ÿ˜‡

Two years later, again our tour plans started. This time peak season but holidays inspired us to take a break and we started planning again. Though Kashmir came back into consideration as this time we has 10 full days to spare. Then came Nepal. But then, we did not want to be just visiting temples during the holidays and hence, decided on Delhi instead. 

We had a whole bunch of people advising against us to plan Delhi in the scorching heat of April. But Delhi it was and off we went in spite of the summer heat to explore the capital city of India. It was a very eventful trip with each one of us getting sick and 2 of us having to cancel our trip to Agra! But worst of all was that while we were crossing the holy Ganga river, we came to know about the huge disaster that struck Nepal! The earthquake that devastated the land of god’s had struck exactly the same time we had planned out trip.

Now tell me isn’t it luck by chance that we were saved not once but twice from devastating disasters!!!


I am a teacher turned software developer turned full time mom turned entrepreneur turned writer! I have enjoyed all these avtars in my life to the fullest. I am on my journey to explore a lot more about writing! Follow me to read more of what I write..

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