Its December…people have already started planning their holidays. Durban, Cape Town, St. Lucia or for that sake out of country to Belgium, Dubai, India…everyone has different destination. But smile on their faces says … it’s Holiday time!!!

Sop like any other person in our office even we planned our trip…to Durban…checking accommodation online…calling the hotlines…sending enquiries…Alas! All are booked. But we have made our mind…no matter what we want to make this happen…

Thanks to my colleague who has once upon a time purchased flat in Durban, Amanzimtoti. We finally got that and that too for much cheaper rate…yippieeee

So here’s the gang of four…all set to rock Durban. Following the GPS signal we started our journey… took one wrong turn and had to face lotsa problems…but somehow we managed to get out of Johannesburg.

The roads in SA are anyways good… (Except for the thing that you can’t take U-turn if you make any mistake and have to travel KMs long to reach the same point). You can easily drive with the speed of 100-120KMPH. But it’s better to follow the speed limit if you don’t want to waste your trip money on paying finesJ.

My (female) friend was driving fairly (mentioned the female deliberately as many of my male friends think that female drivers are bad…and that they don’t have sense of direction and orientation)…I’m being the navigator (female again)…checking all the turns and the exits…Guys, it’s not an easy task (but we did it).

Few kilometres out of Jo’burg, the real journey started.

Greenery on sides, cool wind, and sun was setting after its hectic day…Sometimes we could see horses or cows on the other side of the road… somewhere it goes thru the midst of hills covered with fog and somewhere it’s glowing with sunshine and you feel it’s the heaven on earth.

Though I was busy following the GPS took a little time off to click some best shots…but then I decided to just admire the beauty of the nature and store it in my mind forever…

Roads, Pathways have always fascinated me especially if there are trees on both sides and almost no one on the road…quite peaceful. I can click number of pictures…keep looking at the roads and get lost…

I sometimes feel the journey is better than the destination…

Even in schools when we used to go for picnic…all the kids from one class used to travel in one bus. We used play games…Antakshari…sing songs or just pull someone’s leg…having the best times of our lives…Sometimes you find a friend in an acquaintance and get close to the one you already have in such journey.

We all are born and no matter who we are and to which country and society we belong to, we have only one destination…but in the journey of life…we meet so many people to accompany us…even if it’s for shorter period…they leave behind some memories…you halt at some point …you take turns…some points are your milestones…some are just like potholes..You enjoy the smoothness …you overcome the bad patches…but still everyone wants to continue this journey and never reach the destination coz we all feel that this journey is better…

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