About Me

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Dear reader,

This is a little note for you, and if you are reading this, why thank you for dropping by.

I am a 36-year-old wide-eyed Indian and a writer by profession. I used to be a journalist till about five years ago I called it quits with the newspaper I worked with in New Delhi, India, and moved to the UK with my husband. We live in Northampton, the town of cobblers (who make dreamy, expensive shoes). We share a passion for travelling and adventures, eating, cooking and photography. Some day we want to have two cuddly big dogs when we have a home to call our own.

Travelling is not about being lucky or having all the time in the world. Or all the money in the world too. If you are passionate about something you will do it no matter what. You have to be great planners, with a bit of spontaneity thrown in to spice things up a bit (once in a while, we book flights a night before travelling), nifty savers (we like to eat out less on regular weekends at home and shop a little less so that we may slip that extra bit of cash into the travel bank) and focus on knowing how to use air miles (this is an art really and if you have not started with collecting air miles, you better get on to it now).

When I travel, I do it for the sake of ‘not being a frog in a well’. It is quite easy to slip into a corner of the world and not know anything about how the other part of the world lives. I cannot bear the thought of such an existence because I do not not want to know this wonderful world, its people, their cultures, their food and languages, their many quirks and beers. To keep moving is the great affair of my life and this travelling diary of mine is a record of these precious memories that shall make me smile when I am 80 and you, hopefully, now.

I would love to hear your thoughts on why you travel and how you spice up your travels across the world.

Love,

Dippy-Dotty Girl

 

 

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60 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Imagine standing in the middle of a library and not having the urge to open a single book. There are people in the world who are not interested in books, and I can understand and accept that, but for myself I can’t resist. There are too many mysteries between those dusty pages. That is why I travel. Where ever I go, whatever I do the world is always at my fingertips and the urge to peel back its mysteries is too great to resist. On that note, I’m excited to read more of your writing!

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    1. MUMMY, CHALIE JAO. AFURANTA ANANDA DOWN THE MEMORY LANE BHABISWATER JONYA. ASHIRBAAD BHAGAWANER. ETAI AAMADER SABCHEYE ANANDER. AGIYE CHALO CHALAAR PATHE.
      MAA O BABA.

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  2. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! More than 6000 ‘full screen’ pictures from Norway are waiting on you!
    Digital travelling is the cheapest way to go 🙂 and – you may do it whilst you are on an entirely different trip elsewhere!
    A good tip is to google ‘Norwegian counties’ and learn where they are located. Then open any post and activate the link to ‘INDEX’ where you may find everything – alphabetically listed under theeir respective counties. You may also read out the number of pictures included in each post. Please enjoy!

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    1. I learn another new French word. I am happy to have you here. May you find journalism an interesting journey, for whatever it is, it surely is an educative and dramatic profession. I am looking forward to your stories too. Bisous 🙂

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  3. you have an inspiring blog with beautiful pictures and travel accounts! You said it well, if you can fulfill your dream…go ahead! Compromises are part of life, but if it paves way for what you want…so be it! Happy travelling!

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    1. Thank you, Arv, for dropping by and putting in these lovely words. For some reason your comments had gone into my spam folder and I found them just now. Sorry about that. Compromises and all thrown into the mixture, life does challenge you but without them how would we know the goodness of being happy, right? 🙂 Enough philosophising for the noon. You gave a lovely day!

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      1. Ha ha! I enjoy philosophy so you can go on….. 😉
        I don’t know but this spam thing keeps happening very frequently. Even though I have reported it to wordpress but they say technically everything is okay. I don’t know….why it keeps recurring! Thanks for updating me.

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  4. This is beautiful. I love all things travel….getting to open your eyes to brand new horizons, smile at a whole different faces and marvel at the countless jewels the world wears,,,,,it’s like living in a dream.
    I can’t wait to dive into your travels 🙂

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  5. Hello Beautiful Dippy-Dotty Girl!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I love your story and feel so inspired by you and your message. I admire how you quit your job after 5 years and uprooted your life to travel the world with your husband. You are brave and adventurous and I am looking forward to following you and reading more!

    ❤ Alana

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    1. Hello Alana, you are lovely to say such kind words. I had put in 9 years of work as a journalist so getting out of the grind was a bit nice 😉 No more idea meetings. I must say I did a little freedom jig the day I quit my last newspaper. I am not that brave. You give me too much credit but yes I do love adventure. I shall look forward to following your journey too 🙂 xx

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  6. I totally agree with each word, was nodding the head at the ‘saving for travel part’. I have been lucky to have a partner who shares my passion for experiencing new worlds, like you I find great joy in discovering places, people and cultures.

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