Nov 15, 2005

On the road [skies] again…

Miles away from home and miles more to go, suspended in mid air with a feeling of timelessness. A moment in time frozen and encapsulated like the suspended breath on an icy morning, yearning to break forth and yet blurring into a mist.

On board Turkey Airlines and en route to Tunis from Istanbul.The tufts of clouds spread below, scattered around, randomly suspended in motion. The feeling persists, of being lifted off the ground, spurring forth with such force as to feel time stop by and peer as if in astonishment. It tickles to be traveling back in time; to be looking upon snow capped mountains and solitary ships sailing by.

There is a distinct anticipation of setting forth on unknown lands, curious sights to behold and a plethora of faces and the prospects of meeting them is enough to supress the fatigue induced by the long journey. With that i set forth on african soil, a warm welcoming team greets us and unites people from the conflicting world under the banner of "Delegates". Evening brings forth a walk by the Mediterrenean, a dinner at a quaint Italian bistro by the road and a long swim. Its amazing to meet people from all over the world and discover the true meaning of warmth, by now i have lost count of nationalities. Truly speaking am just perhaps a wide-eyed child in a toy shop right now and really can't forget to mention my blunder of having hurried into the men's restroom at the airport. Ofcourse conversation remains vague as a lot of people only speak in Arabic, but the smile makes it up, the kindness makes it up and so does the hospitality.

That was the first day, for now its back to work. I will key in more experiences, more thoughts, and yes for all those out there reading this, i do miss you, i do tend to think once in a while (too often) what you'd say if you were sharing my experiences, how would you react, well for now i'll get back to the work and more importantly the sea, the quaint wayside bistros (i loved the chocolat au lait and crepe tunisiene yesterday), the long walks in the mediterrenean breeze, the peace and the romance of being on the road.

4 comments:

chander said...

looks like you are out on a african safari... men's room did you say ha ha ha ha !!!!!!

Docs Dope said...

just be careful of turkish men..they r backdoor bandits ;-) if u know wat i mean

Ginger said...

Welcome to the wide wide world!!! * :-)*

golliwog said...

have lots and lots of fun man!
waiting to see the pictures... and i'll kick your butt back to tunisia if you went without a camera!