Here are some pictures from a holiday I took (you know, the kind we whine about never taking) a while back, but have been too busy to post*:
That’s my mom on the left and yours truly to her right. And of course it’s a sketch-ified version because I’d rather not be on strange advertisements (for log-houses?) on e-bay, thankyouverymuch.
These were all taken at Talakona (which is possibly the name of the Waterfall, and not the Place, but it’s not like you‘d know.) , which is a lovely place in Andra Pradesh. The first thing you’ll notice is how tall the trees are.No, really. They’re always so gigantic in the wilderness. We also saw ant-hills that were taller than your average Indian, but that is good news to nobody, so I’m just going to skip over that.
Then there was this gnarly tree, just chillin’ and being all gnarly-like. So I took a picture of him (notice how I couldn’t even get all of the tree in the shot–like I said, TALL!) and he kind of glared back like, whatchu lookin’ at, punk? So I just gave him his space.
There were other gorgeous specimens though, so my tree-fix was well-satisfied.
Apart from looking at (and in my case, sometimes conversing with**) trees, though, we did go on a safari:
Clarification: That portion of a human face is our guide’s. I am not secretly (or otherwise) a 40-year-old truck driver posing as a college student.
Our guide also took us on a trek and we stopped here for a while.I didn’t want to leave this place. Would you?
Or this one.
These dogs insisted on following our guide everywhere. I’m normally terrified of dogs, but these ones were ridiculously tame and would just come over and nudge me if I stopped at any point to take pictures (on the very narrow trail, so they couldn’t get past me). I may have kind of taken a liking to them, even. And that is the best my relationship with dogs can ever get.
So, in conclusion, I’m miserable to be back. I never really realize how much I love trekking and well,trees and things until I go on vacation. Right now, I just want to fast-forward through the next couple of weeks (of exams, gah) and go on vacation again.
On that happy note, see y’all.
*I’m going for ‘better-late-than-never!
**No, they never spoke back.