Travel Blawghhing – Nainital,city of lakes

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The first trip of the Blawghhers together in India. And we chose the most secluded stretch of India to travel to – Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, and Kausani in Uttaranchal. This one particularly not frequented by many tourists – at least that is what we were told but in India, it is hardly possible now to go anywhere and not find crowds.

But since the idea was to travel and explore on our own, the trip was charted as per the destinations we wished to visit and stay at as per our convenience. We refused to be lobbied around in buses / private vehicles as other “honey – mooners” with the days and nights planned much beforehand and strictly followed :).

In the adjoining picture what you see are the most pristine waters of Uttaranchal – the Saat Tal lake made up of literally 7 lakes intertwined.

The seven Lakes Of Sattal are
Panna Tal or Garud Tal
Nal-Damyanti Tal
Purna Tal
Sita Tal
Ram Tal
Laxman Tal
Sukha Tal or Khurdariya Tal

Breathtaking scenery and snake pass roads makes for a pleasant journey but not so delightful for those with a light stomach 🙂

The typical dhabas serving rajma, parathas and dal fry rice are some of the places which are a must visit for those who want to eat some local cuisine. Of course, the 3,4 and 5-star hotels have infiltrated the region and for ones particular about diet and food there are various multi-cuisine diners available.

With the well spent 14 days, we also managed to make it to the Jim Corbett National Park, only for a day though.

More travel stories coming soon…

Some more pics

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In which Trupz and Adi define "Rules of A Happy Marriage"

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Our wonderful friends had presented this poster as a wedding gift – it read as the title suggests, “Rules for a Happy Marriage”. It hung proudly on the wall, till we both realized all rules hold true but with a little twist. So here is our take on rules – don’t forget to read between the lines

 

RULES FOR A  {supposedly} HAPPY MARRIAGE (but there is no guarantee 🙂 )

 
 

NEVER BOTH BE ANGRY AT THE SAME TIME

Trip-se : True that – unless it is the same person or same reason

Adi-se: Yeah, bitch about the rest of the world, but not @ each other.

 

NEVER YELL AT EACH OTHER UNLESS THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE

Trip-se : Only if he refuses to leave the loo till the book finishes or if India wins the next Cricket World Cup!!

Adi-se : Or if she is taking tooo much time to get ready!!!!!

 

IF ONE OF YOU HAS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT, LET IT BE YOUR MATE

Trip-se : implies THE WIFE

Adi-se : implies THE MISSUS,  you can’t win this, you might have won a single round, be happy, you lose something but you win something else 🙂

 

IF YOU HAVE TO CRITICIZE DO IT LOVINGLY

Trip-se : “You don’t look so fat in this” is not really a compliment

Adi-se : Tread this territory very carefully, its an art you shall learn over the years, use lots of nice words, remove the direct negatives 🙂

 

NEVER BRING UP MISTAKES OF THE PAST

Trip-se : especially old flings, flames, chicks, friends

Adi-se : ditto, oh yeah and never bring up any screw ups on her part during an argument.

 

NEGLECT THE WHOLE WORLD RATHER THAN EACH OTHER

Trip-se : so its okay to bunk office some days.

Adi-se : Weekends are meant for ‘FAMILY’ (including her friends and your’s, one’s approved by her 🙂 )

 

NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH AN ARGUMENT UNSETTLED

Trip-se : you can always PAUSE between the debate and do other interesting things before sleep beckons obviously :P. Some arguments are never meant to be finished.

Adi-se : Damn!!!  Midnight is not the right time to have discussions/arguments

 

AT LEAST ONCE EVERYDAY TRY TO SAY ONE KIND OR COMPLIMENTARY THING TO EACH OTHER

Trip-se : You know they always look and smell nice, but let him hog that mirror sometimes to get his hair correct or an extra 5 minutes in the shower (just kidding),  psst – this ensures you can always get that extra credit for shopping and makeup 😛

Adi-se : Timing is of most importance here :), but seriously do it, makes you feel good !!!

 

WHEN YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG, ADMIT IT AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS

Trip-se : this one is strictly applicable to the other halves ladies, we all know that you don’t just bump into an old buddy and no one really forces you to wait for a few more drinks!!! Also, it is perfectly okay to get inspired by your best friends fashion and clone it.

Adi-se : Applicable to both halves, though getting her to admit it is an art in itself 🙂

 

IT TAKES 2 TO MAKE A QUARREL, AND IT IS THE ONE IN THE WRONG WHO DOES MOST TALKING

Trip-se : NOT always, if the ones in the wrong accept their fault it would save a lot of breath 🙂

Adi-se : You make a mistake as for forgiveness as soon as possible, otherwise fall into the loop of point’s 7,9

There are no rules for Happiness, you get as much as you can extract from life. There can be no less but there is always room for MORE.
Marriages have but a few secret ingredients of LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT, TOLERANCE and above all TRUST. Just mix them in the right proportions for a lip-smacking recipe.