It could well have been any other morning in Bangalore – I was hailing down an auto to take me to work.
An auto slowed down before me. I started to get in, but found a surprise waiting for me in the back seat:
Dhanush, a tiny eight-year-old boy, sat huddled up in the corner. He greeted me with a shy grin and half wave. Curious, I waved back and settled in. We went on our way.
Turns out that little Dhanush loves to travel to new places—but his parents cannot really afford extensive travel. Hence, he has befriended all the auto drivers of his neighbourhood – And tags along with them on holidays.
Head sticking out of the auto, eyes wide with excitement, he soaks in the new places and faces – Enjoying every minute of the bumpy ride.
And that’s when it hit me: Travel isn’t about age or means – it’s about passion and inclination. If you really want to travel, you will find a way to make it happen, minus the excuses.
Image courtesy: Rickshaw Run
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