Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Two weddings, two trips and a lot of fun

Celebrating your friend's wedding is always fun and if its two wedding within a week in two different places, it was twice the fun . So, it was two trips of nearly 2600 kilometers in Buses and Trains and Vans within a week.

The first trip was to Nagercoil, it was my first visit to that place, it was just a one-day trip to attend the wedding and reception. In the morning most of us dressed in traditional dhotis, after clicking us enough pictures and selfies, we went in to hall to watch the ceremony. And, we had some fun on the stage during our photo session with the couple. We embarrassed the newly wed during their cake cutting ceremony which we bought to the stage, but it was fun for us and I don't think they will forget what happened.

Worst thing was we couldn't find a hotel to have our breakfast and our curse for finding a hotel started there and continued in our next trip as well. And, the weather was horrible it was similar to Chennai, too hot and humid which I didn't expect. So, to cool ourselves we went to Thirparappu waterfalls. It was fantastic and enjoyed ourselves. Later in the evening attended the reception and returned to Chennai after a 12 hours travel in the bus. It was short, but a sweet trip.

The next trip was even bigger with a lot of people. It started as a thriller, where one of our colleague was chasing the train in a local train and he missed it by a touching distance.  The party started right on the train itself and we made sure nobody slept in our compartment until we all slept. There was even some action involving "Rayapuram" Peter and comedy happened later in the night it seems, but I missed those as I went to another compartment.

On the first day of the trip few people decided to visit a dam, but most of made a decision to stay back and go for a movie. So, we all went to JilJunkJuk, one of the worst movies of this year in a worst theater and most of us slept through the movie. It was such a waste of time and money. And, later in the evening three of us caught by the police for going triples in a totally new place for us, but as usual a 100 rupees saved us.

And, in the evening after the mandatory selfie sessions we attended the reception. We made sure everyone knew about our arrival once we all went on to the stage with a huge roar. It was a big crowd and the enthusiasm was seriously high. I don't think I have attended any wedding like this before, we were all so excited.

The next day, Valentine's Day, was spent in Ooty, how romantic, but with 22 guys sigh. But, it's not like someone is waiting for me here. We were really not sure whether everyone will make it to Ooty since it was a big crowd, but we did. Once again the curse of finding a hotel for a breakfast continued here as well which took us a precious time and we don't even want to think about the hotel where we had lunch. I think we spent more time for breakfast and lunch than in any other spots there.

So in Ooty we visited the Doddabetta peak, took enough pics and selfies, but not sure whether we actually enjoyed the scenery. Then, the boat house where the pedaling was little hard, but fun. And, finally the Botanical Garden and the photo session went on and on there. Thank god, we didn't visit here first or else we would have spent the entire day clicking ourselves here. But, the weather was too hot for Ooty's standard during the day.

And, we thought the return to Coimbatore to catch the train would be a thrilling race against time since there was little traffic up in the hills, but we achieved the target with ease with plenty of time to spare. It didn't go down to the wire as expected. And, it was a great win to finally complete this trip successfully without any major hiccups.

Wish both the couples a fantastic and exiting life ahead.

Chennai - Nagercoil - Chennai - Erode - Ooty - Coimbatore - Chennai and that's how it was last week. Number of spots visited, 4, number of pics clicked, 243135, suitable profile pictures found as of  now, 0. For me it was a trip filled with thrills, action, comedy, suspense, but as usual zero romance. So. who's gonna be the next and where will be our next trip?

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