Kamna Baweja,Vice President & Head, Corporate Business, Payback India took this impromptu vacations after a long time. In fact, in her words, "Something that started as a joke, and went on seriously, and thus turned into a vacation to remember for years to come." So, if you are one of the busy bees who's looking to take a break from the day-to-day rut, this travelogue* will inspire you for sure...
|Kamna Baweja, During Her Travel...|
" I had a few places in my bucket list, for years, and celebrating Christmas in London was one of the things on that list. I had worked with British airways in past, so got many chances to visit Europe, but I wanted to explore the city during Christmas, I wanted to see how beautiful the infrastructure looks when ann donned up..", shares Kamna.
As I approached dusk, of a long and hard but very successful year, I wondered what my soul might need to feel that I had done everything I wanted to in the year. Most of my friends had already planned, booked, and packed in preparation for their vacation plans. As I sat in my office room wondering which of my friends didn’t yet have a plan, I was struck with the thought of beautiful snow clad mountains surrounded by crisp and fresh air! What then started as an idea in my mind turned out to be the most memorable and fun trip I took. The next 100 hours were a frenzy of text messages, phone calls, planning, shopping and booking. Planning late necessitates spontaneity! And there we were, on a 14 day crazy trip across the British Isles from London to Belfast to Dublin to Glasgow & Edinburgh!
There’s so much that happened and so much that was fun, but the highlight I have to say was Glasgow in the sun! Glasgow with its enchanting history; unusual and nouveau architecture; and vibrant and cosmopolitan culture, was unanimously chosen as the place where we’d drink down the current year and ring in the new one. And it turned out to be everything we imagined and more! On the 10th day, as I got off the ferry, on the shores of Scotland, I was not sure if it was the wind, the cold or the raw beauty that swept me away. Planning New Year eve with friends from different parts of the world went on to become one my most cherished memories of the trip.
(*The article is written by the traveller herself, Team Allwhatshewants spoke to her later for further inputs...)