Project 365: Day 15 – Goodbyes are not a happy affair 2


16th July 2014 – Efate, Vanuatu

When the cards are full, and the tripod has sand.
Like a reflection of the 7 days that has passed, so fast.
You know that the bags are ready to be packed
And that sometimes, goodbyes are what actually last.
Words are not needed. - Efate, Vanuatu.

Words are not needed. – Efate, Vanuatu.

I can’t believe that it has been 7 days since I’ve been to Port Vila. They say time slows down when you travel. I dont know what on earth THEY were smoking, because my time has literally done an Usain Bolt here in this idyllic city. I have nearly 2000 pics on my camera, and although I did not see the other smaller islands of Vanuatu, I am a content man. I will always have fond memories of this place, and maybe someday, come back in some April to see those crazy dudes land-diving at Pentecost.

I stepped out early in the morning today so that I could pack my bags in the evening. I wanted to click a girl that I have been seeing for the last few days, just 20 minutes from the city centre. Over the last few days, I took innumerable pictures of her – always smiling, always playing around.

Today, her face was overcast. And for one of those fleeting moments, I think I saw my own reflection in her.

 

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.


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2 thoughts on “Project 365: Day 15 – Goodbyes are not a happy affair

  • Ben Moffat

    Wow those last 2 paragraphs were amazingly written, I actually felt the sadness in those words.
    I haven’t had the chance to go through the whole series since I have just myself began using WordPress but I shall be definitely going back and reading through them.

    Sounds like your trip although felt short was amazing.