This was the first post (Day 1) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.
2nd July 2014 – Singapore (Day 1)
A journey begins with a beer, they said. A smile and a hug goes a long way, they said. Here’s drinking to a spring in your steps, they said. What they didn’t say, was that goodbyes are still fucking hard to do.
You know it was a long farewell party, when you decide to leave home only because you see the sunrise. Singapore has many stories to tell, and many friends to bid goodbyes to. I’ve told my stories, and I have bid my goodbyes. Even if that means, I had to stay up till 7 AM.
Well, the venue wasn’t a bad place at all. I was in Zsofi’s tapas bar, in Dunlop Street, little India. Zsofi’s has been the site of the weekly couchsurfing meetings since time immemorial. It was here, every thursday, that I had made most of my friends in Singapore. Over beers and Zsofi-made Sangria, I had developed a rich network of travellers and friends.
And it was almost the same circle that came to bid me goodbye today.
There was the customary gifting with everything from t-shirts, to travel books, and even a handbook of Kamasutra! (what do they think of solo travellers nowadays?). I took it all in my stride, along with half-a-dozen beers – and copious amounts of Sangria – and bid them all cheery good-byes.
This was going to be a long trip. I needed rest, even if it meant that it was at 7 am.
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