Giant Wheel Ride

Diary Entry from 10 November 2014

Crazy Crazy Crazy fair ride… oh my God! My heart is still thumping. My first ever fair ride – let me tell you how it was. 

I wasn’t so sure that I wanted to try out that big hulky rotating mechanism. But then because these guys thought let’s do it for fun, so I thought why not? Let’s try and see. 

I tell you from far it looks really innocent like baskets full of cheering people are just moving at a lazy speed… Even when I decided to climb into it, I thought it wouldn’t be so bad after all. 

The first round.. the first slow round.. was ok.. Height.. some wind whistling in the ears… Nuvem road and the church sprawled in front of my eyes… 

Then as the wheel picked up speed… My God I swear I thought my heart would fail with every dip it took. I dare not to look around incase the heights made me more dizzy. 

If Flygirl wasn’t in that basket with me, God knows what I would have done… died on the spot with an heart attack maybe.. 

I saw Shub’s basket below us – Shub was completely flat on her seat, almost as if passed out. I shut my eyes and tried to take some calming breaths. Maybe if I didn’t clench my heart so tight, it wouldn’t get throttled with panic. 

So in the middle of it all, I let go. If you don’t think about it, it doesn’t scare too much. Then suddenly the wind came rustling back in and I couldn’t stop screaming.. 

Finally, the beast slowed down and my heart calmed down… solwed down… calmed down… slowed down… down… over. 

My first giant wheel ride done. 

When I came out my legs were a little wobbly and tummy was little queasy.. Other than the giddiness, crazy fair ride successfully accomplished👍

I don’t know if I’m going to ever try this again once more but this one ride was an experience! 

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A Lazy Sunday Escape

On Sunday, I met up with my high school friends at The Chikoo Tree Project. 

I had heard about this place from Flygirl but I didn’t get a chance to visit it. And Kru chose this place to meet just out of the top of her head. 
The moment I stepped inside, I felt at home. I loved the ambience 💗 

U know what was the first thing I saw?

They had books!! 😍

It’s the kind of cafe where you can combine your leisure activities with your food cravings. 

Besides books, they have indoor games like carrom, chess, scarbble etc. They also have colors and crayons and paper so you can paint or sketch as per your mood. 

They serve breakfast menu for the whole day actually but there are choices for curry on the menu as well. We decided to make a brunch out of it. 

We opted for Hassleback Potatoes in garlic and cheese, Farmer’s eggs on toast with chicken sausages and Chicken and Tomato Presto sandwiches. 

Hassleback potatoes in garlic and cheese

Farmer’s eggs on toast with chicken sausages

Chicken and Tomato Presto Sandwiches with french fries

For drinks, Kru took a Lemongrass lemonade, I took an Iced tea and Zia ordered Assam chai. 

The spread of the chai tray was so amazing. It was a kettle with boiled tea, milk separate and three types of sugar – white, brown and sugar free 😁

Assam chai ☕

The staff here are so friendly. They were totally fine with us lounging there for 5 hours chit chatting 😝

That’s Kru clicking the picture and Me and Zia talking in the background

I would ask everyone to check out this place at least once 😊

It surely made my Sunday. I will definitely visit again for a solo trip here. Just me, a book and some food. 

Weekend in Punee

Last weekend, Me and Flygirl, decided to goto Pune & meet up with our friends over there. 

It was a relief to just escape from everything & Pune is one of my favorite places to go. Ever since I stayed there for 5 months on deputation back in 2015, I have always loved this place & every year I make sure that I come back here atleast once. 

This time, we had planned a surprise for our friend Shub, in the sense that we didn’t tell her that Flygirl will be coming along too. And her expression at the surprise was worth it 😁😁

This is right outside her apartment 😁

I believe I captured the moment well😉

So over Saturday lunch @ Yana Sizzlers, we met up with all our friends in Pune. 

From right to left going anti clockwise: Shub, Ani, Flygirl, Poonam, Nik and me

FC Road!!! I love that street 😍😍😍

After lunch, we decided to just bike around to Khadakwasla dam. 

And then on the spot decided to goto Sinhagad fort for the sunset 😊

The bike rides were the most memorable part of this trip. Usually, we just roam around in Ola cabs, protected from the street buzz outside. But the bikes!! 

There is something liberating about being on a bike. Ani was a best partner for the long rides keeping me entertained by singing, talking, pointing out places and views.. In the evenings, I was like frozen behind him on the bike, fingers stiff over the G Maps, skin bitten by cold & lenses red but somehow a smile on the face always 🙂

Saturday night, we hit Hard Rock Cafe!! 

This place ( as Nik says) is sexy ❤️❤️❤️

We are definitely coming back again. The music was spot on, the ambience was amazing, the whole mood was lit!! 🔥 

Though the 🍻 rate is like 10 times Goa, still it is a price we were willing to pay just for this place ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Sunday morning we were off to Lonavala. Though monsoon season would have been ideal for a visit here still we took in all the views & spots that we could in the time that we had here. 

@ Bhushi Dam

One Kala Chashma wala selfie 😂

Lion’s point @ Lonavala

The thumbs up peak

Once again, the bike rides 😍❤️

On the road

I was so not ready to go back to Goa. But what other choice did I have? 🙁

This trip was GOOD!!!