London to Paris – Preparation

With almost a week in hand as in exact 7days at this hour I will be heading into my journey to take on the traditional train line connecting UK to the EU mainland. Not the first time in Paris but the first time by Euro rail and that too without a french speaking partner. Oh Yeah, it is going to be some journey for a change. My initial thoughts were quite good but when I look at some of the more recent news it shocks me to see the changes. I am not afraid when it comes to travelling but knowing the air of in-hospitability knowing that you don’t speak french is bit hard to appreciate. I am impressed to see as how one country be so socially uptight to not open their thoughts to the bigger vision of the world.

Is France, digging its own grave of saying we do not want anyone who cannot speak our language or is just that social behaviour of not entertaining anyone who does not speaks French ! what so ever we may think, we say this does not stop here or change. I am not intimidated besides I do not believe in these nationalistic ideas of restricting oneself.

Before people start to feel that this something I am creating on my own, I came across this article yesterday on the BBC which reveals for the facts and for the reasons why France is where it was and why it is not far from the past. For whatever we may say and feel, all I know is to go travel and capture. Rest is all “that doesn’t count for me”.

We will see what shall come out of this trip but here are some of the shots  from the past visit.

Paris


Here is a set of few more pictures if you are keen on visiting France.

I will do a brush up on things with planning as I approach the weekend since it is just a two days trip to see a friend’s daughter birthday and to meet an old Flickr friend who spotted me in India without have spoken or known me before. Incredible to see from where all people can see and find me 🙂

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Ambitions and Dreams

Everything that is related to Ambition is powered by a fuel named desire and wish. Sometimes as a child we often dream that one day we will be able to do what inspires us. Some are born with the talent to get it right from the word go and some make up their way as they grow up. Many times we struggle the hardships and come across challenges that often takes us away from where we wanted to be. To all those wonderful people who may have been discouraged either by their teachers, parents or friends – I must add that never give up what you have wanted to do in life. I have always wanted to be a pilot and path was treacherous often impossible because of monetary involvement. I could have been throwing thousands or even more to do something which I wanted to do but never had the money to do it. Like I said before – Never say Never.

After all these years, things have changed – times have improved but the passion has not died yet. Urge to spread my wings and fly though all I can think of is a small plane because I don’t still stand a chance to be in a fighter jet but definitely in a single seater acrobat stunt plane to test my limits which is what I would eventually like to do. The feeling of whom we are is a big thing to inspire us to achieve all that we want. We do have elements around us which may force us down but the biggest inspiration to you should be yourself. If you do not believe in yourself how do you expect someone to inspire you. So here I am after 18years, endless thoughts, dreams of flying and I have gathered myself together to hunch my path on the ladder of my dreams. Slowly but surely step by step I believe there is a way to your dreams.

Come along, feel the passion and see the flight as we head into our space and spread our wings of being free. Free like a FreeBird in real life.



Along comes the world that we live on …

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