Last week I saw an ad on olx.in mentioning that someone wants to sell my favourite bridge camera. It was a one-year old model at an attractive price – so I decided to buy it. The issue was, the seller was located at Thrisur, Kerala.
That issue, turned out to be an opportunity for us to make a 3-day impulse trip to Kerala. We went there at the beginning of this week because the train tickets were available only then.
What started as a purchase trip became an unplanned tour. Even while there, I had work for half-a-day. But once the work was over, we just hit road and asked the auto guys for recommendations on where to go. Yeah, we didn’t have time even to google for suggestions.
They directed us to an exhibition where we took lot of interesting selfies with Animals like King Kong & Dinosaur, Bahubali characters, etc. Then, we asked if there were any Kerala-style palaces nearby and they directed us to a Museum housed inside a palace. On the way we took selfies at two large Temples which were looking like palaces themselves!!
We noticed lot of crowd standing before a cinema hall trying to buy tickets, and (as you may have guessed) asked an auto guy what the excitement was all about. He not only told us about the new Malayalam movie releasing on that day (Kayamkulam Kochunni) staring Nivin Pauly and Mohanlal, but also offered to take us to Selex Mall (iNox) which was the only place where, he rightly predicted, we would get the first-day-first-show tickets. Yes we did 😀
While at the Selex mall, we decided to have the McD cone ice cream and in the opposite side we found THIS SHOP with a UNIQUE NAME – “SELFIE TEA”.
Selfie crazy people that we both are *of course you knew* we decided to jump on the opportunity to somehow hide the ‘Tea’ and take a selfie with just the “Selfie” characters on the name board. That’s what you saw at the beginning of this post. Liked it, didn’t you?
So, as we realised, trips need not always be planned to the last detail. Unplanned ones could throw in pleasant surprises as well. Like this Thrissur trip did for us 🙂
I will put up the trip photos and videos on the blog – but that will take some time as I need to organise and edit the media.
In the meanwhile, if you too think being Openminded could help you plan better trips that offer Enriching experience, do participate in the The Blind List contest by Lufthansa.