I consider myself lucky because my father is a passionate traveler..Every alternate year after our exam we used to have a long trip. We are fortunate enough that we have visited many places of Northern India (including Kashmir) at our early age. Later I came to Southern part of India for my studies and Western part of India for work. Now I am staying in Southern Part of India. One more time I consider myself lucky to have a husband who also likes travelling. We visited many places in Southern part of India. Though we could not go for long trips because we use long holidays for visiting our native.
I have visited so many places but never went for a foreign trip..Finally the opportunity came this year..My husband often visit USA for official trip, but this time we also packed our bags! I was really excited… It was my first foreign trip and I am going to cross the International Date Line (“An imaginary line on the surface of the Earth which runs from the north pole to the south pole. It demarcates the change of one calendar day to the next” wiki). I don’t know whether anybody had the feeling of excitement while crossing this imaginary line but I had it.
|Hong Kong Airport|
It was one month trip and our destination was San Francisco, California. Basically, we were travelling from one Silicone Valley (Bangalore, India) to the other Silicone Valley. Our route was via Hong Kong. Early morning our flight touched Hong Kong Airport. I was sitting next to the window seat and witnessed the breath taking view of Pacific Ocean before our flight landed on Hong Kong airport. What a lovely airport!!
|Hong Kong Airport|
After few hours we boarded in the next flight to reach our final destination and now the journey is really long. Initially, I watched some movie and daughter was busy watching all her favourite cartoons. Later husband and daughter slept but I was awake and eagerly watching the route map of our flight. It was flying over the Pacific ocean and then through the cold bay. Finally, it crossed the imaginary line and when we landed surprisingly we earned a day despite travelling for almost 22 hours. That’s the significance of International Date Line. We reached SFO safely and was waiting to explore as much as we can in next one month..
I will come up with more stories till then keep visiting my blog…