Archive for April, 2009
Boni.. in the local language means getting your first customer and that’s what i had today My First Customer(MFC)!!! After weighing his options MFC finally decided to make it for the walk.. A Walk early is the morning taking in the fresh morning air is an enjoyable experience plus MFC with his curiosity and attention made it all the more interesting..
At one point in the walk MFC exclaimed “I’ve never seen so many bananas all my life” he was right.. there were quite a few of them.. he quite enjoyed the market place and yeah we both loved our desi cutting chai.
Having finished the walk in about 2 hrs we headed for a sumptuous south Indian breakfast.. MFC was quite generous in his appreciation and also quite thoughtful in his critical feedback.. It was over our conversation when i realised what an avid and an extremely interesting traveller MFC was .. i was quite taken aback.. i must say looks are deceptive.. I’ve always enjoyed listening to people’s travel experiences there is something in it that always makes me to want to see more..
On letting MFC know that is was “MFC”, he was quite happy and passed me a “silver coin” so that it would bring me luck!!! here I was to give MFC a memorable experience but he ended up giving one in return..
Hope MFC got much more than he had hoped for.. because i certainly did.. My Boni was turely amazing..
Its more than year since i had been toying with the idea of starting a walking tour in Mysore.. The travel bug i guess is in the family.. having seen almost the whole of India as kid.. the urge to see more of the world was always at the back of mind..
My stint in Singapore gave me a great opportunity to explore south east Asia.. It was fun backpacking at any given opportunity.. lying to my boss.. getting fake medical certificates i guess bosses are the worst enemies of travellers all over the world ..but there was so much to see that i had to do it quite often It was around the same time when heard about a walking tour in Singapura, Tried it and loved the experience..
Since then i had been harbouring this thought of starting such a thing in Mysore.. having quit my job more the six months back and nose diving into doing research and meeting people who gave me a glimpse into Mysore’s past.. i must say its an extremely fulfilling experience.. So after all the toil.. here we are now all set to offer RMW to the world..
Following what some great man associated with whisky said.. “Keep Walking”…