A Recurring Dream

There is a stretch of land between the airport and Mangalore town that is so verdant and beautiful that it never fails to bring a lump to my throat. I get off at the bridge to inhale the fresh, earthy fragrance that I have missed so much.

“Wouldn’t it be lovely to buy some land here and set up a home-stay? We could build a couple of beautiful cottages and have our own boats to ferry people across”

“It would cost some. And who would want to come here?”

“The same people who go to Kerala. The landscape is similar, just not marketed right.”

“Hmmm, you would have to be prepared to cook. And travel less.”

The ever practical, dream busting R. Why can’t men have dreams that aren’t always populated by skimpily clad women or things with four wheels?

My daydream gets pushed to the back of my mind, seemingly forgotten. But I know it will recur, and this conversation replay with minor variations the next time we cross this bridge. I also know that it will remain just that…..a daydream.

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

70 thoughts on “A Recurring Dream

  1. “Wouldn’t it be great if we…” I say this all the time. It doesn’t get me far. I’m trying to practise contentment, but it doesn’t come naturally.

  2. Your dream sounds lovely. I have a similar recurring conversation with my husband Lance that starts out with…”This town needs a sushi restaurant…we should open one!”….and quickly gets shut down from there, usually due to the practical fact that we are miles away from a source of fresh fish…;)

  3. A big thank you for showing our country in a very beautiful way. I really feel proud, when someone tries to show the brighter side of our country. And I am glad, you did that for all of us with this post. Mangalore is a beautiful place and you are right, It will be lovely to buy some land at that place. It will be so peaceful.

  4. Madhu, this is a stunning post, dear mate! Well, Mangalore — here I come, someday! And, thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. Keep in touch! Love the photos on your blogzine. Cheers.

    1. Thank you Shaheen. Let me know when and I shall take you on a guided visit 🙂 Love your blog too. Not one to be rushed through though, shall return at leisure to absorb all that wisdom and beauty 🙂

  5. Bwahahaha! Is this the same person wailing about you traveling? I think it was about drinking instead of sight-seeing.

      1. Hehe. I’m not so sure myself either. I was thinking it was your blogpost where another person said something about how much you travel, and that he/she wants to do seomthing else other than going places.

  6. Agree Madhu. Though Kerala is my hometown and I love the place…i haven’t been to any of the popular destinations nor did I plan. Not because I don’t want to but may be it too crowded and there are better quiet places. I love Mangalore and as you said it….I wish to buy a small piece of land…….keeping my fingers crossed.


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