NaBloPoMo 2021

Increasing excitement of anticipation

As we approach the destination

Carefully planned, down to the last detail

(Because the best laid plans can fail)

We expect a vista of unparalleled beauty

When finally the advertised place we get to see

After all, millions of visitors go there Millions of instagram pictures they share

That look amazing, granted filters are applied

Still the place has to be beautiful inside..

This is a much awaited vacation and we

Are looking forward to being awed endlessly


Braving throngs of people and long queues

We are at the place with supposedly stunning views

The reality is quite different from expectation

We are disappointed, the best part of the vacation

Has proved to be average, how would the rest

Turn out to be, we wonder, with dampened interest


The next day of vacation has been reserved

For a lesser known attraction, this is well preserved

Because the ravages of tourism have not

Marred it yet there are not a lot

Of ratings on trip advisor, therefore

There are fewer people, we are able to explore

This place, as beautiful as the named attraction

Without long queues, flashing cameras and other distractions


This scenario plays out in our travels frequently

The road less traveled is the one that appears to be

More attractive than the popular tourist destination

The hype around it builds up excess anticipation

Hopes are dashed when it does not turn out

To be as majestic as we had heard about

Gradually I am learning to keep an open mind

To be a traveler, not tourist, and hidden gems find

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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