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LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

Dear Reader 

It’s been a while since I’ve hit the road. 2 years and 4 months actually.

One day a few months ago, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and my stomach just sunk. My eyes – they possibly couldn’t have been mine. There were tiny spots on my cheeks and some lines defined in the permanent dark circles underneath my eyes. In panic I went to and asked my beautician what the hell they were and if I needed to go the doctor! With much kindness, she gently pointed out they were ‘age spots’. Age spots! Me? But when?

Last I remember was flying over the Himalayas in Nepal, thinking that I wanted to do something more with life. I was in so much gratitude for this wonderful wandering life and I felt that I needed to share that forward with something. I didn’t know what then on that flight but 2 and 1/2 years later, I can say that something has been The Genda Project.

But could it really be 2 and 1/2 years since I last checked myself in the mirror? When these bloody age spots crept up on me, I have no idea. Thinking back now perhaps it was during the holiday seasons when everybody was on their Christmas breaks and I was still working or maybe all those late nights when I’d still be up at 3.30am stabbing my keyboard. It’s been a long time since I got a full 8-hours sleep in one night. Sometimes I loose my bearings on what time of the year it is. Only 2 days ago, I asked if Easter had come already this year? For the life of me, I couldn’t remember what I did that weekend – normally in our household Easter is an eventful mini-vacation!

So here I am sitting at LAX airport, getting away for the first time in a long while. As much as I’d like to blog about places and travel tips, Dear Reader, I feel I need to catch up with Shyamni and find out where she is now.

So here’s to a new series on this blog – it’ll be in short bursts and not in chronological order of travel. I hope you come along and if you find me rambling on the insignificance of things – do let me know to move on!

Shyamni. xx


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