Tours & Travels
Dreamy days of Ramu & St Martin
Is there anything exciting like travelling new place or people whose life style, food habit, language totally different than ours?
It's pretty much exciting to spend time with the people who are culturally different from mine. It was one of my cherished dreams to see a sea. At last, an opportunity knocked my door to quench my desire to travel far away on last January.
My friends and I started our journey to live life to the fullest, to take the most of this precious gift of life, to discover new things. We preferred to stay at one of popular hotels of the town.
We visited Ramu, which is famous for Rubber plantation, on a sunny day. A 100-feet statue of Buddha was laying there in the temple with a wise hallow smile of gold. A mesmerizing view indeed! There were two more idols of Buddha made of white marble which have been brought from Thailand. Each piece is finely crafted and then embellished with precious stones. Inspired from the rich heritage of Thailand, the collection offers gorgeous traditional design with contemporary twist. The visit was soothing as we were engrossed with the quote of Buddha which was engraved in the temple.
Next day, we reached to Saint Martin's Island by ship which was so serene and beautiful. Saint Martin's Island, an exotic paradise, nestled in the heart of the Bay of Bengal, amazes the tourists' with its natural coral beauty. I was crazy to jump into the sea as soon as I landed from the ship because under the blue sky crystal clear water was reining the sea.
An amazing part of travelling and exploring new place tastes local food. The cuisine is deliciously focused on barbeque and grilled fishes, while seafood lovers like me had really a hard time deciding whether to order crab, fresh fish, shrimp or squid.
For dinner, I was delighted to eat sizzling sea fishes like Tuna , Laksha and so on. I also loved the juicy chunks of chicken prepared with tomato sauce, onions, capsicum, black olives, and cheese.
At night, darkness was ruling the shore due to the absence of electricity, the sea was roaring like sorceress. The full moon was fighting with the darkness to declare its presence. I've never seen such a view in my life. I was feeling like Keats's 'drowsy numbness'! A true beauty of fear and charm.
On our last day of the trip, we visited Chera Dwip. It was quiet and the view of sea-green water amazed us. We drank green coconut water which literally soothed our mind. I smiled as my imaginary blue whales emerged from the blue water.
We returned home with baggage of memories to cheer and cherish. The beauty of the sea awoke the poet within me and I wrote these lines, while lazily sitting, in the beach,
"We will meet
when you come back here.
We're on both sides of sea
I can't see but feel you're there."
The writer is studying at Department of English, Jahangirnagar University