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No one here gets out alive…

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” – Jim Morrison

That said, one cannot truly explore horizons of life without a dream larger than that horizon itself.

I’d always been a huge fan of James Douglas Morrison, and when I started following him, listening to his songs, and read the book by the same title as this blog, I had never imagined, I’d have the opportunity to explore what is possibly the mecca for all the fans of , ‘The Legend,’ Jim Morrison!

Jim Morrison, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France, Europe, Srinivas, Travel Blogger

Here lies the Legend!

For most travellers and tourists, Paris has it’s own charm and yes the Eiffel tower adds to a semblance of nostalgia and the rest of the city carries a feeling of being remarkable in it’s own way. It certainly is an epitome of historical greatness and has a fine taste for food, fashion, flawless culture  and a desire towards perfection of it’s own kind. No wonder it’s the most sought after destination by traveler’s across the world!

I’ve read many a times,

“Paris is always a good idea!”

Yes it is, especially if you can visit a place like the Père Lachaise Cemetery, and experience the aura of the souls of the departed, with a sense of purpose that you never had.

The destination was definitely on my list and I was saving the best for last, after having explored most of the city, spending more than a few days in Paris, @FeetonTheMap and I decided to explore the artisan life on our final day, by spending some time walking across the streets of Paris, visiting the Shakespeare and Company, reading a few lines, many a quotes, playing the Piano and being in the same location which once upon a time (1920’s) was a gathering place for many then-aspiring young writers such as Ernest Hemingway!


The experience of exploring the almost century old bookstore, which still stands as part of modern art, culture and of course a business that has a repertoire that many would consider beyond what even traditional  sight-seeing locations in Paris would stand for. The quaint little bookshop was the beginning of a path to explore the greatness that we hoped would help end our trip on a high, a spiritual as well as that of self-discovery having, tread the path of the legends in a way, like never before.

While getting to the cemetery isn’t such a big deal, considering the easy access of metro the bigger challenge is to find your way around the cemetery to reach the grave. An ordeal that is truly worth the long walk and the wait, especially if you take the main gate from Gambetta side. Thankfully, I had the presence of mind to take a picture of the cemetery map to navigate grave after grave while we tread the paths of the fall, leaves trailing across our feet, quite literally giving us a feeling of explorers of the dead!


Walking round and round, around in circles, walking down steps and trying to find your route section by section, getting to ‘Area 48’ is an enjoyment of it’s own kind for sure. It took us probably a good 30-40 minutes, considering we were enjoying the experience, stopping by a few graves as we passed by. The wait was worth it, for I knew, when we got there, the sense of awe was something I’d cherish forever, not just to think of it as a check or a tick mark in my bucket list, but a lot more than that.

And I most certainly wasn’t disappointed! How could I be… I just stood there, for about 15-20 minutes and admired the beauty and the significant and enchanting view, with a sense of nostalgia… It felt like I was thrown back in time, in an alternate world! And that’s when I realized, I knew, it was time for me to leave…

And that’s when I had a smile, a smile on my face, cause in my head I could hear the words of his beautiful ballad, “This is the End.” A song that had a sense of severing ties, ones that left him heartbroken after his break up with his girlfriend, Mary Werbelow!

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes, again

Until we meet again… Au Revoir


Wandering off beyond reality


“To wander off beyond the realms of reality, sometimes you just need to travel to get back to the roots of your imagination.”

Isn’t it true? Whenever you travel you make sure that you go to the places that you have dreamed of many times. When you travel, you always make it a point to find something that you don’t get in your day to day life. You find that escapade, that solitude and that beautiful far off distant places that you wondered about every single day of your life. Travel to me is beyond finding that escape, beyond just rediscovering myself or finding my soul. Sometimes I travel to just look at the beauty that is around me. Sometimes I just travel to find an interesting observation that I won’t on a day to day basis. Many a times I travel to just look at things that I don’t pay attention to if I am living my so called ‘life.’

How do you decide where you want to travel? The truth really is, you don’t decide where you travel, it decides you. Yeah, you might say that it’s a cliche, that has been fed to many a writers, artists and now people don’t accept it the way it is meant to be. Yes, many of us make our bucket lists and travel to places that you have been wishing for many years and I fall in that category too. The truth is, no matter how much you plan, how much you travel you would never get enough of it. So don’t think about it. Travel as much as you can, travel without a goal, travel without a dream. Just travel for the sake of it, if you will. Believe in the fact that you have the world to yourself and get going on the road that you have thought of in your mind!

Just wander off! Just start traveling, just start dreaming and start believing in the fact that, no matter what you do, you’ll always keep traveling at the smallest occasion you get. Believe in the fact that you can do it and you will do it! When you look at it a few years down the line  you’ll realize how far you have come! And that’s what I do, today. I am happy! I feel and I think I am for sure. I know I can be happier, and I know I will! Cause I have a belief that that is the only goal I have in life and I will pursue it day after day until I die! Cause I believe in what I want, and what I shall get! To travel the world till I die!