My friendship with Medhavi is the most unique. It’s strange that I made a life long friend as soon as I started chatting with her at the height of 14,000 feet at Roopkund trek. She turned out to be a kindered spirit. As good as my female version! I was shocked to discover that we shared same passions for travel, same hunger for adventure, same disdain for marriage and routine corporate life and even the same zodiac sign. We even cracked similar jokes on the same person. Our secret modus operandi to manage more travels in a year also turned out to be eerily similar. Surprisingly our dress code is also the same in this only picture of ours. I respect and admire her audacity and courage when its comes to travel. She has amazing fitness level, thanks to her passion for sports, notably, Badminton. I often tease her by calling her ‘Badminton Legs’..
Medhavi’s amazing sense of humor cracks me up. It’s uncommon to find a girl with a funny bone. We discuss travel only. (We talk in jokes!) When I asked her the kind of money you spend on expensive trekking in India , you could have done a trip across the world! To this, she replied nonchalantly, “The world can wait, my country is so beautiful. I want to enjoy its beauty first!” I agree with this viewpoint since I also think like this.
She is very courageous and most of her trips are solo in inaccessible and remote parts of the country. She has been very modest and never made any brouhaha about traveling solo. The fearless person that she is, she is never shy to try a new adventure. More than fearing the adventure, she likes to take the bull by horn and perceive it as a challenge than a threat! I have seen her beating both men and women when she is up for a challenge. When she is not climbing mountains, she’s her girly self. She will go to spa, eat cheesecakes at 5 star cafes, go to brunches; all of which I can’t stand! These are the only modern urban frills she does otherwise she is very unmaterialistic like me. She will anyday prefer a trek over an iphone! Without second thoughts!
She is an inspiration to all the travelers (Not just women). I am proud to be friends with one of the most adventurous, fit and funny person I have ever known.