Some interesting, funny and worth reading experiences of travelers
Often people ask about Hinduism and the many gods, supreme gods we worship. Sometime it is hard to explain but if there is a question ther emeust bean an answer. So I am putting it the way I was told by a sadhu (hermit/sage), I met in Gaumukh. He said belief is the core of Hinduism, rest are the ways to reach the core.
There is nothing more unpredictable than nature and at higher altitudes it becomes a matter of life or death in seconds. On one of our mountain climbing trips (in Manali) we faced such wrath of the nature. We heard about this peak which is said to have an height of 5000 plus meters and its takes a full day for the summit.
Exactly the same reaction I had, once I saw the OYO Hotel, I have booked near the Guwahati airport. Oyo Limewood was the name and its around 2 kms from the Guwahati Airport. I was arriving late in the evening and hence thought that better to stay near the airport as I I have to leave Shillong, next day. Honestly, I never had any expectations form the OYO. I just needed a clean bed to sleep and Oyo was not able to provide that even. But it gave me lesson and lot of courage to stick to your point.
Traveling alone is always a fun activity for me. I like meeting other travelers , talking and sharing experience, and above all traveling as per my own choice comfort. Though I completely agree, hostels are nice way to save on your budget and meeting other solo travelers but my recent experiences has left, "not wanting" more of it. And its not related to the safety issue and neither I am against hostels.