In 2015, Team Onetimefashionista set voyage across 4 countries, 2 islands, 2 deserts and 13 cities/locations in 4 continents to share the joy with you that how addictive and enriching it is to see the world by yourself with all your senses. Earlier in 2015, we set foot on the southern most point of the United States where the foamy waves of the Pacific Ocean splashed on our feet in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. We climbed up the Kjerag Mountains to see a dangling rock and completed an epic 2200 km cross-country drive through the country where God lives – Norway. Then we put a big tick on the biggest country of the whole world while we hummed and followed “The Moskva, down to Gorky Park, listening to the wind of change…” in Russia. Finally, towards the end of the happening year, we went to the cradle from where it all started for the human civilisation – Egypt – where it all began!
Like an anti-climax of a movie, the famous rock of Kjerag seemed like a mirage drawing the thirsty voyagers to an even farther oasis. We did reach the snow-clad mountain slope where the directions showed the rock was situated but we couldn’t see. Reluctantly I was about to make another climb when Tanusree luckily met two other hikers who showed us the precious position where the rock was hanging. It transpired that further up was the place for adrenaline junky base jumpers who went for free falls. So I came down and slided down to the cliff suggested by the other hikers. A quick turn of the head and voilà! There was the sizeable piece of rock gently maintaining its balance between the two walls of the mountain, something so unique, never seen before. The sight of the Lysefjord down below and the gigantic Langavatn mountain on our left with cascading waterfalls from this location was breathtaking. Especially the graceful was the tall waterfall was making its way deep down below was like a poetry in slow motion. It was a slow unfurling of flowing stream as if the gorgeous mountain beauty was undoing her long foamy hair to mesmerise the onlookers.
If it is your birthday then you always have the choice of cutting a cake surrounded by the warmth of family and friends in a cosy restaurant or in the comfort of your living room. You can always raise a few toasts to celebrate the additional milestone in your life meter and blow away the flames of the candles making secret wishes for your health and wealth. Finally you can always dance the night away with the beats of music to beat the blues of becoming a year older. I did something different for the first and may be the last time in my life to celebrate the ushering into the 35th birthday. I, along with my partner in crime, rhyme and reason of life – completed on the 13th of June 2015, an arduous and extreme hiking up and down, for a total of nine and half hours, three mountains in the gigantic Kjerag range in south-west Norway to see for ourselves the miraculously dangling Kjeragbolten rock which is a wonder of nature. Suspending above a 984-meter deep abyss, it is a boulder located in the Kjerag mountain in Rogaland, Norway. The rock itself is a 5 m³ glacial deposit wedged in the mountain’s crevasse and the hike itself of these mountains is classified as ‘extreme’.