Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.
I lived in Switzerland for six years and dwelled in absolute beauty, day and night. The house of Herman Hesse in Lugano, Freud’s house in Vienna, and Mesolithic paintings inside the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, India inspire me and have influenced my thoughts and made it multi-dimensional. Now, I live in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, which embraces possibility and considers failure as fertilizer; I am discovering a new realm of meanings in our modern lives. I often escape to the National Parks of America and happily get lost in the often surreal architecture of nature. Travel transcends the emotional messiness of day-to-day life. Moments of incredible, lyrical beauty during my journeys refine my thoughts. I can go back into the past, look into the future, and be rooted entirely at the moment. Layers of realizations slowly unfold. I hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, ditch the humdrum of daily lives, mundane repetitions, and experience the world through my writing and photographs.
I grew up in a liberal Indian family in Kolkata – the city of joy, located in the eastern part of India. I am that little girl who held her parents’ hands exploring the vast epic in space and time that is India. I am that girl who used to wait every Friday evening to watch “The World This Week” – an Indian television show in the late 80s with stories about current events from around the world. I am that teenager who had a dream for higher studies in a different country and always sought a life with an intellectual quest.
Then life happened.
In 2010, I landed in Switzerland and started with my Master’s. I finished my MSc in Business Information Systems and started working. During all these, traveling and exploring Europe’s richness and diversity became an integral part of my life. I consider this time the most fertile period of my life. Beauty, ideas, and intellect influenced my whole being.
In 2013, I felt an urge to write down my travel stories, deeper feelings, and realizations. And Travel Realizations was born. Since then, I have nourished and nurtured this speck of the internet that I can call my own creation. We have grown and evolved together, influencing and remaking each other. So have the readers and followers from all corners of the world. It is their love and appreciation that keeps me inspired to pen my thoughts and share them with everyone.
If you’re a fellow traveler, blogger, or a reader and have suggestions about new articles or feedback, you can comment on my blog or Instagram or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading! I’m glad we’re connected.