A Murmuration of Starlings.
The usual way to plan a trip is to do your research and make sure you’re getting a good experience for the money you’re spending, but every once in a while you leave it to chance. You take the next plane out and reach out to the people you know. Suddenly, just like that you’re on a magical island with people you don’t know very well but people open enough to take you into their fold, no questions asked.
Winding across the border of Bangladesh and Meghalaya, is the azure spectre of the Unmgot river, its crystal waters crossing rough dilated stones, breaking down the salt of geology and dislodging muscles of quartz to create the most sublime landscape. The little border town of Dawki, lies nestled at the seams of the two nations, approximately two hours (90 km) from Shillong. Excluded from most of the travel literature of North East India, this little town is a treasure trove for every kind of traveler, from the adrenaline junkie to the hermit.