Originally posted by zorica
I read your post for Bhakti.
I also read less than before. Now I choose what to read. My problem is when I start to read a book, I ignore all obligations, until I finish reading the book.
My job does not cause me pleasure as before. I give a lot and receive little. I do not mean financially.
What makes me happy? Travels!
Travelling is my priority now. At least once a year I go to a new place.
What I've seen so far, and what I would like to see:
In the next 5 years I plan to see New York, Moscow, south of Spain ...
In the next 10 years I plan to see India! I'd go tomorrow, if somebody asks, but my finances do not allow. I have to prepare well for this trip.
p.s. "The Madman" by Kahlil Gibran, certainly you will love this book!
You are widely travelled.
Planning to come to India in next 10 years ??! I would advise you not to. Andrew had almost a fainting fit in the last week of September in New Delhi. The temperature mixed in that polluted weather was 38 degrees centigrade. It felt to me in those minutes, like what a bad idea for him to be there. But if you are not as weak hearted as him, then okay...but still India is tough place to be.
Me and my travels. Well I travelled south and north of India with parents as a kid. Mom and Dad love to travel. They never leave any opportunity that comes their way. If you ask me, they still are more travelled than me. Compared to me, they saw more of The USA than myself.
Personally, I am not interested in travelling. But still I have been to
Most of south of India in a month long road trip (the four southern states)
Parts of north and western India in a month long road trip (Aurangabad, Mumbai, most of Gujarat, Jaipur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Uttaranchal, Himachal, Srinagar and Pahalgaam)
Central India - Bhopal, Amla
I saw Jammu (Gulmarg, Shaalimar and Nishaat gardens, Dal Lake) and Pahalgam before the terrorism in J&K began. We could not visit Punjab when we took tour of North India then because of ongoing terrorism in Punjab.
Kuala Lumpur City - Malaysia
Houston - Texas - USA
Cities I stayed in full memory recall (been here in last three years)
New York (I presently live here)
Places I travelled all my myself - alone and which I call as personal achievements
New York in 2006
Trichy to Tanjavur to see Brihadeeswara Temple in 2008
I may never venture out to travel anywhere, but if I were to make my ass get set go, then my dream destinations are:
Madagascar - want to see the Indian ocean from Madagascar and the baobab tree with real eyes
Mauritius - want to see the Indian Ocean and the beaches
Maldives and Lakshadweep - want to visit a friend in Maldives and see the coral reefs in Lakshdweep
Dubai - want to see Dubai and do shopping...anything
Wanted to see the Hot Springs in New Zealand, but I have dropped it.
And one day, I might as well go to Utah to see the Grand Canyon.
Okay. Will check out "Madman" All the best for your travels.
Barcelona pics on Page 26 and your travel summary...Thank you for that.
Re Monte Carlo, Monaco. Did you see the F1 Grand Prix circuit. I guess, it cannot be seen as tourist destination...Sorry for my silly question there. Just that Monaco reminded me that when you spoke about Football Stadium in Barcelona. My brother travels a lot. Internationally, he is most travelled in my family. He been to a live foot ball match (I think the girls soccer match in the london Olympics 2012). And my sister watched the KL Grand Prix in 2004 or 5. They say, live experience feels great. Andrew had been to Germany to watch the 2006 FIFA world Cup.
Edited by 0-SD-0 - 28 January 2013 at 7:08am