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I promise I’ll fall in love this year; whether it be with him, a city, or a hobby.
Him. Maybe our eyes will lock first at a random shawarma joint or in a typical Dubai crowd during the night. And in the midst of that an orb of city lights have appeared, noises halt, surroundings blurred, subject focused, my favorite Snow Patrol song played, and then the camera dolly’s in. There goes my jaw-drop-gorgeous man, ready to scoop me right before I attempt to literally fall head over heels. I’ll probably never forget how beautiful that’ll make me feel.
City. I’d like to tear up once I take my first step in any part of the world, again. I’d like to bask in different cultures; listen, feel, and touch history if possible; walk the foreign city as I take in another side of reality with a smile; taste legit and authentic kebabs, pasta, wanton, and kimchi; pee in the snow (optional); step on crunchy dry autumn leaves; converse with the locals; and just let the wanderlust bug take its toll on me.
Hobby. Cooking, oil painting, exercising – any of them doses me with high amount of good vibes.
So hey Universe, bring it on, I’m ready – whoever, where ever, or whatever that is. I’m all geared up.
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I think what’s exciting is seeing and experiencing new things that makes travelling amazing, and Sri Lanka is one for catching you off guard.
Being known as one of the hubs for beach enthusiasts, I never pegged SL having an array of ruins scattered all over the provinces. The history savvy in me was in utmost glee, I must say. Sabi ko nga sa kaibigan ko na iba ang pakiramdam na makatapak ka sa mundo that used to be majestic. Those marbles used to be a hall where the kings used to feast, those drawings were done by those with the fiercest imaginations, those sculptures and boulders were manually made. Every part, every step, and every bit was so rich that you just hope that you could live it at least for a day.
- Sri Lankans are very accommodating, patient, and very business-minded.
- The provinces resemble Quezon.
- The foods are similar to Indian cuisine.
- Most of the roads are two-way, pero sa mata ng tsuper eh kanya lang kalsada. So for those who are planning to visit, brace yourselves for some swerves and overtakes. And life-flashbacks. Haha.
- Teas are cheap, since that is one of Sri Lanka’s main produce.
- Monkeys are everywhere.
- You’re not allowed to take pictures with your back facing the Buddha statue as this is deemed disrespectful. Mimic or any kind of mockery is also considered disrespectful.
- You can wear shorts, provided that you’ve mosquito repellent lotion to cover your legs.
- Food is cheap. AED 8/PHP 80 could guarantee you a big meal.
- Everything closes at 6pm.
- Buck load of trees.
- There’s Etisalat!
- Less imports and more on local product patronizing *3 snaps for you gurfren*
Cut to, imagery.
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Once upon a fairy tale I found you
but you just stayed there
without even a passing thought of joining me in reality.
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Your tears were the most beautiful part of you.
Not that I frolicked in being basked upon that gloom,
but the mere fact that it was you pouring every bit of sentiment,
every bit of realness, every bit of love,
every bit of pain, every bit of you.
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Filed under: travel | Tags: agra, bahai temple, delhi, delhi tourism, divisoria, Dubai, gandhi smriti, hindu, india, indian, indians, janpath, laxmi narayan temple, Philippines, qutab minar, road, roundabouts, taj mahal
Who said that spontaneous happenings should only be limited within a mile radius? I say, jump in the jet and let it lead you where ever.
I have no words to describe as to how beautiful India is – despite it being a third world country. It reminded me a lot of the Philippines, not because of the pollution but how the urban intertwines with the natural environment; how street food vendors are at every corner of the road; how their metro resembles Metro Manila’s MRT; how South Extension reminds me a lot of Ortigas; how enjoying it is to shop at Janpath (Delhi’s Divisoria); how determined the youngsters are to make a sale out of fancy necklaces and snow globes; and how prominent the culture is especially in the provinces (Agra).
The fact that I was in India only dawned on me on our second day – t’was when I saw Taj Mahal. Nung minuto na una kong nakita ang isa sa mga pinakamagandang likha rito sa mundo, tsaka ko napagtanto na hindi ko talaga pagsisisihan na nagamit ko ang halos lahat ng naipon ko para lang makita ito. Kung pwede lang ulit-ulitin, I would go there whenever.
- The abundance of roundabouts on the road is quite refreshing and amusing
- The cars are small, width-wise.
- Three lanes actually translate to five lanes. Or six lanes? Trust me, these drivers can make it happen!
- Everybody is always on the rush. Regardless of your age or gender, people will want to get ahead.
- For the ladies, refrain from wearing plunging necklines and shorts. You do not want to be stared at.
- I didn’t miss Dubai that much because a part from Filipinos, a lot of Indians reside in the city.
- It is better to eat Indian food with your hands
- When you’re in the city proper, walk like you know where you’re going.
- It does not smell like jabar.
- Hindu traditions look fun! If I wasn’t wearing a white top in Agra, I would have joined the crowd throwing colored powder at each other.
Ready to be bombarded with images? Let’s do this.
Janpath Shopping Complex
Flat tire on our back to Delhi from Agra, boo.
Shank’s cool map
Open your heart and mind for you to see beauty in everything
My life is that of a mountain trekker. She strives to reach the mountain top just to be able to admire the panorama of God’s wonderful blessings. She breathes in the world and sees Him in everything. Standing atop and appreciating how God has been so wonderful, kind and so generous to such an individual like me.
My devotion is to preach my thankfulness for His beauty that is reflected through all of the tangible and intangible matters here on Earth. My interest is to live His Will and make it my heart’s desire.
A special relationship is not my concern because my needs are what’s already surrounding me. But if a fellow trekker happens to see me as a part of the ‘panorama’ and can outweigh my most adored tangibles through his intangibles, I guess I’d have to give in to a new need. Soon.