Man is essentially a nomad. To wander, to test the geographical limits of ones existence, is a primeval human desire. When you get bitten by the travel bug you connect with that innate nomad in you. My connection is absolute and I feel blessed to be able to travel. When I am not travelling, I am poring over travel books or scouring online travel forums. For my first blog post I have uploaded random images from our travels across the globe. Images that I hope will convey why I love to travel……..why I get the urge to wander
So many amazing places and so little time…
The smells and the sounds!
Strangely my memory of a place is linked more to its smells and sounds and colours rather than the attractions!
Much as I appreciate great architecture and ancient monuments, God’s artistry is hard to beat!
The sheer excitement of new adventures in strange lands!
Varied cultures and customs and the understanding of why we are different ……or not!Pretty lotus seed seller
Simple meals in remote villages or snack food from street corners or gourmet meals in fancy restaurants…..food plays a huge part in my travel plans.
And most of all the people, the people, the people!
It’s the people that make the place, and in all our travels it is the interaction with local people, that has contributed largely towards making a trip memorable.
“It might be said that a great unstated reason for travel is to find places that exemplify where one has been happiest. Looking for idealized versions of home – indeed looking for that perfect memory”
~ Paul Theroux
Thank you for visiting and wish you many beautiful journeys in the coming year!
21 thoughts on “Wanderlust”
Hi aunty, great to see ur blog finally! It would be great if you can also include names of good restaurants and if possible, places to shop that are non-touristic as most of the time we are the mercy of the drivers who take us to touristic places only. Look forward to more of your travel blogs!
Thank you Deepa, for taking the time to read this! Will try to include those in my future posts
I have heard so much about your travels from Rach…great to know you are blogging…can’t wait to read..! Anu
Thank you Anu, shall look forward to your feedback 🙂
Very thoughtful on your part to include pictures. Makes it more interesting and easier for me to connect. Looking forward to more blogs from your desk. Way to go:-)
Thank you Deepika! My recent posts – all of 5 – are displayed on the top right, you need to click on them or return to ‘Home’ (button on top of page) to view all my recent posts. Thanks again
Awesome posts…..looking forward to more……you need to make a career of this.
Thanks Sabina 🙂
I want to climb in your luggage and travel with you!
This blog hopes to take you along on a virtual ride 🙂
You have awakened the sleeping bug in me … and now I just have to find the money! But I WILL!
By the way, your images are wonderful.
Thanks Mona, glad you think so 🙂
I tried Liking your post but it wouldn’t take, so consider yourself Liked!
I enjoyed your trip around the world, I must say, with a little bit of envy. 🙂
I also wish to thank you for stopping by and liking my post “Meal Time” at https://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/weekly-photo-challenge-down-meal-time/
Thank you Cris! You are welcome!
Lots of great places to see! How do you choose where to go?
Wonderfully written, Madhu! Your passion for travel is very apparent here, and with great reasons. May you have many, many more of these adventures this year. (Although how does one top a balloon ride over Cappadocia?) 🙂
I admit that is a hard one 🙂 Thanks Tita. Have missed you. Where are you?
hi madhu! so love your blog. getting to see it from the beginning. checking out the secret ingredients of a great blog. this happens to be the first chapter of your blog and it indeed is a spectacular beginning. that showcases this traveller, who travels with her five senses. wish you the very best for future!
Ana, just came across your thoughtful comment! A very belated thank you for reading and for your best wishes.