Nostalgia has kicked in and before going on my break, I thought I will do two nostalgia posts. Here, I bring to you my top travels of this year. French writer, Gustav Flaubert, has once said, “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” This year was all about that realisation and broadening my horizons intellectually and spiritually; something which traveling always teaches me.

Travel and Living

1. Kerala: It is God’s own country after all.

2. Amsterdam: The coolest and the most liberal city I visited this year.

3. Paris: Because Paris is always a good idea.

4. Longleat Safari Park: As I am a through and through nature’s girl.

5. Barcelona: A vibrant city which teaches you the art of doing nothing, enjoying everything and living.

6. Ibiza: Not just a clubbing heaven but pristine beaches, sparkling blue Mediterranean waters and scrumptious food.

7. London: My new work place and perhaps the most pulsating city in the world where you can never get bored.

8. Bombay: Truly a city that never sleeps and as Dorothy said, “there is no place like home.”

9. Oxford: A wonderful walking city and the seat of knowledge and learning.

Hope my next year is also as adventurous as this one and I am able to tick off few more places in my travel bucket list.

Have a great day and wish you all a Happy New Year.

 

The soft, billowy wind kisses my cheek.

While the crisp Mediterranean waters

Cools my senses

Warms my heart

And humbles my soul.

I stand in front of the ocean

As the water comes crashing on the rocks

As the sea of people becomes a passing blur

As the sky becomes pink, orange and dark blue

I stand by it all while the sea clasps me in its warm embrace

Whispering to me

That I am home.

They say what happens in Ibiza, stays in Ibiza except of course snapshots of some lovely sights. Here are my picks from my Ibiza holiday.

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view from the airplane

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(From Top: Cala Vadella Beach, Ibiza from airplane, Sunrise at Sant Jordi Beach, Sant Jordi Beach view from my hotel room, Para sailing at Sant Antonio Beach and the mountainous route to Cala Vadella)