March 23, 2011

Favorite Places

I guess everyone has their dream destinations and favorite places. Dream destinations are usually the places which we have seen in movies, or some friend's facebook album. For me, there are the places I have never been to, but want to visit at least once - Italy, France, New Zealand. There is something associated with these places which is hard to describe, and I sincerely hope that when I actually visit any of them, they don't turn out disappointing. 

There are a separate set of places which are our Favorite Places - where we have been earlier, and would love to visit back on the first opportunity. These are the places where we have had some memorable moments, and we find ourselves comfortable in. I haven't seen too many places round the world as yet, in fact not too many in India either. Goa would be one such place, and another for me would be Hong Kong. Even though I have been living in HK for some time now, I still like the place very much - for all the reasons why a Mumbai fan would like the city in spite of all its shortcomings. Hong Kong is lively, is comfortable to set in, and has a place of almost everyone in the world (culturally). There is no one big over-bearing culture in the main area, and it contributes to ease with expats can settle in. 

I'm going to India this week, and would be spending at least a couple of weeks there. Not much planning done as yet on things to do, and places to visit, but guess once I'm there things would fall into place. Hopefully would get to meet a lot of people this time - something which I always plan but never end up doing. 

6 comments:

nightflier said...

New zealand, Bruges (Belgium), Morocco, turkey - that's it. Random countries in Africa too actually.

And have fun during the India trip. They last longer inside the head and in reality an altogether different story! :)

Dee said...

Hong Kong has become Home, but earlier I was overwhelmed by it's fast pace and modernity! Now, I can say, I like almost love it!

I love Sri lanka, and lately Malaysia is a fave! Mostly becos they remind me of India! hehe!

Have a good trip in India!!!! Lucky You!

AshR said...

Have a great time in India. And don't forget to keep blogging.

Calvin said...

@nightflier: Thanks, but trip would be long in reality as well :), more than 2 weeks is a real luxury...

@Dee: Oh, I was never overwhelmed by it - infact the first time I came here (during internship), it was kind of dream world for me...never been to Malaysia though...and ya, lucky me :)

@AshR: Thanks, I won't have 3G on my mobile there, but hopefully the home broadband would not disappoint :)

Chandana said...

I would love to visit New Zealand too... its on my list :)
Italy wont disappoint you for sure. I've been there so thats one place i can say you'll love for sure!

Actually there are so many beautiful places to visit in India itself..
Have fun on your trip!

Calvin said...

@Chandana: Yes, India has almost all kind of places - suited to different needs and desires. However, still haven't been to most of the lovely places. Hopefully will get to see at least one of them on this trip...