Haven’t you come so soon? I am still reveling in my escapades of 2011, marveling at the beauty of our world. 2011 was a good year, you know. I wish it hadn’t ended so soon. But now that you’re here, I dream of flying on your wings to places far away, where snow-topped mountains and their valleys lie untouched, in wait for me. I see myself floating on your seas, in waters so blue, my eyes hurt. Your roads are calling out to me, filled with people whose smiles will keep me warm & whose stories will melt my heart. Oh 2012, you’ve come so soon. Now please tease me with what you might have in store for me.
Nepal & Bhutan, over land.
I hope to cross the India-Nepal border over land through the majesty of the Himalayas, either near Varanasi or Rishikesh, and continue my love affair with Buddhist territories. If luck is on my side, Tibet will be moved off my bucket list too.
Albania, courtesy Mynatour.
Earlier this year, I won a travel blogging contest to spend a week hiking through the Alpine countryside of Albania, thanks to lots of votes & support from my Twitter & Facebook communities. I must repay with lots of travel tweets, updates & pictures!
Backpacking through the Balkan states.
Clubbed with the Albania getaway, I hope to backpack through the Balkan States over the summer. That means applying for over ten visas, but I trust it’ll be worth it.
The Andamans have indiscriminately been showing up in my travel readings & conversations, and I’m convinced I must pay their sun-kissed beaches and turquoise blue waters a visit.
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
My quest for an India Untravelled shall continue, and evolve into something I’ve always dreamed about, something that warrants a post entirely on its own, so stay tuned. I promise not to disappoint!
Welcome to my blog, The Shooting Star. I’ve been called a storyteller, writer, photographer, digital nomad, “sustainability influencer,” social entrepreneur, solo traveller, vegan, sustainable tourism consultant and environmentalist. But in my heart, I’m just a girl who believes that travel – if done right – has the power to change us and the world we live in.