“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
This is it!
In a few hours, I will be boarding my flight to India. I’m excited, yet at the same time anxious for all the new experiences!
There’s a certain tinge of sadness creeping in my body, I must admit. Though this isn’t the first time I’m leaving the country for a couple of months, this is the first time I’ll have no family with me. As I woke up today, I couldn’t believe that time flew by, and that, in fact, today I’m leaving.
After saying goodbye to the people I left behind, I’m starting to prepare myself for the new adventure. Here are some of the things I want to do in Southern India:
1. See a tea plantation
2. Drink chai tea
3. Ride a train
4. Attend a festival
5. Eat curry
6. Do yoga
7. Learn 10 everyday phrases in the local language
8. Visit a Hindu temple
9. Walk around Bangalore
10. Spend a day in Mysore
Surely, there will be ups and downs, but this definitely will be an unforgettable experience.
Goodbye for now, Manila. See you in six weeks!