Between the four of us, we have traveled to quite a lot of places. We share photos, experiences and sit and talk about how jealous we are of each other.Without fail, after every trip, we plan on going back again sometime, but together. Damn the problems of wanderlust – there are so many beautiful places to see and experience and not enough time!
We often might not agree on which places to see, but all of us do agree on the fact that it is just never possible to see and appreciate any place entirely with just one visit.
As we discover more places, our list of places to return to is also forever increasing; but time and again , the following places (not in any particular order) do manage to crawl up our list and make us feel the pangs of wanderlust even more .
When you think of Goa, white sand beaches, full moon trance parties and crowded beaches come in to the mind. But, nobody talks about monsoon in Goa. But get there in this off-season and you get to see a different side of the place – the simplicity, the roaring waves in the empty beaches and the smell of salty water all around you. The mud and the trees gives Goa a really exhilarating monsoon smell. You see the people going about their normal life in the rain with a great smile on their face. I hope to be back to this place not once, but for every monsoon if possible.
I am positive Santorini, Greece will make it to everyone’s top five destination list. This place is extremely romantic. Even though our trip to Santorini included four girls ,we had the most relaxing 3 days there. Watching the sun set over the horizon at Oia is like watching a picture perfect painting where the sun sets between two mountains with the ocean right beneath it with a couple of boats thrown in.
The iconic blue roofs, terrace swimming pools and cave rooms are to be experienced and every good review about these places are written by happy, satisfied travelers, I am sure 🙂
3. GILI ISLANDS
As much as I love Goa during monsoons, I loved the Gili Islands during this summer. The ocean is an amazing shade of blue and the sand is white. Most of the restaurants are beach facing and I can definitely get used to having a nice breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view. If you do get tired of the quiet and calm air, you can probably head down to the harbor for a night out. This island has everything to offer except for ATMs perhaps.
These islands are an excellent spot for scuba diving and some of the photos taken underneath the water is breathtaking! I would love to go there once again just to kick back and relax.
Call us crazy, but we want to go back there for one and only reason! to pose up a storm on the Preikestolen aka the Pulpit Rock ! Even Ragnar Lothbrok ponders over his future on top of this rock. One of us, Nandhini, visited Norway recently and took some amazing photos (even with a iPhone) leaving the rest of us open mouthed. We looked at the photos again and again, listening to her worst possible description about the place.
Wanna go on an epic journey to the Misty Mountains but don’t have the time or money to hop over to New Zealand, then we would suggest heading over to the Rockies in Colorado! Equally breathtaking with a plethora of stuff to do, be it hiking, tubing, or getting high legally in the Mile High city; if you let your imagination run (on weed or not) you may accidentally bump into a hobbit even. Though the weather can be a bit unpredictable (think skiing in May),this is one place in the US that i can return to see a new part every time.
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