Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My top 5 To-do's

Life is a long road, along which we encounter several things that fancy us; be it plain vanilla love for books or a fascination towards traveling the entire world. The only thing that holds us back from pursuing things that fancy us is either restriction in the monetary form or restriction in terms of time. Our time is something we can control by proper planning and time management, the not so controllable part for me is the one relating to money; because for ticking off anything off my list I'd require money, after all, money runs the world. But if I am assure a constant supply of cash in my bank account, these as the top 5 To-do's I'd love to tick off my bucket list as soon as possible:

  1. Learn to make authentic Margherita pizzas in Naples-  I love eating food as well as cooking food, and I guess that explains this food blog. Pizza is something everybody enjoys; be it small children or middle aged adults (even old people!). Wouldn't it be interesting to learn how to make authentic Margherita pizzas in the place where it was invented? Yes, I'm talking about Naples, Italy. The thing holding me back right now is money; if I were #BefikarUmarBhar in that section, I'd go to Naples right away to learn how to make delicious thin-crust authentic Margherita pizzas.
  2. A cross country Spanish Road-trip- Have you seen the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Well, who hasn't? Anyways, just to give a brief summary, the movie takes us through the amazing landscape of Spain. Honestly, Spain is one the few countries which has enchanted me since I was a child. I've always dreamt of eating Paellas, squashing tomatoes at la tomatina, witnessing the famous bull fights, exploring the olive orchards and last but not the least, tracing the footsteps of Don Quixote (which, again, is my favourite book right from my childhood days) So if I were #BefikarUmarBhar, I'd rent a lovely vintage Comet and take a solo cross country road trip across Spain right away, see you later, amigos.
  3. Glastonbury festival in the United Kingdoms- Glastonbury Festival is one of the largest music festival in the world, with thousands of artists playing throughout the duration of the festival. It has got tonnes of stages to witness almost every kind of music! And I think that explains the high cost of the tickets to the Glastonbury festival. Now if I were #BefikarUmarBhar, I'll pack my bags and head to Glastonbury without a second thought of how I'd be able to sustain myself when I'm back home.
  4. Walk a whole country on foot- This sub-heading sounds funny to you, no? Well, it is pretty much do-able. Yes, it is, when the country in question is Luxembourg. Now this is a tiny European country neatly sandwiched between Germany, Belgium and France. Comparatively speaking, it is just a bit bigger than Paris! So, get my point? A whole country which is easily doable by foot! After all, a place (or a country) is best explored by foot. So if I were #BefikarUmarBhar I'd book my plane tickets and head straight to Luxembourg to walk through the entire country, so that when I am back I can boast about my feat of covering an entire country on foot!
  5. Luxury rail tour of India in Maharajas' Express- We Indians have literally grown up with Indian Railways; be it travelling to your 'native' place with your parents in your childhood or those lovely vacations here and there, Indian Railways has been a constant companion. It has been a long standing dream of mine to take a break from the economy version of Indian Railways and for once travel across the country in the elite Maharajas' Express, a luxury train touted as the most expensive one in the world. Seriously, one pays lakhs per day! Can any train beat that?


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