I hope that 2009 is proving to be a good year for you so far. I have a positive feeling about this year, and I’d like to reiterate my good wishes to you all – for good health and happiness for you and your loved ones.
Do you know how to be alone without being lonely? For a long time, I couldn’t wrap my mind around this concept. I couldn’t bear the thought of sitting in a restaurant or going to a movie alone. About three years ago, during university I set my mind on going to a movie alone. I did, and realized that it wasn’t really that bad! I started going frequently – alone.
When I moved to
I always knew that I was destined to travel and I feel like I’m living my dream – traveling to places I only dreamt about. I have limited vacation time, so when I am not working, I try to travel as much as possible.
When I travel, I want to learn about the culture and people of the country I’m in. I am more interested in taking photographs of people and interesting architecture, whereas shopping is the least important thing to me.
At the end of December last year, I traveled to
Many people have asked me if I felt bored and / or lonely. Honestly? I didn’t. I learnt that by being alone, especially checking in at a hotel or dining alone, one is more approachable. Very often I sparked up conversations with people working at the concierge desk, people on the same bus as me and restaurant staff.
Locals were confused because I am an Indian from
One of the highlights of
I made a spontaneous decision to go to Kuala Lumpur (KL) from
In KL, the
The trip back to
You can read more about my trip and see more photo’s on my blog at sheetalmakhan.blogspot.com
This month, my column is dedicated to my loyal friend Natalie who, without fail, is a true confidante regardless of time zones.
Happy Valentines Day to everyone who celebrates!
See you all next month…be safe and happy.