Long time, no see.
Brother where art thou be?
A lot happened during this year (just like every other year). Quite incredible then that I write this 360 days after my last update. The world has been up to its mad usual self, and I’ve marched on like Hercule Poirot on an icy Tuesday night. (I just coined that reference. I might not be legit at all). I got a job, moved into a nice house and bought a Honda. However, the highlight has to be travel.
- 2014 started in NYC (which is not my current abode, since I’m now based out of Boston)
- I traveled to India in the summer. In India, there were trips between Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore
- Later in May, my travels took me to Istanbul in Turkey and Athens in Greece
- Countless trips to New Hampshire
- Heck, even work is a 25 mile one-way commute every day
In the spirit then, the next twenty odd days will see me making trips to South Florida and DC. I’m especially excited about my first Florida vacation – as a single explorer – where I’ll be staying with an extremely nice couple I found on airbnb, near Hollywood beach. In addition to the Ft. Lauderdale area, I’ll be visiting Miami, and at least the Palm Beach or the Keys. The trip to DC arises out of enrollment in the “Washington Seminar Program” – which is (hopefully just) a conference structured administrative program. The reason I signed up was that it’s basically 3 credits at the price of one-and-half.
Re. Florida: At first slightly apprehensive about traveling alone, someone remarked last night that I was twenty-six now (unbelievable) and needed to do this. I absolutely agree. Here’s my plan – I’ll be just like one of those backpacking tourists, ready to immerse in the surroundings, sprawled on the beach with a book and a drink, hitting random bars and partying with strangers. I should be okay, right? Anyway, I’ll be making a chronicle of how it goes, either here or on tumblr. Vines, videos, pictures. They’re all coming. Should I buy a monopod?
Books have been ordered by the way –
- The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami (I could never finish Kafka. Maybe I’ll find this more interesting)
- Fodor’s South Florida 2015 travel guide (I did mention being “very” touristy?)
I’ll carry my copy of Animal Farm, just in case I magically get through those above within the five days. There’s also going to be a lot of planning (starting tomorrow). Maybe I should learn a language. A language would be fun.
Awesomeness comes naturally to those who’re too busy ignoring it
Until later then.
To be perceived super-cool, I’ll add some pictures from the summer now.
Istanbul – Blue Mosque, Bosphorus and Baklava (lots)
Athens – History, Beaches and Women