Travel in 2020 #icdreams
Welcome to the year we did NOT travel – The year of 2020!
We all have seen the world change right in front of our eyes, we now live in a world as we have never experienced before.
One of the primary things which have shut down has been travel.
A simple trip to the grocery store has become a process today, with guidelines and precautions and limitations – It needs planning, the same way Traveling used to!
So much so, that I am talking (writing!) about a run to buy vegetables in terms of a travel trip (I am laughing at myself as I am writing this – but this is the truth of this year, isn’t it?)
Can you imagine an actual trip where you would travel out of town?
While now the restrictions are easing up, and travel has again been permitted, but from everything I have been reading, there are a gazillion things to do, pack and keep in mind when you travel, and even then, there is a certain risk element to it (as of my writing this today).
I am not an intrepid traveler!
I do not have itchy feet. I am very happy at home and going about my daily routines.
I DO enjoy traveling – both for work and for leisure and do find reasons to travel.
A holiday spent exploring a place is a delight, and it has its own place in my life, and in every year’s plans.
I DO dream of traveling, but I probably dream MORE about eating golgappas (another fatality of the lockdown).
So for now, am I actually traveling or dreaming of travel?
Well, this is how I AM traveling
in the year of 2020 –
The last trip I went on, was right before the lockdown began, it was a beautiful trip, and going through my photographs today was a lovely trip down memory lane.
(Both photographs of this trip shared in this post have been clicked by moi!)
I am currently not a big fan of selfies (since I have again gained weight (thank you lockdown! or on bad hair days!) BUT what this year of no travel has taught me is how important memories are, and photographs (and if you have a travel journal = super se bhi upar wali feeling = super-wow-ness!) to reliving the travel, the fun and the experiences.
- TALKING about Travel
I can relive complete trips and the emotions and experiences if I can talk about it. We can talk about MY trips, YOUR trips – and I will live it right along with you – what can i say, I have strong skills of visualization!
- Making PLANS
You read that right!
Yes! Talking about Traveling can get me, and almost all of my friends who are just like me, excited and happy to just be talking about traveling again!
We have spent many an afternoon dreaming and drawing up VERY detailed plans over copious cups of coffee and vegetable (yes, we are healthy eaters too 🙂 ) sandwiches 🙂
- ARMCHAIR Travel
Travelogues have fascinated me ever since I was a young girl (more on this another day), and Travel blog posts which have been adding travel destinations to my wishlist for a while now.
Books like Da Vinci Code really open up our perspectives and the way we understand and even look at the world.
One of my all time favorite trips of Shalini’s was to Kochi, and one of her experiences that I want to experience for myself in person is watching a traditional Kathakali experience – Kathakali in Fort Kochi
Check it out to know why I am dreaming about it!
The most obvious, Day Dreaming about trips and adventures – destinations, experiences, people, food, music, nature – the whole authentic experience!
Is the experience the same?
Well, to be honest, it is different, and yet, these are so much fun too.
I cannot imagine a Life which did not have travel as a part of it!
So until I can travel again for real, I have found these ways to have some fun!
How about you? How are you traveling this year? Did you love any of my ways?
Leave me a note with your ideas for Travel in 2020 🙂