Traditions

I tried hard to think of something that would resonate with this word. Traditions. I have shirked them all my life. I live in the past too much for me to honor its traditions. I am not a Christian. I am also not much of a Hindu. Religious traditions hold little significance for me.

I thought then, what is the one tradition I really follow? It is to travel. Ever since 2003, I have been racing against time to learn more about this beautiful, chaotic, frenetic world of ours by traveling. My Indian rupees don’t go a long way. Corporate jobs left me with little time. Yet, travel has become a fixed tradition. There hasn’t been a year I haven’t traveled somewhere. Anywhere. This year, I kept up with the travel tradition even more.

The places I visited this year:

  1. Gujarat in February

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2. Banavasi, Karnataka in March

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3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu in April

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4. Four Seasons Vineyard in Pune in May

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5. Shimoga, Karnataka in June

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6. Japan in July

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7. Bylakuppe, Karnataka in August

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8. Sikkim in September

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9. Chennai, Tamil Nadu in September and October

10. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu in October

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11. London in November

12. Scotland in November

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13. Gingee, Tamil Nadu in December

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14. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu in December

15. Talakad, Karnataka in December

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Phew. This is one list that has made me smile. Happiness. What will my travel tradition be for next year? Here’s my wish list:

Iceland

 

Kazakhstan

 

Mongolia

 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

 

Romania and Croatia

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  1. 1
    Soul Muser

    Thanks for the suggestion, Venkat. I plan to shift all travel posts to another blog, which will be more focused on travel. This is more like a journal of my life.

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    Venkat

    Amazing places – would be great if you create albums / photo collage and description about the place and your personal experience there ! Will add richness to the article and informative to the user !

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