I was dyyying for 2009 to end, even though it actually went by at break-neck speed.
We're finally on the last day of the year and as I look back, I'm trying to think of some of the positive things that happened in the year (I don't need to think of the negative, they were so devastating that it need not be put down here to be remembered for posterity).
April 2009- Delhi
This was the best of my trips for the year, in spite of all the travelling I did after.
I miss Delhi.
July 2009 - Nasik
Stayed at The Beyond at Sula , which was awesome! The wine was fabulous and the food they cooked for us was orgasmic! We gained a lottttt of weight in 3 days, all 8 of us! :o)
August 2009 -Cairo
This was excellent. I was there on business, and so I didn't have to spend a dime on myself (except for those earrings I bought at the souq, but that was a steal!)
also August 2009- Kerala
Went there mainly for a friend's wedding. My bday was on the same day as the mehndi function and it was the worst bdays to date! Hardly anyone wished me (this one woman called me, talked to me randomly, hung up, then called back again 5 mins later cos her husband reminded her it was my bday and she wished me as a afterthought), and I kept being shifted from one house to another due to various reasons, feeling completely unwanted and like a huge nuisance. Wanted to get away ASAP.
Not the best of months for me.
Nov-Dec 2009 - Spain
Bittersweet. The place was beautiful. I would have enjoyed more if I was in a better frame of mind.
Nov-Dec 2009 - Uk
LOVED the UK! There was this one day that I spent in London by myself, walking around with my nose buried in my Lonely Planet, taking train after train from one place to another. It was fabulous! I'm quite an expert now at taking the Tube :D.
Oh, and this one night, we were right outside as Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson and Penelope Cruz were walking out from the premiere of Nine at Leicester Sq! And the next day, I took off to Cambridge, and my cousin took me to Ely Cathedral at (duh!) Ely, and Colin Firth was shooting for a movie there! :D
The funny part was, everyone in the Uk was super nice! I've heard so much about how stiff and cold the British are and how there is a lot of racism there, but thankfully, I didn't experience anything! A lot of times I would be the only Indian in a very english pub, and though they'd give me the once over (I guess it's not often you see a single Indian girl in a pub ordering bangers and mash) they were mostly nice and would become chatty, or else just leave me to myself. I was delighted with England, and England seemed quite delighted with me! :o)
Anyway... my vacations are all over for the year. And hopefully, the suckiness will be over too.
I hope that 2010 will be saner.
I hope that I can forget and forgive. And forget. Oh how I wish I forget!
I wish, I hope, I pray....