Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Greatest Romance

I read this book as a reference to this new thing I am working on.The Sketching Backpacker. What a nice concept. This book was published in 2007, way before I even had the tiniest idea that I will experience backpacking someday. 2008 was the last time I experienced backpacking and I didn't even have a decent camera then. What I had are a hundred misadventures with a fellow traveler Jerik and meeting so many people from around the world.

I salute this book for a very simple and solitary activity while traveling - sketching. Seriously, one has those spells of just staring at nothingness and listening to music. But sometimes one must be able to stretch not only his creativity but his muscles as well, right? But Robert captures his experience through his sketches. To each his own.Robert had romance with his charcoal and paper. I have romance with meeting people along the way and sharing bottles of beer with them.

Okay so if I were to make a story out of this, Robert would have sketched a beautiful face who will become his soulmate. Haha. Actually I am brewing the best travel romance yet...inspired by my November 2008 travel to Singapore-Malaysia.And through listening to fellow travelers about travel romance. And that new romance flick from Star Cinema? I have this feeling that it is a travel romance flick. Hmmmm. Not to be fazed.

But seriously, I'm even more inspired to go to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Beijing because of the book.

Dream Destinations in 2010
1. Visayas Region Philippines
2. Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos

3. Beijing
4. India-Sri Lanka-Nepal
5. Batanes

Top Destinations in this lifetime

1. Egypt
2. Morocco
3. Prague
4. Japan
5. Europe (France, UK, Italy, Spain, the works)
6. Mexico
7. South America )Machhu Picchu, Peru

and basically what consists of the 7 wonders of the world, or 7 natural wonders. anything with history. anything that will keep me high.

i want to be high by seeing the world. its the greatest romance i'll have with the world. to travel it. i owe the world that much.

i want to be a seafarer or flight attendant. maybe ive chosen a wrong career path? i want to rob a bank.or sell my soul. or my body. we're daydreaming remember?

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