Friday, 30 November 2012

My birthday bucket list

Two years ago, I made a wish list of all the things I wanted for my birthday and sent it out to my close friends. The list went from places I wanted to visit to things I wanted to acquire. I just happened to find this list about a week ago and couldn’t stop laughing at some of the ridiculous requests I’d made. For instance, I wanted to meet the new Star Trek’s Spock Zachary Quinto. Among the rest, there was the desire to visit Europe and USA, as well as Ladakh and Srinagar in India.

And now, I’m pleasantly shocked to say that I actually managed to fulfil several of those supposedly ridiculous wishes. I made it to Srinagar and Ladakh on the same trip, I finally made a foray into Europe with a work trip to Switzerland only to follow it up with a solo trip to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, I then headed to the US for two months, and most shocking of all, I attended the Golden Globes. I’m STILL in disbelief. To all those who believe that the law of attraction doesn’t work, here’s proof it does!

And so, in the hope that it will continue to work, here’s my birthday bucket list for 2013:
  1. Cappadocia, Turkey: Live in a cave hotel and hop on a hot air balloon ride.
  2. Iceland: Glaciers and the geothermal pools
  3. Ladakh: The Chadar trek by the frozen river
  4. Sweden: Ice Hotel and northern lights
  5. Germany: Christmas markets and the Ritter Sport chocolate factory
  6. Sky diving
  7. Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, Germany: To stay in one of the most unusual hotel rooms ever made

Feel free to share your lists too!

5 comments:

Chris said...

Ha, good thinking! I will have to put Mumbai on mine.

If you go to Cappadocia, be sure to spend a few days in Istanbul. I had a great time there last month. :-)

Chris said...

...and more importantly, happy birthday!!

Ruchika Vyas said...

Thanks Chris :) I will.

Carmenne Kalyaniwala said...

Belated happy birthday Chinky.... and I really liked your article... I believe truly in the law of attraction... and yes, you do attract what you want the most if you believe in your wish, no matter how ridiculous!
And your wish spots are hardly ridiculous.... :)

Ruchika Vyas said...

@Carmenne: Hehe, I couldn't agree more :) Thanks!