Do you love to take random trips? The exhilaration you get from that spur of the moment travel is something to look forward to. There’s also the feeling of not knowing what to expect from your journey, which will certainly put you in a cheerful and positive mood.
Going out on Valentine’s Day seems overrated. I know. Cheesy. Mushy. To a point of being gross from a pessimist’s Point of View. But just the fact that you have someone to cuddle and hold hands with, on a still freezing month here in Dubai is something to be grateful for. Trust me when I say, people get by with loneliness because they have to. But no matter how solid we are with our ideologies, we can never fake the fact that we need someone. May it be a friend, a lover, a child, a sister or a colleague. You need one. You need to feel loved and cared for. We are not designed to be alone. And that’s what makes us human. And no matter how much we compensate with the superficial extravagance the world offers, a warm hug and a strong hand are still better than a pair of winter boots and a nice cardigan. Soft lips and fingers running through your hair are still better than a cold bottle of beer or driving a Meserati on a fast lane (Okay maybe some would prefer a sports car than all these. That’s your call.)
Are you familiar with the saying, “Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before”? I am making this my travel motto this year except for the fact that I visit more than one new place each year.
Traveling gives excitement back to our lives and creates the desire to learn something new. Whether you have a busy life or not, you need to take a break from your regular schedule and explore the world. It doesn’t matter if you travel by land, air or sea, the experience will always be fun and exciting. Maybe a four-hour drive to the next town won’t be such a bad idea. You’ll never know what hidden gems you’ll discover in every place you visit.
If not for the clear wide roads and flashy skyscrapers, you will start to make yourself believe you’re somewhere along EDSA just by taking the bus. So in case it’s your first time to go out of the country, out of your hometown, out of your comfort zone. In case you’re a worrywart like me who panics about trivial things. Relax. You will never be LOST in Dubai. Even say you’re English sucks badly, you will surely find a KABAYAN wherever you go. Nobody needs good English around here.
Today’s forecast is 99 percent chance of wine as we visit one of the top wine growing regions in the world. I’m pretty sure the ladies of Teatime and Tofu won’t mind if they join me for a glass of wine. Of course, you can tag along too! Sit back, relax, have a sip and let’s head over to Napa Valley.