With the New Year fast approaching I decided it was time to sit down write out some resolutions for 2015. I recently read a blog post “Bring on 2015, A healthy New Year nailed” that stirred the whole idea of what I would like to achieve next year and becoming healthy is definitely one of them. However whilst I would also like to work on my health and fitness I also came up with a pretty good list of travel destinations I would like for 2015. Seeing as there is so many I’m going to be purchasing myself a yearly travel insurance product to get me through the entire year. So bring on 2015 I say and I can’t wait to explore some of these new destinations.
I’ve already travelled a lot of South East Asia, however one country I haven’t managed to get myself to just yet is the Philippines. Any backpacker I’ve ever spoken to about the Philippines always talks about it with a glisten in their eye, so 2015 is the year I’m going to go. Everyone says the outer islands of the Philippines are just wonderful with that white sand and turquoise water. I’ve also heard that it has some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world.
Central Asia is one of the places you can still visit that hasn’t been spoilt by tourism just yet. That’s why it has such a huge appeal to me. I want to get in quick before all the crowds. When I’ve googled some of the pictures of Central Asia the old ruins, beautiful architecture and smiling faces just says it all. It’s a country rich in history and culture and I want to go to just soak it all in. I plan on visiting all the “Stans” as you would say. So Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, and Turkmenistan.
Nepal has been on my to do list for ages. I’ve heard the people there are like locals you won’t come across anywhere else and the scenery is second to none. Of course you can’t go to Nepal without trying to do the famous Everest Base Camp trail, so I definitely plan on getting my fitness in top shape before heading there. As well as doing the Base camp trek, Nepal is a place I would like to spend some time volunteering in rural villages. I’ve had a few friends do it and they can’t talk about it enough.
More of India
I’ve only briefly visited India and don’t feel I’ve done anywhere enough time there. Though by the looks of it you could travel India for a year and still not see everything. I think for me I would like to explore the South first, starting with cruising the backwater in Kerala.