top travel destination for 2017
One of my most anticipated travel destination is India and has been since 2012. Here's why.
In early January of 2012, I decided to pack my bags and move to Florence, Italy, to pursue my dreams. Part of those dreams was to complete a Master's Degree in Fashion Styling and Art Direction. Not knowing what to expect of this journey, I braced myself for everything and anything which could come from this experience and hoped for the best. And what I certainly never expected was to meet my soul sister on my very first day of class. We instantly connected and have remained "soul sisters" ever since. Ria, short for Indrakshi, is from India. I call her my soul sister as the bond we share is like no other friendship I've experienced in the past. We had this instant connection in which it truly felt as though I'd known her my entire life and yet I had just met this person.
Over the course of our friendship and time spent in Firenze, (I've always preferred calling Florence by its Italian name, Firenze) Ria has much shared with me on her culture, food, language, cultural fashion/attire. Lucky for me, there were three other Indian classmates I had the opportunity to get to know and learn of their culture altogether. It was not long before I was to fall in love with this magical and intriguing place called India and would find myself wanting to plan my first trip. I've always told myself I would make my way to visiting all the girls after we had graduated from our Master's Degree to reminisce on good memories and discover this beautiful country but, alas! Time just seems to slip away from us as when we are all so distracted by our daily duties and work obligations. I have not lost the desire however. I still very much want to travel to Ria and the girls and as soon as I can afford the time to go, I will.
Apart from my personal and strong beliefs as to why I should be travelling to India, here are the TOP 5reasons as to why you should also be discovering this incredible country for yourself.
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