January 10, 2009

The Year That Was...

The Year 2008 gave me an opportunity to travel some more. Here's a summary of my trips:
Images: December Travels
December 2008 travels to Mumbai, Mangalore, Nagarahole National Park, Kutta, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mercara, Coorg district.

Nagarahole National Park
October 2008 travels mainly to Dubai, Sharjah and Hatta of the United Arab Emirates and into the borders areas of the Sultanate of Oman.

Dubai Desert Safari
Singing in the Rain
August 2008 trip to Mangalore, Karla, Lonavala, Khandala and Mumbai.

Bhaje Caves, Lonavala
Journey to Garhwal
End-July/early-August 2008 travels to Garhwal from Delhi to: Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Joshimath, Auli, Govindghat, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Pandukeshwar, Badrinath, and Mana village.

Trekking in the Valley of Flowers
Greetings from Jordan
March 2008 travels to Jordan that included: Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, the Dead Sea and the Petra.

Arch of Hadrian, Jerash
Back to Pavilion
End-February/Early-March 2008 trip to the Kumaon from Delhi to: Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sattal and Corbett National Park.


I had mentioned in my post 24 Hours Are Not Enough about my upcoming examinations. It is now almost time . So, in addition to my day to day activities, lately I've had to make time to give some attention to my text books. I shall be active in the 'blogworld' as soon as the exams are over. Until then, enjoy life and your blogging time.


Final_Transit said...

Hi Celine, I did wonder about your long absence after you got back. So all the best for your exams, I am sure you'll do good. As for the post and the pictures, they bring back memories from your older posts, and I love that picture (you know which)!
cheers, Puku

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for your concern, care and good wishes. I like your confidence in me. I wish you were my examiner.:D

Now, which picture? Haha..

Kalyan said...

Too Bad Celine! I just discovered your blog and found it addictive. Wrong timing really.

Good luck for the exams!

Tejas said...

Good luck for your pariksha.

Want to shout into your ears - "Pretty ordinary year" :P

Cuckoo said...

All the best for your exams, Celine.

You'll do good, don't be so nervous. And when you come back, you don't have to think what post to start from. A tag is waiting for you on my blog.
See here http://www.cuckooscosmos.com/Musings/2009/01/12/the-oddity-in-me/

indicaspecies said...


Aw..I won't be long, just a couple of weeks more. Time flies, no?;)
I shall try to put up some pictures when I can but travel posts to continue later. For now, gotta get back to the books.

Thanks for the good wishes.:)

indicaspecies said...


Haha.."Pretty ordinary" for you or ..did you mean for me?

If for me, know this: I spoke only about travels of 2008 in this post.
As for other matters, could say lots, but this isn't the medium...or is it?
Anyway, in a nutshell, 2008 has been a year when I discovered the joy of making complete peace with self and rest followed beautifully.

So..for me, that's definitely not ordinary, instead very special.:)
Thanks for your good wishes.:D

indicaspecies said...


Thanks for the tag..grrr:D
Who says I'm nervous? I am not at all nervous, but intend to do well. That's why putting in some efforts. Thank you for your good wishes Cuckoo.:)

oo7 said...

wow yaar kya mast life hai..as i have told u before..i wish i was in your life..you are living the life i want too..so lucky..me so jealous ;D

anyways u came to nainital..wish i had known u before,we could have met :D

anyways..take care and exams ko Phod dena...

rock on...

indicaspecies said...


Phod doongi..hehe.

Live your life the way you want to yaar. What's stopping you? I intend to make more trips to Uttarakhand as it's one of my fav places, being a Himalayan state!

oo7 said...

are i just saw..in my comment above..i had to write *i wish i was in your shoes..lolz

kab tak chalne hai exams aapke??

yaar money stops me always :(
hope i get a job after my training..


indicaspecies said...

Shoes...lol..ok! Exams are till 23rd.

Hope you get a good job that will fetch you a lot of money for travels. Cheers.:)

Ram Dhall said...

Your posts on Gharwal were like some of the best paintings of the master. These are truly a collector's item.

After you finish your exams, please do write something about Jordan. That region looks mystic.

Good luck for your exams.

Merisi said...

Well, my girl, it sure was a wonderful ride along your side in 2008, thank you so much for taking us along! :-)

Good luck with your exams and may the travel gods smile on your this year and in future years!

Pijush said...

I cant believe it. What a amazing year you had, Wish this year will be much better than the previous one.
All my best wishes for your exam Celine. Rock the show:)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

That pretty much sums up all the funyou ve had travelling all along 2008. Good luck for your exams, hope 2009 is a lot more fun for you :)

Rahi said...

gr8 yaar. i wud wanted to live your life, whatever price u want. so much travelling u do. how do u find time for all these.

indicaspecies said...


I'll surely get back to writing in due course, and hopefully on Jordan too. Thank you for your gracious words, and your good wishes.:)

indicaspecies said...


With your regular visits here, you have been a part of my travels. I must thank you for that, so also for your encouragement all along, and your good wishes.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you. Think I travelled more in 2007.:)

indicaspecies said...


Yep it does, and thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...


Believing in the adage 'Nothing is impossible' I make the time. Sometimes also to the extent of going on 'loss of pay' for taking leave exceeding the number of days allotted per year.;)

Dewdrop said...

You seem to have wings in your feet and a zest for the wonders of nature... Nice pics as well...

Lakshmi said...

Your enthusiasm is addictive..all the best for your exams ..hope I continue to see more from your perspective.

Saibal Barman said...

There is nothing more honourable a deed in life than honouring bygone moments through its recollection! And, Celine, you've done it with utmost sincerity. Retracing life is an art, but doing it so artfully is a greater art. Yours remain such an art that will inspire readers to hold their own world of memories with respect, love and satisfaction.
My best wishes are always there for you. Take care,

Femin Susan said...

you have visited number of places.

Vamsee said...

Holly Molly!! That is a lot of traveling you did in 2008. Loved all the pictures!!

I will write to you one of these days to get more details on the Himalayan trek you did.

indicaspecies said...


Dunno about the wings on my feet but sure do have a zeal for wondrous nature. Thank you for passing by.:)

indicaspecies said...


I do have a positive attitude to travels, like you do.;)
Thanks for your kind wishes.:)

indicaspecies said...


If I could inspire someone, I'll consider that as a moment to be jubilant about. Thank you for your lovely words of appreciation and care.:)

indicaspecies said...


Yes, but not satiated with the travels.;)

Thanks for dropping by.:)

indicaspecies said...


Hehe..you think so? Thanks.
Please feel free to email. Will look forward to it.:)

GMG said...

Hi Ce4line! Wish you great success on your exams
Now, I'm so envious of your 2008 trips... Wish I could have one third of that free time... ;)))
Have a great and successful week!

AJEYA RAO said...

Beautiful recollection...Why dont you next publish your 2009 Plans...

bendtherulz said...

What a beautiful way to sum up your last year....!! Lots of travels and may the Travel God keep shining on you.....!!

I dont think you have written about Petra(Jordan) - thats the place which I am really really keen to get my hands on....!!I hope you write on that travel soon....!!

Tk care ~~

ps - Happy New Year :)) I am just getting around to this bit now.....lol...

Zhu said...

Lucky girl! You are a true traveler...

I thought of you the other, when crossing from Bolivia to Chile. You would ahev liked the scenery, huige mountains, volacnoes covered in snow...

Indrani said...

All the best, Celine!
I too traveled, but nothing to beat yours.

Vinni said...


Always nice and Astonishing to read about your Travels, Hope and wish you travel a lot to many many interesting places this year.

Merisi said...

Thinking of you! :-)

Anonymous said...

Quite a year, wasn't is? Many miles, and many many more to go. Have fun!

Fida said...

I am so happy for all the travels you did (and I am sooo envious).
I wish you all the best for your exams!

Ashraf said...

All the best for your exams

indicaspecies said...

Thank you. I did need all the good wishes for success. Hey, you travel a lot yourself.;)

In my list for 2009 or whenever possible, there is India to look forward to again. And again - being one of my fav places to travel.;)
Additionally, got in mind a few Far Eastern countries, more of Middle East, ABC trek etc etc...oh, my travel list is endless...

Thank you.
No, I haven’t written about Petra, Jordan as yet. Now that you have asked, I shall write someday.:)

Look who’s talking. You are a true traveler Zhu! I shall be over to your blog soon to savor each and every word you’ve written about your recent journey. One can easily be motivated to travel from you. Bolivia to Chile..how interesting. Thank you for the thoughts.:)

Thank you.
You’ve been to almost whole of Rajasthan and me only to Jaipur.;)

Hey there! Thanks for your good wishes and hope too you get to travel lots.;)


Thank you. I hope this year will be fun too.:)

Thank you for your sweet wishes.:)

Thank you very much. All went well.:)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lovely recollection of last year's travels.

May you have more wonderful trips this year :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

P.S. All the best for the exams!