As i sat today's post, i was suddenly reminded of the Tv Show- THE AMAZING RACE, on AXN!! I've been totally fascinated with the show, not for the 100,000$ prize money, but for the fact that the participants get to travel literally around the globe, and try out local art/culture/sport/activity. Am sure it requires a lot of talent, endurance, patience, understanding from them, but still would love to be a part of it.... just to see if i have it in me to do it...
Travelling also took on a new meaning thanks to this show.. With every city visited, i started noting down pointers, places, things in my mind and today i have a cache that is large, and brimming with information.. About time i put it to some use, before it rots and rusts away!!
Go to a park and ride the roller coaster, or try a local dish, fix a boat and then ride it to the next destination, find your way through a maze, herd sheep into their pen, shoot arrows into a small basket, look for a diamond inside a pot of dead fish... the tasks are crazy, some seem next to impossible, but it is a challenge and seems fun.......... Some even require people to face their fears and see if they can overcome them.... For some,money is the motivation.. Infact, i've also seen an estranged couple get back together because of the show!!
Whenever i travel with friends,i keep telling them " Travelling together is the best way to know if you can live /put up/share life/ strengthen a bond with someone or not.. "