Saturday, 17 June 2017

Barathon Day 1- Theme reveal and more...


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After pushing and dragging myself endlessly to write for this challenge, I am finally trying to place some words here. Some days, writing just doesn’t come to you and yet you are compelled to write. I feel this is one wonderful role that challenges play and this is why I always look up to them.

They push you beyond your limits and force you to write when every single bone of your body prefers to give up.

When I heard of Barathon (organised by Blog-A-Rhythm), I happily signed up for it. What I didn’t see coming was the fact that it would take so much of pain to come up with a theme and write a post on all 7 days. Even now, writing an entire blog post seems like a task.



Enough of ranting, let’s come to the theme now. Did I tell you what is the theme going to be all about? Obviously not! If only, I’m done with the ranting (*rolling eyes*)

My theme for this year’s Barathon will be:

‘7 Things on my Bucket list and why’

While writing only 7 is a task, I’ll to cover big things or may be important things that I really want in life. But that doesn’t mean there are only 7! It only means that I have less number to put here: P

Travel the World:
This one goes without saying for I guess, all of us! But one place that is there on my mind for quite some time is Ecuador. Do you know why? Because it’s the edge of the world! Okay, there’s nothing like a flat surface there, where you can reach the edge, but it has a swing at the end of the world!

This swing is without the harness, without any safety equipment, without any net! It’s nothing more than a wooden plank suspended by two ropes and it arcs the riders out in the air over the canyon. I think this is one place that will take a real test of everyone who calls themselves adventurous souls!

While Ecuador has been on my mind for quite some time, there are other places as well which I fancy all the time.


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Sharing the picture only for this one... getting how excited I am to try this?!
I want to try a hash brownie in Amsterdam and get high and probably sit on the road just for fun! I don’t know why I think like this, but I do have this image in my head!

I want to kiss my husband under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Hey! It’s my wish list… I can think whatever I want!

I want to go to New York and stay there for some time! New York always fascinates me and ever since I’ve seen Sex and the City (am talking about the series here and NOT the movie), this urge has become stronger.

I want to go to Switzerland and feel the beauty on Earth, climb those snow-clad mountains and play in the snow with my favorite people, reach the top of the world and have wine in those chilly winds!

Then I have Egypt on my mind… to see the pyramids and the Mummies. Ever since I’ve studied about it History books in school, I’ve fascinated the place like none other!

I want to go Australia and New Zealand… Australia is beautiful and New Zealand has the world’s best skydiving thing and I just want to do it before I die!

While there are other places as well on my mind, but the ones mentioned above obviously tops the list!

What places are there on your mind you’d like to go before dying? I’m sure there must be many… why not write them here and share the list?

Cheers

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  1. How lovely Geetika. France, Egypt and New York are some of the places that I fancy as well as Dharamshala in India. This one has been on my wishlist for years and wanna explore it:)

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    1. That is amazing! I've been to Kasol.. have heard both the places are similar. But I too wanna go to Dharamshala!

      Cheers

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  2. Hey, wow! I so loved your post, Geetika! In fact, I was right there with you even as you listed the names of places you want to visit! The swing at the end of the world sounded frightening, for sure, so maybe I will give it a miss, but the rest of the places would be fun to visit, or even read about in your posts!
    Wish you the best for the challenge and may you get to visit all the places you have named here! <3

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    1. Isn't it?! Swing is one adventure which frightens me... the actual test to the adrenaline rush!
      Thank you so much for all the positive dust here on me :)

      Wishing the very best for the challenge!

      Cheers

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  3. Wow Geetika! What a wonderful list! I have jumped into the Barathon thanks to the infectious enthusiasm of all you BAR-mates! Now which places would I like to visit? I think I want to visit - Cambodia, Egypt, Greece, Peru.....I think all places that have history and mythology connected to them!

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    1. That is awesome! I'm so happy you did! Peru and Greece too are my bucket list I guess.. :P Actually, the whole world I must say!

      Cheers

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  4. I have always wanted to go to Egypt, thanks to the books based on Egyptian mythology that I read as a kid!
    I loved the swing idea in Ecuador. Surely something that I am adding to my bucket list too (along with screaming my head off and holding onto the rope with an iron fist!)

    All the best, Geetika. I'm sure you'll complete the challenge. :)

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    1. Ditto!! I'm happy my list could inspire you, Mithila!

      Thank you and wish you the same :)

      Cheers

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  5. A hash brownie, ah ha...my my what a lovely bucket list! The Ecuador swings look terrifying btw!

    I just jumped in after a lot of dilly dallying!
    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. Yayy!! Doing the happy dance!

      Cheers

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  6. I have a whole page on Travel bucket list :) Ecuador is on my list too - not that swing part but still :) Good one to start the challenge :)
    http://happinessandfood.com/stepping-outside/

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    1. Haha! Swing actually is pretty scary and that is why it thrills me so much!

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  7. Oooh I'd never ever go on that swing. I love your list though - I would add Venice and Greece. So glad you joined in Geetika. You know how very undecided I was too. Just keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the days. We'll see each other through, hopefully.

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    1. And I am so happy you joined, Tulika! Really really glad about it!

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  8. Oh that swing... I have seen that in so many pictures on instagram. It does give me a serious wanderlust. Love your list and hope you get to fulfil all your wishes. You should definitely come to Australia... A road trip is a must ��

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    1. Thank you so much Raj! I sure am going to bug you when in Australia! :P

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  9. Whoa Bucket lists are a new one for a theme- damn interesting!
    While the swing is too much for height phobic me, Ecudor sounds exotic and so does Egypt, New York (Yes the SATC series fan here), Australia and NZ - done the kissing in Paree a long time back!! ;-)
    Cheers to this list and looking forward to the rest!

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    1. Aren't we alike in so many ways?!! May you complete your wishlist as and when you plan!

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  10. Love the theme - very refreshing!
    I hope you travel to all these places soon, GG!:)

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    1. Thank you so much, M! I am happy you do!

      Cheers

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  11. Aha! These places would feature on my travel wish list too. Some day... and hope that's soon, we get to visit these places. Australia would top my list though! :)

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    1. It surely deserves to be! All the best for your travel wish list!

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  12. "Hey! It’s my wish list… I can think whatever I want!" you nailed it. And honestly, you don't even have to get defensive. It is your blog, your words, your wish, your life :D Just live it fully. Loved all the list of places here. As for me, I would like to fully explore my own city first, then the State, then the neighbouring areas and so on. I believe there are treasures right next to us.

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    1. Really? I am so happy to hear that! Thank you so much!

      Cheers

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