Sunday, March 29, 2009

When was the last time you had a vacation?

I’ve been thinking about this and yes it’s true that most of my friends are living in different parts of the world. Now, if I could only have enough money to use in visiting each one of them, I’ll be spending the rest of my life travelling the whole world. I surely miss them all. Each one of them has his own character but I certainly hope that they changed for better. Because sometimes, I’m hesitant to call or visit some of them knowing what their nature really is. There are some who instead of appreciating my visit will be too much in thinking about his unfinished works, and yet not minding that he’s becoming offensive. That’s why sometimes when I plan to visit someone in a different place; I will make sure that not a single minute of my time will be wasted. I’m going to have different agendas in that place and visiting a friend is just one of those. Exploring the place’ natural beauty and famous spots, buying souvenirs and taking pictures or video of me as for my own travel mark will all be on my list. I’d prefer staying in a hotel as much as possible than to a friend’s house, not that I don’t want to be with him the whole time of my visit but because of few reasons. First, I want to experience how the locals of that place serve tourists like me, or should I say, I want to be served in a more special way. Second, I have so many plans and I don’t want to be a burden to my friend, he has his own life and business too, you know. And third, I can do whatever I want if nobody’s around me, and that's for sure!

My next plan target is Tasmania, Australia. I’ve heard from a friend who is now living there for 2 years now that it’s a beautiful place not to mention its good-looking people. I’m dying to see their famous landmarks especially in Hobart, an extremely historic Australian city in Tasmania. Since my friend knew that I preferred staying in a hotel, he immediately recommended some Hobart Hotels where I can be booked ahead of time. He promised me to tour in Tasman Bridge and Derwent River. He said we could do water rafting if I want. Aside from that, he told me that we can go to other cities, like for just more than 2 hours of drive we can be at Launceston if I want to do fishing at Macquarie Harbour, another known tourist attraction in Australia, isn’t that cool or what? The good part is I don’t really need to think in staying in just one hotel since there are also Launceston Hotels that give passes where I can purchase as many nights as I wish. I also heard of the Devonport & Cradle Mountain Attractions, I’m not just sure yet how far this is from Hobart but I hope there will be lots of Devenport Hotels I can choose from when I still get a chance. I can’t wait to see all these interesting sights but of course most especially, my friend, who I haven’t seen for a long time. He’s so generous in his invitation, I can’t refuse to accept.

Having a vacation is a good treat not only for ourselves but also to our friends who misses us. Make time for yourself, don’t just think of finishing your work as always, I tell you, it will never be finished. Don’t let your work finish you instead. Now, let me ask you, when was the last time you had a vacation?

Tasman Bridge

Hobart from the eastern shore of the Derwent River

Cataract, George Launceston

Devenport Cradle Mountains

1 comment:

eva said...

ganda naman. pwede sumama? hahha.

by the way got tag for you.