Mar 13, 2012

Visiting places

I have been a little busy lately visiting places and meeting people... It is hard to believe, in just over the last two weeks I have visited Paris, Israel, the Gobi desert in Mangolia, Iran, Iraq, and travelled all over Brazil in bicycle - yeah, 2000 miles of biking from Paraiba all the way to Rio-de-Jeneiro...

You have guessed it right! I did all the travelling sitting in front of my computer, watching movies... It is a beautiful experience visiting places, learning about different people, sharing their dreams, meals, and conversations...

I encountered a group of farmers raising camels in the Gobi deserts, lot of little children living in camps in Turkey/Iraq border, an interesting ostrich farm and a family story associated with it in Iran and visited the cherry blossom in Japan, life as it unfolds in Paris for many different people and the journey with James to Jerusalem was an eye opener - reminding about life's journey...quiet a challenge...

You must have heard of the phrase "Books can take you places". Well, I believe movies can take you further... Also, to me books are only enjoyable as long as I haven't seen the places described, whereas in movies when they show places I have been to, it gets more interesting...

If you have some time at hand and love to join here are some suggestions:

1. Story of a Weeping Camel
2. Song of Sparrows
3. Paris, Je T'aime
4. Turtles can fly
5. The Middle of the World
6. James's Journey to Jerusalem

When you visit, please pass on my love to the camel farmers, the beautiful mom in the middle of the world and the kids in the camp and especially "Satelite"... Tell the little boy who dreams to raise fish that he did a good job cleaning the dirty pond and I wish him the best in his endeavors and to James tell him I am sorry he got lost, the next time he is out of the prison ask him to please go to Jerusalem at once and hurry back to his village...

Sorry, I didn't quiet get to know anyone in Paris, may be you will ...

7 comments:

anilkurup said...

Arm chair exploration is also a wonderful thing. In any case we can only aspire and dream to be all over and everywhere .

Do you have to know some one in Paris? Being enchanted by the beauty of that romantic city is worth everything. didn't you feel so?

Bikramjit said...

Shud have come to uk tooo, its jsut over the channel .. :(

You know I would love to travel all over the place not cycling though maybe in a car

Bikram's

Jyothi said...

For a minute there I was in a state of shock! He he.... Well written dear. I will definitely look out for these titles.

gigihawaii said...

Story of the Weeping Camel was truly touching and I wept when I watched it. I even took photos of the TV screen and blogged about it.

....Petty Witter said...

Glad you have enjoyed so many virtual journeys, its amazing the places you can go and all without leaving the house.

deeps said...

that sounds like a holy land trip :)

thelaughinghousewife said...

I didn't guess it so I was suitably impressed and then dreadfully disappointed! :)

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