Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Longing For The Tropical

Hummmm. Last night while watching "Herbie Goes Bananas" (dubbed in Hindi) with my girls, I got a serious craving to be somewhere tropical. It's not even cold here, as a matter of fact, it's pretty stinkin' hot. Yet, I long to be somewhere, somewhere tropical. I've had the traveling itch for the last week or so, but it wasn't until I saw Herbie last night that I really narrowed it down.

Then, to make it worse, I caught a glimpse of some travel show featuring the Maldives* today. That was the clearest water I've ever seen. And tropical looking.

Thanks Herbie, thanks a lot.

*The Maldives, is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls stretching south of India's Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago, and about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea of Indian Ocean. The twenty-six atolls of Maldives encompass a territory featuring 1,192 islets, of which two hundred and fifty islands are inhabited.
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in terms of both population and area; it is the smallest predominantly Muslim nation in the world. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world, at 2.3 metres (from Wikipedia)

Wow, this is almost near us...

3 comments:

Krista said...

I hear you on craving travel. Apparently there are some people who are happiest when they are en route to a new destination.

Di said...

Time for some Calgon as in "Calgon, Take me awaaayyyyy!" Would you settle for a fontain outside the kitchen window? The sound of running water, has a calming effect (unless you're PG, I suppose).

Rebecca O said...

I am definitly a traveler. I don't even mind hauling all 4 kids with me. Sadly, I won't have a chance to get awsay til sometime in April...