My plan from Mumbai was to head south through Hampi and then on to Kerala. I wanted to see the ruins that people rave about. An area which has mesmerised and wowed so many travellers. However, I was feeling quite lazy and also loving the city of Bombay where I have many friends. I was torn between seeing new things and spending time with wonderful friends in my favourite city in the world.
The clincher came from a discussion with an 11 year old boy. I told him of my plans for the weekend, to leave and go travelling. He begged me to stay saying that we could go swimming. I do love swimming and it was very tempting but I explained I wanted to see these great ruins and culture of a new place. He replied with a stunningly simple answer ” Ruins are boring, swimming is much more fun.”
He was right. Swimming was lots of fun. Can’t say if it was better than ruins and history but it was certainly a lot of fun.
Lucky to have friends who are a member of the stunning Breachcandy Club where we could relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities.
When was the last time you went swimming?