Where would you escape to if you could?

By | January 30, 2013

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Every once in a while when life gets a little too busy, I have this urge to drop everything, pack a bag, and go AWOL. I fantasize about escaping somewhere where I know no body, see no body, talk to no body, and be totally and 100% on my own. I would take a few books with me and some coffee, perhaps my iPod, then then spend endless days just with myself relaxing and reading and dreaming.

Once I fantasized about living by a lake. Yesterday it was a fantasy of wanting to escape to a big green park with a bench like the picture above. Great weather, greenery, scenery, and perhaps one squirrel to keep me company. I remember once wanting to escape to a hotel in Switzerland that had cabins deep inside a lake, I actually made reservations to go there with my husband only when we arrived in Bern there was a snow storm and we had to cancel.

Is there anything like a vacation destination for people to totally escape other people? Stay in seclution without anyone disturbing you? Do you ever get the urge to drop anything and vanish? Escape for a while? If so, what is your dream destination? I need ideas for future endeavours.


12 Comments

Wahab on January 30, 2013 at 14:29.

Escaping to an unoccupied small island where I can gaze at the open “clean” ocean/sea, and living entirely on what nature offers to survive!
Been dreaming about that but I don’t think it’s going to happen anyways, so I keep fantasizing.

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danderma on January 31, 2013 at 10:24.

I hear that there are some islands you can buy for like 10,000 KD or so. Perhaps you can buy one and do make your dream a reality?

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Eiman on February 2, 2013 at 23:59.

Your dream was, and still is ,my reality right now. Trust me it is really sad to live this life. Yesterday I took my art magazine and went out to the park in front of my house. It was totally empty and the place is really really beautiful . I sat for 5 minutes and could not open bear the feeling of loneliness. I went back to my home. It felt really sad. Nothing can ever be enjoyable when you are alone. I would rather to dream about a good companion instead of a good place. If you have someone interesting to spend your time with, you never care about t he place you are at. Now I now why Westerners are very attached to their pets, it is their only option to h feel alive. I really miss Riyadh and everything about it although I just came back last week from there. Thank God for the great social support we have . It is really a blessing.

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danderma on February 3, 2013 at 12:00.

Ah you see, you want the opposite of I want. Its not about the place, its about the escape. Sometimes you are surrounded by people who care about you in their own way, but you need to escape from these people and that is what I’m yearning for. You can be lonely even when you are back home surrounded by family and friends. What you want is your social support system to ease your lonliness, what I want is to escape my social scene and be lonely for a while. Not for eternity, but for a while. I guess we can never be satisfied with what we have even if we do trade lives with others… C’est la vie :)

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Eiman on February 3, 2013 at 13:44.

That is so true. All in all, Thank God for his endless blessings.

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danderma on February 3, 2013 at 13:57.

Ee wallah thank god for every blessing.

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Eiman on February 3, 2013 at 14:34.

By the way.. Lots of snow falled during Januray. If you want pictures I can send you a few :)

danderma on February 4, 2013 at 10:11.

Aww I remember it was a snowstorm that stopped trains and people were stuck mo?

Eiman on February 4, 2013 at 13:02.

Yes, but I was fortunate that I missed the first week of the storm. I was in Riyadh but my sister experienced the entire thing. However, the day I arrived another snow storm hit while we were driving from Heathrow to Brighton. I am glad I did not knew at the time that the country announced it as an extreme emergency situation, or probably I would have stayed the night at the airport hotel. I took some pictures from my window when I arrived with my phone (just a few because I was sooo tired) and the day after everything was completely covered with a 15cm hight layer of snow. However, this day I was way scared to go out and take pictures. There was no sign of life outside, and in my building as well. Brighton was dead that day. I uploaded these pics for you in my instagram you are welcome to have a look. My user name is @yellowthoughtsblog

danderma on February 5, 2013 at 12:12.

Its a good thing you arrived home safely and not aware of the store, otherwise the stress of arrival with the stress of worry would’ve been too much. Insha2 Allah I will have a look thank you dear :)

Jacqui on February 15, 2013 at 21:26.

New York.

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danderma on February 17, 2013 at 13:43.

Never been to the big apple myself.

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