HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DUBLIN!
How appropriate that only yesterday, the blog reached 100,000 hits since it’s inception in April! Along with it’s first 1,000 fans between Facebook and Twitter. Not a bad start to 2011 at all!
Bring it on.
As the header suggests, Naughty Nomad is a Travel & Dating Blog, or at least pretends to be, so I won’t bore you guys with my irrelevant resolutions relating to my love handles or my wallet. I’ll stick to what really matters – travelling the world & dating the local cuties.
I’ve set 3 sure-fire goals for 2011.
1. Visit 15+ new countries
I’ve already committed to even MORE travel since last week. I’m off snowboarding in France in a fortnight and the next week I’m in the Caribbean. In March I’ll be taking a little a dip in Slovakia & Czech Republic and then it’s off the West Africa for a few months. In theory my goal of 15 new countries will be completed by the summer! By the end of the year it could well be 20+ new countries after I visit the gulf around September. Provided I’m granted safe passage in Africa this one’s in the bag. Expect dozens of top-notch city guides spanning four continents.
2. Acquire conversational French
Using the Pimsleur audio program I’m acquiring the language fast. I’m a complete beginner but at least I’m already acquainted with Spanish, another Latin derivative. With my trips to France, Haiti & Francophone Africa I will command the language of love in no time. How will I measure my success? Let’s see how many chicks I bang by spittin’ Frog.
Me: “Ca va?”
Her: “Wow, il est le Nomade Naughty!”
Me: “”Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?”
Her: “S’il vous plaît!!!”
I’m pretty sure it’s gonna happen exactly like that. Right?
3. Capture half a dozen flags
I’m pretty satisfied if I sleep with 6 new nationalities a year. A little sad you may think, but that’s because your not a shallow flagger like myself. Last year I captured 10 flags, but that was a lucky streak. 2011 might yield the same results, but I’ll be content with 6, I’m not greedy. Because of my hectic travel plans in the first half of the year, this goal is likely to be completed in conjunction with resolution #1 by the summer.
Most desired flags of 2011:
Dominican Republic, Oman, Somalia, Slovakia, Cote d’ivoire & Sierra Leone.
Most likely flags of 2011:
Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia & Senegal.
Sounds Doable. Pun intended. Giggity Giggity!
Fell free to leave a comment on your New Year Resolutions…