When someone asked me a long time ago, whether I’d be planning everything in advance for my solo Europe trip, I remember replying naively, “Nah! I’m going to wing it. That’s what true travellers do”. Fast forward to today, I have 5 days to go for the start of my trip, and I’m sitting here checking which bus seat will have a proper reclining angle so that I’ll be able to sleep peacefully. Read more
These very lines were shouted out by Bilbo Baggins as he ran through the fields of the Shire. What that led to, is history. But this is not the place for the LoTR fan in me. It’s just that…I am soon going to be shouting out these very words later this year, as I embark on what is my life’s first true adventure.
A solo backpacking trip to Europe…. Read more
The dust was yet to settle after my recent trip back from home. Having brought my sleeping bag and rucksack with me this time from home, I was sure to make a trip that involves the mentioned items.
I had this craving for the mountains, that’s been there since a long time this year, you know the urge, the need to be there, in the mountains. Hills are good, but they’re cute when it comes to the mighty Himalayas. Believe me, I was fed up of the “thrilling treks”(short day walk on a hill where the most dangerous thing that can happen to you is that you forget to wake up for the walk in the first place). No, I wanted a real trip, with the Himalayas around me, and over me. General consensus was it was too cold to go anywhere in the mountains, stay at home, build a fire or something. And of course, since I always listen to what the crowd say, going to the mountains was apparently out of the question. Read more