All posts tagged: Backpacking

12 Travel Goals To Accomplish Before 30

I hate bucket lists. The whole idea of penning down name of places and then pursue them, for years, until you’re done, never intrigued me. It doesn’t suit us backpackers either. Real charm of travelling is only when you set off to a place, the minute you find yourself intrigued by it, not two years from now. Because two years from now, that place might still be there, but its originality, its vibe, will totally be washed away, or altered. So, I hate bucket lists. I think they’re crap. Also, as a hungry nomad, there’s no place in the world where I don’t want to be. But I think there are some places, some experiences, that I want to see (or try out) sooner than later. They’re more like priorities. And to keep a tab on them, I’m writing my travel priorities (not a bucket list!) for the next 4 years, in order to stay focused. 12 travel goals to accomplish before I turn 30: Complete The Appalachian Trail Ever since I’ve read the book on Appalachian Trail, written …

Concluding Video Of My Backpacking Trip To Thailand

I recently did a 15-day trip to Thailand. And I think it is a great country to travel. Safe, cheap and culturally beautiful. Those who travel to Thailand often find it to be a favorite destination for a multitude of reasons, and I am no different. From food, to its nightlife to its people — I loved every bit of it. Here’s my concluding video to a rocking Thai Trip! Also see: Thailand’s Maeklong Railway Market Subscribe to my Youtube channel, for more travel videos. 

Why Bangkok Is An Ideal City For A First Time Solo Traveller

I stayed in Thailand for more than two weeks, travelled from north to south, and it had been a whirlwind experience. While I enjoyed most of its cities and towns and islands, nothing can compare my love for Bangkok. And I only imagine there will be more tributes to Bangkok, especially when I will be back in India and have the chance to reminisce and share stories with others. I encourage everyone to visit Bangkok, particularly those who’re new to the idea of long-term solo travelling. And it shouldn’t take all that much persuasion, after all Bangkok has been named as one of the world’s best cities to travel, for many years in a row, and there is a reason for it. In fact, there are many. [Read: How To See Bangkok In 3 Days] From food, to people, to a killer nightlife Bangkok leads in everything. Though some people do complain that it is too noisy, I think my Indian dispositions helped me blend in fairly easily. In only a few hours after I …

Backpacking Through Bhutan: Is It Possible?

Nestled between India and Tibet, the remote and breath-taking Kingdom of Bhutan, has always been well known, for restricting tourist activity. But if you look at the world now, Bhutan is the only remaining Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom in the entire world, which makes it alluring to tourists. What makes it more alluring is the fact that it has only opened its borders to tourists only in 1974. Perhaps that’s why I’d initially decided to backpack across Bhutan, I knew I was in store for a travel experience unlike any other. (Read What Makes Bhutan A Great Place For Backpacking) Paying $250-A-Day Royalty Where many want to experience Bhutan’s culture and learn about the unique sentiments attached to it, travelling to this Unknown Shangri-la is no easy job – even if you’re an Indian (a Bangladeshi or a Maldivian, its close allies). And if you’re into the budget backpacking thing, it might be a complete no-go for you. The country requires you to pay $250/day in Royalty and you will be accompanied by a tour guide at …