Late September last year, I ventured out to the highlands of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. I made a journey from Delhi to Leh and back. The goal of the trip was to traverse some of the high Himalayan Mountains of India in the Ladakh region.
I sat there the whole time reflecting back on the time spent at this tiny Himalayan hamlet. It was probably the best break to the relentless travel I did over the few days
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”
That trip will remain the single best thing that changed my life forever. I came to know why Adidas believed in “Impossible is nothing” and why Nike tells you to “Just do it”
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My last post gave you a brief idea of the recent road trip that I took to Ladakh with Scout My Trip and OYO. I shared about the purpose of the trip, the scouts that took us there and the bloggers that joined in. There was more to it than just Khardung La. Like Seriously! We made some interesting pit stops en route Ladakh and it all connected together in the grand scheme of things. I’m more than excited to write it all down here. Remember the pictures galore I talked about? Brace yourself!
I was back in India after my sojourn of 5 years in the middle eastern island of Bahrain. I quit my job as it was clearly not what I wanted in life. My life’s journey took me back to the country of my origin, India. On my way back home from Bahrain, I dropped by Sri Lanka which was a remarkable revelation to me. On this quest of what to do next in life, I set out on a one month South India tour. My first stop took me to a small town in the Western Ghats, Munnar, where I celebrated Christmas & Hanukkah of 2016. I understand Christmas but Hanukkah?? What the?
Not always does a road trip of 3000 odd kilometers come around asking you to join and be a part of. Not always does it happen in the Indian Himalayas. But when you do get that call, you know you just pack your bags and leave. No questions asked. Especially when the road trip is going to take you to the “Highest Motorable Road in the World“. Yes! In double bold.
My quick trip to Thailand was coming to a close. This final leg would take me from Phuket to the capital of the country, Bangkok the “City of Angels”. I investigate the weekend market trail in Bangkok and get myself some serious souvenir shopping done. Bangkok is one of the (if not the most) most popular tourist destinations in Asia. I could see travelers and tourists pouring in big numbers at the airport and the city roads were bustling with traffic and high-rise buildings, some travelers also find their way and cross the border between Thailand to Cambodia from Bangkok.
When you think of Thailand, you see white sand beaches and islands and luxurious resorts. Places like Phuket and Krabi are well-known with travelers and tourists. But Thailand has another side too. Adorned with hills and countless temples, exceedingly distinct from the south is Chiang Mai.
Homestays are the preferred choice of stay for backpackers in India. Homestays and small guest houses are a huge way of life for the locals in the Ladakh region. Anyone who has traveled this region would recommend a homestay to a hotel. This is where you can get close to the culture, warmth, and life of the land and socialize with the locals.
Sri Lanka, the island nation in South Asia so close to India, is a little less than an hour away from Cochin. I was on my way back to India from the Middle East and so I decided I will make a short fly by to Sri Lanka.
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