Quitting our jobs and giving up our house, to travel around India for one year is one of the most radical things we had ever done. Now that we are back from the epic journey it is time to look back and reflect how the year has been for us and what we had learnt in the journey.
(1) Start before you are ready
Before every trip most people plan judiciously. A packing lists that covers all possible scenarios, like rain coat if it rains, 5 kinds of accessories, 3 colours of lipsticks etc to match the dress that we carry and might buy. Things to do before the trip like cancel the newspaper, inform the maid, close the water taps, get a new cylinder etc. Even a short trip of one week can be overwhelming if we keep such exacting demands on ourselves to be prepared for everything and to look perfect in every part of the trip.
In reality, we can never be fully prepared and ready for all the demands of travel or life.
As Tim Ferris says ” The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”
So like Nike says ‘Just do it.’ Atleast get started.
Continue reading 5 things We learnt in Our One Year of Travel
Priya (my wife) and I are on a one year trip around India. We are calling the trip India 360, in which we are trying to cover as much of the country as we can in a year. The trip is from April 2017 to May 2018. While we have been enjoying ourselves and carrying on with the trip as if it were our regular day-to-day life, the reaction that we get from people who learn about our trip varies from mild concern to absolute shock. Trust me, most people are happy with what we are doing, but then….! Continue reading Travelling for a year: not as radical as it sounds
Hello friends, it has been so long since I penned a blog post here. To reveal the cause of my lapse, Priya (my wife) and I are on a one year trip around India. We started in April and were in the remote Himalayas where we had some blogging habit killers. First, the Internet connection was extremely poor, even non-existent for long periods. Second, with our commuting and sight-seeing, we ended everyday with fatigue and a lack of motivation to do anything further except crashing to our beds. Third, a habit once lost for too many days in a row is momentum lost and the sheer inertia against having to work to restart the habit has been getting in our way. We hope to get back on track soon.
However the one thing that neither of us lost is the hunger to keep travelling. This hunger has been fuelled and aided by a very important factor which never flagged unlike our blogging habit. Our supreme FITNESS. Continue reading Stay fit for travel, stay fit while travelling