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My eight year old tryst with voluntourisim

I am feeling disappointed. I lost my memory card which had pictures from my last five months of travel. Like they say, every cloud has a silver lining, I began looking for one. This got me digging through my old pictures I had backed up eight years ago.  Nostalgia engulfed me. The pictures reminded me […]

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How to work for travel and travel for work

It has been a while I wrote on my travels, perspectives and things the road taught me. I am guilty of disappearing and it won’t be fair on my part to give any excuse. Last six months of 2016, were back to back travels filled with many new learnings. Some of them were related to […]

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Why group travel with The Big Bang Trip was an enriching experience

You know what is the biggest fear of any traveller?  It is travelling with the wrong people and ending up having a bad experience. When you are on the road, that is the last thing you want. Especially when you are away from the familiar and making sense of the unfamiliar around you. I, too am […]

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Tranquility in a monastery near Bir

I was glued to my window seat in the tempo traveller, which was my vehicle for the seven days of road tripping from Delhi to Himachal. I was soon reaching my last destination, the twin towns of Bir-Billing, popular for paragliding.  It is not often I travel in a group and that too with strangers. […]

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How and why I am travelling in my own city : Mumbai

I am born and brought in Mumbai. However, I started exploring my city only when I turned 21.  In college, I was sent on assignments to places I never knew existed. I studied Journalism from some of the best media professionals. Jerry Pinto, our teacher who is a renowned  writer, author and poet requested us […]

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Exploring Arambol whilst staying in Happy Panda hostel

I fall in those categories of travellers who are an impulsive bunch. The ones who don’t plan, don’t know their next destination and like to go with the flow. Contrary to what I usually do, this time, I had planned to be in Mumbai. (the city I despise at times) Reason: I was looking for […]

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A mid-term review of self : Beyond Travel

Hello, July! We are in the middle of 2016. How did the last six months fly? What did I do and not do in the last six months that made a difference to me or people around me? We often have a mid-term review at our workplace. Something which we can’t escape from. However,  when […]

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Happy Birthday Deepti…errr Nostalgic Hobo!

Everybody says birthdays have to be the perfect days for new beginnings. My birthday was on June 7.  I had decided to come up with a new website and give my blog a fresh avatar. I had planned to launch my website, also had a draft post ready.  This, for me, was a big milestone […]

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How I learnt the Warli art from strangers

“Madam, yeh ek choota sa gaon hai, aap yahan adjust nahi ho paaogi.  Aakhir Aap sheher se hain, said a person on the other end of the phone.”(Madam, this is a small village. You won’t be able to adjust here. You are from a city.) I smiled and said, do not worry, I like to […]

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Travel tales from a solo female traveler.

Ello! I am Deepti a solo traveller from India.
I am on a self-exploration journey and each day, I am getting richer by the experiences I embark on the go. A backpacker, who travels with no fixed itinerary in mind, I like to explore the local culture of the place to talk about the everyday stories of everyday people.
In the quest to learn more about myself and the world out there, I recently ditched my 9 to 5 life. I like coming out of my comfort zone and fear leading a monotonous life. Today, everything that I am, I owe it to travel and it is an important part of who I am.
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