A look back at the year that was -2019
2018 was the year of relax travel, lodging at the comfort of hotels, dining at famous restaurants, moving around at on pace, commuting by taxi moving around at our own pace, commuting by taxi, numerous flights and only travelling to well-known tourist attractions while 2019 was the year of change. This time around we decided to let go of our comfort bit by bit and explore every part of the city we travel in true backpacker style. We started with Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in July and ended the year with a backpacking tour through four countries across South east Asia.
The year has been phenomenal in terms of having crazy adventures. From losing mobile phone in the aircraft and getting it back after 4 days, getting lost in a remote village in Vietnam, being chased away by crocodiles in Laos, spending sleepless nights fighting bedbugs, roaming the ghostly streets at nights, besides wonderful experiences like getting to speak to locals, staying at their home, trying out local delicacies, exploring off beat places, walking miles together, watching sunsets, these experiences have made our travel truly extraordinary.
This year also taught us about responsible travel and sustainability. Inspired by a lot of travellers, we wanted to do our bit for the world we live in and hence we brought in a change in the way we traveled. We explored a lot by foot, local buses, metro, trains, journeyed from one country to another by bus instead of flight, avoided using plastic as much as possible and zero wastage of food and water.
We do have quite a few plans for this year and yet another change in our lives. We can’t wait to begin our journey and share our travel stories in the hope of inspiring more people to travel, and mainly TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY
The tiny clusters of the islands in the Indian ocean have always fascinated every type of travellers from across the world. The mesmerizing beauty of the crystal clear waters and velvety beaches, the coral-rich sea life, the ultra-luxurious resort islands has always forced us to ask ourselves “how much do we need to roam freely in these paradise islands”?The Maldives always has the reputation of being one of the most expensive destinations. The average night cost can stretch to hundreds of dollars. It is true to some extent, but not entirely.
Whether you’re planning for an exotic honeymoon destination or family vacation or a long overdue trip to try some adrenaline-pumping activities, the Maldives is just the place you were looking for. You can indulge in a plethora of activities both on the land and under the waters. On somedays, be completely laid-back and enjoy lazing around the pristine white sand beaches, sipping cocktails on the sundecks. Treat your eyes to the beauty of waves crashing on the shore.
Many times, we have flown across the azure sea towards a new destination but this was a completely different sight to behold. As our plane flew over the ocean and started to descend, a cluster of islands appeared out of the gleaming blue water – of all sizes and shapes. The tiny pieces of green lands surrounded by turquoise ring-like coral reefs and white sandbars looked almost poetic.