Hi Guys, here is our first interview section of this blog, Introducing Atishay Jain from atishayjain.info. He is a Digital Marketing Manager in New Delhi, who loves travelling and photography. Let’s hear about his nomad journey. Enjoy Reading.
1. Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
I am passionate about photography, meeting people, I love creating unique outfits and makeup looks. And I can’t imagine my life without traveling! I could spend the rest of my life exploring new places all around the world.
My blog covers not only about unexplored places but also about the local people. Also it tell you, where to stay, Travel tips, unexplored things/place in India, How to travel in budget, travel hacks etc
2.Why do you love travel?
This is not only travelling but learning about life, Get inspiration from different people, their culture and their ethics of life. This world is big, but life is once, so you have very less time to know about different languages, cultures, food, places, people, & many more. The world is big & life is small, so by being going to new places, people and cultures, I develop a different view of this world & people.
3. What destination is top of your bucket list?
Spiti Valley(Himachal Pradesh), Chopta(Uttrakhand), Spain, France & Iceland.
4. Have you been anywhere which turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, how?
There is small village named as “Bairagarh” which is near to Pangi Valley & Sach pass. Have been to this place in August Last year, It was unexpected trip but comes out an awesome place later. We stayed in a home stay and experienced mountain village stories. The entire village was covered through apple gardens, there were beautiful valley all around, the place was more beautiful then any other famous hill stations of Himachal & Uttrakhand. It was totally a wonderful experience staying in a village & to talk with them.
5.Where is your most favorite place you have travelled to?
My favorite place is Leh Ladakh.
6. Since you love taking photographs, What is your favorite photo from your travels?
My Favorite photo is taken @ Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas. It was am amazing moment to capture the real bluish lake, it was so beautiful that i was stunned for sometime to see the beauty of the lake.
7.What is your most favorite memory or experience while travelling?
My favorite experience has come up when i stayed in a small village named as Bairagarh near Pangi Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It was incredible to feel the life in a remote village. To hear the stories, to see the apples farms all around, to talk with lovely people, there was no smart phones, facebook and internet. The amazing food, breathe and natural air, everything was awesome out there.
8. Any Travel Hack/Tips?
Yes, few are:
- Always save soft copies of all the tickets, passports, visas, hotel vouchers, maps, route details in your phone before the trip.
- Keep some maggi packets, every hotel has electric Kettle. This is good if you are veggie and travelling abroad.
- Keep shower caps from the hotel and cover your remaining food during day visit.
- Keep a folded Umbrella along with you, you never know the nature of Rain.
- Roll your clothes when packing, Instead of folding them.
- Do not exchange currencies on Airports, It is expensive. Reach to your hotel or market and get it there.
- Keep a pen or pencil along and note down the places you are visiting, so you can tell stories & help others while you comes back 🙂
9. If you could travel back in time to meet a historical figure, who would it be and why?
I will meet a local Juicewala(Juice maker) who certainly becomes my friend on my trip to Dalhousie. The reason is – I went by local bus and there is a common stop in a village, i took the same route again 6 months after my first trip. When i went to take the juice from the same guy, he recognized me from my last trip and happily greeted me. That was the best time i ever felt.
10. Whats your advice to the people who want to travel but not started yet?
Travel is the best investment of your life. Money, alcohol, car etc won’t along with you, when you die. But memories will be there with you for your entire lifetime. Even after you dies, somewhere it exists and people whom you met will never forgets you. Travel doubles your happiness, doubles your friends, doubles your memories, doubles your strength and always makes you less dependable. Choice is yours 🙂
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