Spiti Valley Project : From Sunrise to Sunset in Kaza

With a genuine appreciation for all my readers who read my last post on how I became a homeless wanderer, I continue my journey in Spiti Valley. The next morning, Ishita invited me to stay at Osel Rooms by Spiti Ecosphere and thus begins my life in Kaza. Exploring Kaza Kaza was my base for …

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Spiti Valley Project : How I became a homeless wanderer in Kaza

As my footsteps towards Spiti Valley continue, I embrace my journey with a memorable experience. I reached Kaza on the evening of 28th July. The plan was to stay at this newly opened guest house. I had already contacted someone(Identity not revealed) who invited me to stay at her Guest House. I made a bargain …

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Spiti Valley Project : Hitchhiking from Delhi to Kaza

With the hope of having a unique hitchhiking experience, I took a train from Indore and reached Delhi 10 days before my trip started on 21st July 2017. My stay in Delhi consisted of acquiring necessary stuff from my sponsors and getting prepared for the journey ahead. AS Outdoors turned out to be really helpful …

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Spiti Valley Project : 101 days in the mountains

It all started with the idea of writing a book about my learnings, experiences, and realizations throughout my journey. For that, I had to find a quiet place to keep my thoughts flowing. My initial thought was travelling to Goa but I realized that I would not find the vicinity of thoughts that I was …

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Hitchhiker’s Manual: Introduction to Hitchhiking

Definition of Hitchhiking Hitchhiking in the truest sense means travelling free by asking for lifts from people going in the same direction. From the perspective of someone looking into this situation from outside. He/ She will feel that the benefits are only monetary, and people who don’t have enough money, do this. But, that’s not …

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Rani’son: What’s in a name?

Hi there, This is Aakash Ranison. Notice anything odd about my second name? Well, it’s one of a kind and comes with a story too. “August 2015” – Travelling North India – Cycling and Hitchhiking  I was cycling from Chennai to Bengaluru. It was a beautiful path, in the midst of nature. My mind drifted from one …

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The Bhutan Project – Travel Dairies 1.4

Yes So I had woken up at 03:00AM at the sounds of twitching branches, I was pretty scared. Not because I was afraid of being alone, not even because I feared animals but maybe because I didn’t know where the sound was coming from. Turns out they were just a couple of squirrels playing around. …

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The Bhutan Project – Travel Dairies 1.2

So now, if you recall my ‘The Bhutan Project – Travel Dairies 1.1, you’d remember that I was in Lucknow at Aashish’s place having a nice time. But all things come to an end and so I had to leave Lucknow the next day. I was on-route to Patna, when I reached the railway station …

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The Bhutan Project – Travel Dairies 1.1

With the silent and loving words of my mother’s prayers with me, I left my home at 10:15 (Indore) for a journey following the itinerary that my friend Saloni had prepared for me. For the record, there is no single route to Gangtok, one has to go through a lot of small villages. Villages mean …

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The Bhutan Project – Scott Ride

Under the influence of the subtle yet cold winds of September in Mcleodganj, I was filled with curiosity and as I sipped from my Share of the coffee facing the scenery of the beautiful mountains around me, by then I had already been to 80% of India (*relatively). I’ve always wanted to step out of my usual comfort …

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Prologue: People Say, I’m Running Away

Hey there, I am Aakash Ranison, I welcome you to my page, I’ve gone through the same tiresome journey that most of you had to undergo. Playgrounds, Schooling, college days everything. But amongst the usual I sought out to find that one thing that I dreamt of; Open skies and unknown roads. Travelling has always been …

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