For someone born and bred in a middle class milieu, where travel, in itself, is considered a luxury, the utterance of 'world tour', leaves onlookers agape. You need to have a lot of moolah to travel to international destinations, or so is the conception.
Is it a conception, or a misconception, I feel, when I look at my boss, who keeps posting pictures of his international adventures on the WhatsApp, making any normal human being turn envious, like the good ol' devil of the Onida TV advertisement of the 1980s. I think, he has seen the whole world by now. Right from the neighboring Nepal and Sri Lanka to Singapore, Malaysia and as far as London, Paris and America, he has seen it all. Some people are truly blessed. I look at his pictures with a child-like wonder and amazement.
But it is indeed a misconception, because as I google and go to MakeMyTrip.com to browse for the cheapest flight, I find Indigo Airlines + Qatar Airways (with a layover at Doha), offering tickets to Paris from Hyderabad for a travel on 1st October, 2017, for as little as INR 21, 464/-. Is that not a steal? And the Schengen Visa comes for just INR 5600/-.
The world indeed has turned into a Global Village. All you need is a will to travel. Out there the ever growing aviation industry competitively offers you tickets for a bargain. Home stays at Airbnb throws homes in almost any part of the world at truly unbelievable rates. So why not make the most of it?