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Karthik Vivek

location iconErode, Tamil Nadu, India
"""Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.""" Isabelle Eberhardt--------------------------- "I should visit this place some day",sitting at office in Melbourne 5 years back when my colleague was going on about his backpacking trip to Japan made me realize time will never wait for me and I decided I'm going to grab it when I still have it.I love travelling, my love for history is taking me to places around India and the world. Sowmiya and me have a never ending bucket list to tick off, we try to explore historical places and being a foodie we both love to enjoy different cuisine. The best part of staying in India is the cuisine,you just need to travel 200 km to enjoy a different culture and food.I love ruins,I know most people love beaches,some mountains but me-I love to sit and ponder at ruins, imagining what it would have been like 1000 years ago.India is one beautiful place to explore,you either like it or hate it, and I love it. ""It seems, in fact, that the more advanced a society is, the greater will be its interest in ruined things, for it will see in them a redemptively sobering reminder of the fragility of its own achievements. Ruins pose a direct challenge to our concern with power and rank, with bustle and fame. They puncture the inflated folly of our exhaustive and frenetic pursuit of wealth."" Alain de Button