"When I was standing there in Bihar, looking at the fireflies under the night sky, all I could think of was ‘is this a glitch or nature is the biggest trip ever?"
The best travel stories are the ones without premeditated plans, leaving room for opportunity - to stumble upon people, places and experiences that you might not have discovered otherwise. Early this year, I invested in the last bit of basic gear I’d need to live out of a backpack on an open road.
At the time I was a bit naive, thinking “I’ll find my way around this country alone, with little to no money and a one-way ticket”, full-on ‘into the wild’ scenes. I did end up having one hell of an experience for two months though, giving me a taste of something I’ll probably turn into a glut for! Especially since I was travelling alone; I was my own captain, party and sail; and it was just beautiful! I didn’t know if I’d last longer than 2 weeks or get homesick the minute I left — a few things getting comfortable in routine does to you!
It was basically a last minute plan B, sort of, completely undecided. When I left on my journey, there were only two places I knew I had to be; Sadhana Forest in Tamil Nadu and with The Vasudhaiva Ride – Bihar project in Arrah. Everything else in between was spontaneous adventure! Here's a little something on this movement;