Who Am I?
I am Sai, an Indian passport holder. I completed my MBA in 2012, but unlike other students I was never interested to find a day job. I love to travel, eat different foods from various cuisines, experience different cultures, make new friends and meet other travelers. That what happiness means to me.
What was my first overseas trip?
The first time I travel overseas was when I was 22. I have been to Thailand.
Why I want to travel?
The question that many people ask me but I have no answers, but there is some ecstasy within to learn and meet new people, spend some time of my life with them. I would rather want to stand in paddy fields of Vietnam then stand in front of my managers giving them excuses about the in-completion of work. I would rather want to travel on a tuk-tuk in Bangkok than have BMW in my garage. I would rather want to eat the local street food than to eat authentic food at a star hotel.
How this blog would help you?
When I first travel to Thailand, I had no idea of what to do and where to go. I got into tout’s words and ended up spending more than I needed to. If you are looking for travel advice or travel stories, this is the place. Being a photography enthusiast I will post as many pictures I can, so that if you are not able to travel, you can see the world in photos. I also write about travel tips and suggestions that will make your travel easier, cheaper and better. I will also send you travel tips/suggestions to your inbox, if you subscribe to our newsletter.
Am I running away from life and responsibilities?
The answer is no. I am not rich, I have to make a living myself. I am responsible for myself and my financial needs. I would never run away from responsibilities. In fact making a life from travel is much more difficult than a day job.
Where have I been? Armenia(1), Azerbaijan(1), Bhutan(2), Cambodia(6), China(1), Georgia(1), Hong Kong(2), Indonesia(5), Laos(1), Malaysia(5), Mexico(1), Myanmar(1), Nepal(1), Peru(1), Philippines(1), Qatar(T), Saudi Arabia(T), Serbia(1), Singapore(2), South Korea(1), Sri Lanka(4), Taiwan(2), Thailand(7), Turkey(1), UAE(1), UK(T), Ukraine(T), USA(3), Vietnam(15)
The number inside () indicates the number of times I have been to that country. T means that I had only a transit through the country and not really traveled there.
States Traveled In India (since November 2018)? Andhra Pradesh(1), Goa(1), Karnataka(2), Telangana(L), West Bengal(1)
The number inside () indicates the number of times I have been to that state. L means that I have lived in that state.
Favorite place? Bhutan, a country that could have only existed in my dreams
Favorite food? Bun Thit Nuong
Favorite Wine? Terre Allegre Sangiovese, Puglia, Italy
Favorite Beer? Taiwan Classic
Weird food I ate? Crickets in Dalat, Mouse in Mekong Delta, Stinky Tofu in Taipei, Shirako in Singapore, Scorpions in Siem Reap, Kokorec in Istanbul and what not
A travel quote that inspires me? “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Travel book I admire? Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple
Favorite country to travel? Vietnam had the greatest influence in my life
Least favorite country to travel? Nepal, the people, culture and places are beautiful, though I do not like the chaos on the streets
Favorite airlines? Qatar Airways followed by British Airways
Number of flight journeys? 147 (Updated 07 May, 2019)
Number of different airlines? 36
One World – Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, British Airways, American Airlines, LATAM, Sri Lankan
Sky Team – Saudia, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern
Star Alliance – Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air India
Other Airlines – Spice Jet, VietJet Air, Jet Star, Air Asia, Tigerair, Malindo Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Pegasus, Southwest, Volaris, Frontier, Silk Air, Scoot, Thai Smile, Philippine Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Buta Airways, Georgian Airways, Ukraine Airlines, TruJet
Number of different beers tasted? Lost the count
Number of different wines tasted? Lost the count
Distance traveled that has been recorded? 250,000+ miles (Stopped counting after reached this landmark)
Preferred mode of transport? I <3 flight journeys
What people taught my name was? PSY, ZoZo Caslan, Kar-dick, Say, Syed, India 😐
One thing I am proud of? Trekking Taktsang Goemba
One thing I am not proud of? Letting people go off too easily
If you want to ask me more questions, leave the question as a comment.