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Unplanned Stories - Episode 12: Travel Tales

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Sun, 5 May 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Tribe Theory Startup Hostel Koramangala
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Date: 5th May 2019

Venue: Tribe Theory Startup Hostel, Koramangala 6th Block

Time: 5:00 PM

Registration Fees: free

 

 

Plan the Unplanned is excited to present to you another chapter of Unplanned stories a celebration of experiences, memories and cherishing journeys that changed lives and bring smiles, both to the listener and the speaker.

Plan the Unplanned is excited to present to you another chapter of Unplanned stories a celebration of experiences, memories and cherishing journeys that changed lives and bring smiles, both to the listener and the speaker.

Speaker 1: Arpita - "Life in a backpack"

Arpita Agrawal was just your normal IT engineer until she stumbled upon solo travel in 2014.

After doing many solo trips across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Egypt; she was quite bedazzled by the amazing world that was very different from her daily life. Thus in 2017 she gathered the courage to quit her job and travel non-stop on a whirlwind solo backpacking trip across 20 countries in Europe, followed by over landing across Turkey, Iran and Central Asian countries. After returning from her 9 months of travel, although she joined back the corporate life the traveler in her still keeps going strong. She is constantly dreaming/planning of her next epic adventure which would be Central/South America in 2020.

Her most recent travels were a 3-week trip across Myanmar and Laos. With this she has been to 41 countries till now. She also likes trekking a lot and has been to several Himalayan treks, and is planning for treks in Nepal soon.

Speaker 2: Raksha - "The Roving Heart"

Raksha Rao is the founder and Chief Editor of The Roving Heart, a travel and adventure blog with stories from around the world.
She works in the travel industry as an engineer and travels with a full-time job (Oh yes, thats possible!)

She is perpetually in search of the next trip, next adventure and forever aching to fly far where the sky touches the sea or get lost in the mountains!

Be it snow trekking in the mighty Himalayan range, bungee jumping with a river view in Rishikesh, scuba diving in the clear turquoise blue waters of Maldives, deep diving in Sri Lanka, ziplining amidst the abundant forests of Thailand, high-altitude river rafting in the freezing cold rivers of Zanskar in Leh or volunteering at an Italian countryside near Rome her propensity for new experiences is ever growing and as is her wishlist.

Speaker 3: Sandeep Kaur "Sandu Goes Places"

A dreamer, responsible wanderer who's in love with nature and mountains. She loves to trek the Himalayas, explore off beat places/villages and loves to learn the local cultures and food.

During her travels, she tries to educate other travelers to wander responsibly and respect the nature.

 

 

We are excited to have you watch Arpita, Raksha, and Sandeep inspiring travelers speak about how travel has transformed their lives.
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Tribe Theory Startup Hostel Koramangala 395, 18th Main Rd, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047, India
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Kumta - The trek started with us reaching the camp site where tents had been set up and the ocean could be heard. With two of the sweetest local guides who told me stories of the ocean and the rains, we visited forts, wells, and a lot of good, secluded beaches. The trek leaders, Amit and Jolly, constantly reassured the group that there was enough time to do as we pleased, and a sense of peace was established. The sound of the waves crashing on the sea shore, only reinforced this. On the rocks and on the sand, both the local guides and our trek leaders helped us safely get through. Dolphins and excited screams were witnessed. Amit taught me the art of floating, while being very considerate of my inability to swim. Later while being even more considerate of our wishes, on a spontaneous boat ride, life jackets were tightened and we jumped off the boat only to realize that floating in the middle of the ocean is an underrated experience. After dinner, Jolly enlightened us and took us to a world, where only the sound of the ocean and that of the Harmonica existed. Jolly showed us glow in the dark plankton that lit up the ocean while pointing out at the constellations right above us. The next day, we were taken to the waterfall we all voted for, and dinner was accommodated according to our desires too. I was honestly amazed by how accommodating our trek leaders were of all our needs, and desires. PTU and especially my trek leads, did one good job. I am aware that this review is a tab bit long but when one goes on such a good trip with really good people, this is inevitable :) - by Thejaswini K for Kumta Beach Trek and Camping | Plan The Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
As an adventure freak ,travel enthusiastic and equally an introvert I was always scared of going on a solo trip and my desire to travel made me to overcome my fears and at last I decided to do something crazy and new to me on a day very special and I choose plan the unplanned for my first solo adventure with a bunch of strangers. I started my journey with little dilemma that What if I can't mingle with ppl and what if I left out to be alone but all those fears vanished when oshin one of our trek lead started to know about us and making us to know others. After the other trek leads prakruthi and Jatin joined us , it all began with playing fun games getting to know each other , listening to some adventures and discussing about the itinerary. As we all know a Journey is best measured in friends , rather than milesOur trek leads made sure we all know each other well through out the whole journey and with We hiked, we ran ,held hands together, we played , we laughed and when we were tired we simply sat and watched the sun go to sleep. We walked on the shores watching the little baby crabs come out of their burrows and we set to sleep under the sky with millions of stars gazing at us, watching the moon playing hide and seek, listening to the waves along side the shore. It was a spectacular delight to the eyes and bliss to our minds and a perfect get away from a busy city life.The whole trip was well organized and Thanks to you PTU and trek leads for making this dream a reality. Looking forward to meet you in the next trek. We started this journey as quite strangers but ended up having good friends after all there are no strangers in this world , only friends I haven't met yet. - by Mounika KL for Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping | Plan the Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
The journey to Kumta started out and I already knew it was going to be an amazing one. My trek leaders, Jolly and Amit, were the sweetest, indeed entertaining and most accommodative of the group's needs. When we reached the next day, we were shown our tents, a place we declared home. This place was just a few steps away from the ocean. We started trekking after breakfast and the local guides that PTU had arranged were very interactive and had extremely interesting stories. The veiw was constantly amazing and at each place the trek leaders gave enough time for the group to soak in the place and also specifically gave us time to click pictures. Whenever we reached the ocean after a bit of trekking, we were encouraged to get into the water. The words "we have a lot of time, do whatever you want" were said and that way, a sense of freedom and peace were established. Later, the trek leaders were kind and patient enough to teach me how to float, which definitely made me very very happy. While we headed to the bus to go to another beach, one of the trek leaders saw a boat and suggested a short beach ride. Our local guide was immediately contacted and his boat was summoned. We put on our life jackets, felt like soldiers, and got on the boat. When we were in the middle of nowhere, one of us suggested jumping out of the boat. Even if I knew only backward swimming, the amount of reassurance of safety I got from all the leaders around me made me jump out of that boat too. This was indeed one of the best days of my life. This is something I'll never forget. Lying amidst salty water and facing the blue sky which had a few birds occasionally flying over me, while listening to the voices of the ones who completely believed in my swimming skills, is apparently one of my favorite things to do. After this spontaneous boat ride, we headed to more beaches in a bus to look at a sunsets. We sang our lungs out and the trek leaders chose the best of songs to sing and Jumpstarted the whole singing session. Being a music lover, one must know this brought joy to me. When we finally reached the beach for the sunset, having a lot of time in our hands, we decided to do headstands. Something I had never done before. When we saw the sun heading towards the horizon, we started trekking to the sunset point. We sat there, on a small hill, which was a few meters above the water, and saw the sun say goodbye. Next we headed back to the place where we stayed, cleansed ourselves with cold showers and waited for some dinner. A bonfire, which is a must in every trip, was arranged. Ghost stories, songs, dances and so many other experiences were shared under an ocean of stars and a fire beside us. Jolly played some songs with his mouth organ while the rest of us hummed along. Little did I know that the sound of waves and the music from a mouth organ was one of the most pleasant things to listen to. After this amazing session, Jolly took us to the ocean and showed us glow in the dark planktons that arrived with each wave. He patiently stood there while we screamed out of uncontrollable excitement. With the hopes of catching a sunset the next morning, we went to sleep. I spotted a hammock and decided to sleep there with just a little encouragement from Amit. Next morning, when a few people woke me up, I jumped out of the hammock and headed towards a hill above the beach to get the perfect spot to see the sunrise, which Jolly had already found. After a sequence of events, we packed up and left for a waterfall. The initial plan was to watch a waterfall but when the rest of the group wanted to actually get wet at a waterfall, Amit and Jolly changed the plan and took us all to another waterfall where we got into the water and had some fishes creepily feed off of us. When I had already made up my mind that my trek leaders are amazing people, I went back to the bus and realized that I was right. Some amazing music was played, a seat near the driver was given so that a breathtaking view could be witnessed throughout the journey and when one member of the group randomly suggested that we stop at davangere for some davangere masala dosa, this too was immediately accommodated for, by Amit and Jolly. On the whole, I had a really good trip only because these trek leaders made it possible. Two good days were spent and a lot of memories were made. All I can say to Plan the unplanned is, Thank you. - by Thejaswini Kayargadde for Kumta Beach Trek and Camping | Plan The Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
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