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1st July 2015 – Mamallapuram, India The memories will remain etched for ever Of a year that went by in poetry and pics. But its not the places that will spring to mind. Its only – and always – the people who will stick. I thought this day would never come, but it’s day 365 today!   Its been 35 countries (and Kosovo), spread across 3 different continents. With 21 international flights, 23 international border crossings by land and couchsurfing in 20 countries. Riding a motorbike through 12000 km of the indian subcontinent, including the cold Himalayan roads of Nepal and […]

Project 365: Day 365 – That’s all, ladies and gentlemen!

House of blackheads in Riga, Latvia
24th April 2015 – Riga, Latvia I’ve been given a spot to sleep in,  Even if the owner has gone far away. Sometimes, all the world needs is a little trust. Because trust has us all in its sway.   Couchsurfing in Riga turned out to be interesting. I’ve couchsurfed in over 24 countries so far, and collected many friends in different countries thanks to this platform. So much that an Indian newspaper recently ran an article about couchsurfing which carried my photo on it! (Bragging rights!) But nothing prepared me for the eye-opening experience I had today. Yeah, couchsurfing is all […]

Project 365: Day 297 – Couchsurfing. Without a host

Saulkrasti beach in Latvia
23rd April 2015 – Saulkrasti, Latvia Champagne bottles led me to the beach. Who would have thought of that today? I tried to click the lovemaking of the waves, But a beach wedding shoot had me in its sway.   So last night, I came back to Guntis’ place, and settled into his couch. With his adorable cat, Timys. And, we had quite a few stuff planned today. Especially a drive to Saulkrasti. Saulkrast is a little seaside town on the Gulf of Riga, about 50 KM away from Riga itself. Guntis picked up his wife from her work in the afternoon, and […]

Project 365: Day 296 – Weddings at Saulkrasti

riga, latvia, travel, photography
22nd April 2015 – Riga, Latvia If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch. Then you have entered the realm of wanderlust Where differences don’t exist. Or nothing such.   I took the Ecolines bus in the morning today, and left from Vilnius to Riga. At just 6 Euros, I had free wifi, free coffee, and the side seat all to myself! Was in Riga by noon, and had to kill some time till 6 pm, before my host was available to pick me up. So, I decided to do […]

Project 365: Day 295 – I take all kinds of people

singapore eunos metro station 13
This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning