Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
About the Website: Solo Backpacker..means A person, who travels alone. But this website is not about the solo backpacking only. This domain name was chosen because no other relevant domain name was available at the time of registration. This website is all about backpacking only, more and more backpacking. The purpose of this site is to provide an authentic and in-depth information to its visitors about the various popular and not so popular,yet incredible tourist destinations.All destinations mentioned on this website are personally visited by the author, except some guest as well as sponsored posts. Currently, this site covers the various destinations in India, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia and Egypt only, but aims to cover more countries in the future.
About Me: I am a 25 plus Indian, who loves to celebrate his life on the road. Although I am an Air Traffic Controller by profession and love to control those small as well as giant metallic birds very much, but still I will be happy to known as a backpacker. If you believe that Indians can not backpack, then I am also one of the many Indian backpackers, who will be happy to prove you wrong . I believe in the words of Mark Twain,
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
The travel bug bit me 10 years ago and since then, I run away from my routine life at regular intervals. Holding free pass for a train journey 10 years ago, I didn’t know that my life was going to change forever and my decision would continue to empower and inspire me for the years. Ten years later, the quest of backpacking is still on. I continuously save money to chase
the dream of backpacking. Whenever, I get leaves from my routine job, I celebrate my life on the road.I have numerous stories of using general (2nd class) coaches of trains, spending nights at the platforms, eating foods on the roadside dhabas, spending money as less as I can.I still believe in budget travel and ‘Budget’ is not a dirty word for me.
I do not have any reason to backpack. I backpack because I have to.I travel because I need to see whats around the next corner, or over the next hill. Holding a camera in my hands and a backpack on the back, whenever I hit the road, I feel like a free soul. There is a strong desire to cover the various destinations one by one that keeps me going. There are many memories associated with these travels, some make me laugh, some make me cry, some look like stupidity..but at the end of the day, I always want to cherish those wonderful memories. Those memories will remain in my mind, in my photographs to be with me forever.
For every trip, although it’s been months planning, I find myself standing on the edge of something strange and original.Half scared. Half so very much at home, I wonder if I can ever go back. This is the romance of Backpacking.There is thrill and danger and skill, and there is supernatural luck as well. But I believe to give the backpacking a purpose, an altruistic purpose, and to have the stuff of legend. I am enjoying my life on the road always. No matter how big or small, all of my journeys have opened my eyes, broadened my horizons, and given me deeper perspective into both my life and the world around me. After all, these journeys are celebration of my life.