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. I love to travel with my friends and my family very much, but still, I prefer to travel alone. I love being solo in the wilderness of Himalayas, I love my loneliness while clicking the pictures, I love my desolation in a desert walking slowly. In the middle of a trip, someone talking about toilets, tiredness, sleep or comfort can spoil my moments, so I love my solitude. And, yes, sometimes there are destinations, people and events, that I wish to enjoy with my wife, my family and my friends. Moreover, I wish to celebrate the every moment of this life and hope there are many people around the world, who are also looking for this celebration. This website is all about that celebration through the backpacking on the road, 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, but as the hunger for backpacking is only growing with the years, you will find many more destinations in the coming year on this website.
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, still I will be happy to known as a backpacker. 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. At the dusk of my life, I want to look back and say, I saw the most beautiful destinations of this planet, did a lot of crazy things and inspired hundreds of people to break away their routine life. 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.