“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine
I am Kaushik Shil an engineer by profession and employed full time with a corporate job, I started travelling seriously since 2002 in the middle of my business trip and since then there was no look back. It gradually transformed from “Loving to Travel” to “Living to Travel”. I started it seriously after I turned 30 and then keeping a full time job and family, the way I traveled for rest of the time, I thought of documenting it as it might give a sense of positive mindset for travel to many who might think its extremely difficult. Being Lost in remote corner of Changthang ending up on the top of an unfinished pass to find ourselves in nowhere of Chumur in front of a raging river with no bridge on it, to got stuck in deep inside the rain forest of Namdapha in remote Arunachal after sundown or to land up inside a cross fire between Army and Militants inside Bangus Valley of Kashmir, walking in the middle of Wakhan Corridor in border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Driving on Pamir Highway, crossing the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, China to get stuck in snow storm close to Everest North Base Camp in Tibet, to a wonderful nomadic stay in Western Mongolia in lap of Altai Mountain to drive across 110 km of frozen lake Baikal in the middle of winter Siberia to cross Taliban infested Afghanistan to reach Bamiyan to see the world’s most shameful destruction to meet the greatest Icebergs of Greenland and watching the amazing Northern Lights in Iceland to a adventurous self drive to the deepest forest of Moremi and Chobe in Botswana to stand in front of sheer water wall of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the experiences are amazing and never stops surprising me again and again.
Its not just nature and culture, Travel has given me opportunities to meet some amazing souls online and offline all across the globe without meeting them would make my journey called life incomplete. I would keep travelling as long as I can and try to share my experience with you all as I firmly believe
“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.”
― Mark Twain