Traveling the Different Way


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'Traveling the Different Way' is my take on traveling through different vehicles, for different purposes, experiencing those special local activities that we usually forget; ultimately churning out unique experiences of your tour that renders onto your Memory Lane!

Presentated at IGNITE Series held in PUNE on 18th March'10.

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  • Traveling the Different Way

    1. 1. - AnkurChopra<br />Travelling the different way <br />
    2. 2. Different Way…what<br />?<br />
    3. 3. We travel…<br />
    4. 4. Where’s Journey?<br />Source<br />Destination<br /> “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel's sake.  The great affair is to move. ”<br />- Robert Louis Stevenson<br />
    5. 5. Just think about it…<br />Destination Oriented?<br />“Been there Done That”<br />philosophy<br />Purpose to Travel?<br />Mode of transport important?<br />
    6. 6. Touring on Motorbike…<br />With Internet Acquaintances<br />Sometimes 50 km driver becomes seasoned biker covering 300 odd km/day in one o<br />
    7. 7. My Experiences<br />Be it Bike break-overs<br />Be it oily foods<br />Be it language barriers with co-tourists<br />Be it late night, lost scenarios<br />Be it sleep while drives<br />
    8. 8. Go Local with Food!<br />Momos<br />Jackfruit Veggie<br />KolhPohe<br />DadphePohe<br />Veg noodle soup<br />Wada sambar<br />Soul cudi<br />KokamSharabat<br />Idlis on banana leaf<br />Modak<br />
    9. 9. Journeys by cycle<br />Observe the nature closely<br />Journey starts much before the journey commences<br />
    10. 10. Journeys by cycle<br />Steep climbs<br />Speeding down dirt slopes<br />Punctures in the woods or along coastline<br />Good sleep after a tiring cycling day<br />
    11. 11. Connect With locals<br />Get know-how about the place<br />Historical & other aspects<br />Brings you close to their culture- Customs & traditions<br />Reconnects to Roots<br />Trust building<br />
    12. 12. Solo tours<br />Leh, Auroville - solo travellersfrom around the world<br />Experience while going cycling solo to Mumbai <br />Gets you more social to people around<br />
    13. 13. Simply Photography<br />With only purpose of photography<br />Wild-life<br />Bird watching<br />Capturing flora & fauna<br />Nature <br />
    14. 14. Travel for Marathon<br />Marathons happen round the world.<br />Joy of Running<br />Meet highly enthusiastic, energetic people from far off places<br />
    15. 15. At Festivals<br />Festivals – Bhuj Festival, HemisMonastry festival-dragon dances, Lohriin Punjab<br />Real flavor of local celebration<br />Builds high understanding about culture, dance forms<br />Best local cuisine at fests<br />
    16. 16. Or….<br />Go Backpacking, hiking<br />Do Star gazing night<br />Paraglide from one place to another<br />Indulge into Water sports<br />
    17. 17. For Social causes<br />Travel and help around…<br />Grass routes - promote road trips for social causes. Provide funding to the groups<br />Volunteer activity opportunities<br />
    18. 18. What you gain?<br />Broadens your view & knowledge spectrum<br />Builds tolerance towards others, their customs<br />Builds ability to find path in most in hostile situations<br />
    19. 19. What you gain?...<br />Reconnects you back to roots<br />Make loads of new friends <br />Brings new zeal of energy<br />Churns out special memories<br />Most important…Makes a difference to life<br />
    20. 20. “<br /> The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  <br />“<br />- St. Augustine<br />
    21. 21. Thanks <br />Keep Traveling!<br /><br />