Hi! I’m Elroy. Trekking, Adventure Travel and Photography are my passions. Join me as I take you on a crazy adventure ride across India and the World.
Well, let me start with a big confession, I never liked travel. There I said it!!!
For the first 22 years of my life, I never set foot outside of my birth city of Bombay (or Mumbai as it’s called now), barring the occasional trip to my Dad’s home town in Karnataka.
Then, one fine day, I did my first ever business trip to Friedrichsdorf in Germany. From 0 to 6500 km, it was one giant leap for me. Having never set foot out my home city, I was suddenly confronted with an alien culture (well not that alien) – and boy did I love the experience!!!
Since then I have been bitten by the travel bug. And bitten in a fairly extreme way.
Over the last couple of years I have travelled to 11 countries, climbed the tallest peaks in Maharashtra and Karnataka, visited ruined ancient cities, trekked into an active volcano, dived off the pristine waters of the Andamans, done multiple road trips to that surreal high altitude desert of Ladakh, haggled over prices in a small market in Nigeria, along with countless more small and big experiences.
Travel has taught me to understand and appreciate new cultures, helped me meet new people and otherwise taught me to keep an open mind and a healthy respect for Murphy’s Laws.
While, I have been blogging off and on about my experiences, I recently realized that a more dedicated blog, chronicling my zany adventures would be the perfect source of entertainment for a whole lot of people that I know. So, dear friends, I hope to entertain you with tales from various parts of the world, some far and some near, some familiar and some new, through my eyes (and my lens). And hopefully, even inspire some of you couch potatoes, to go on that one trip you have always dreamed about. Yeah, I am talking to you lazy bones 😛
But I’ve said too much, so I’ll leave you with one of my most favourite quirky quotes on travel:
Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.
– Kurt Vonnegut