Meet Preethi - the @peppytravelgirl .
Preethi's blog is a fairly new one, but she doesn't really come across as a newbie, especially with her flair for writing and her professional and dreamy photographs.
Preethi hails from Mumbai and does a 9 to 5 job in a MNC. Now, you must wonder how one can manage a full time job and write regular travel blogs. Well, you will have to head over to www.peppytravelgirl.com as she tells us ways how YOU too can persuade your passion for travel without compromising on your career trajectory. I kid you not, after you are done reading her article on ways to travel smart and travel cheap, you WILL find yourself lingering on ticket booking websites and planning your trip!! .
Death and commerce. The living need to eat.
A man looking for precious items on the shallow part of the river bed. This, I learned, is a profession. Each man has certain sections of the river marked out as their territory and they move to newer ones based on a mutual understanding with other fellow “scavengers”. They are looking for jewellery items that might have stayed on a dead body after it was dumped into the river – or in the ashes that made it to the river – or fell off of someone who was putting a body / ashes into the river. Our man here did find a silver ring with a non-precious stone on it within the ten minutes I was around to make a photo of him. Once i’d noticed him, I couldn’t un-see all the others down the river banks. Wearing a loin-cloth and with their heads turned sideways just above the surface of the water, the Sun beating down on their exposed backs, firm buttocks and muscled legs for the stamina required to stand in the water bent-over like this for minutes at a stretch for hours throughout the day.
Varanasi / Benaras / Banaras #EyesForDestinations#EyesForIndia
It was 2 o'clock in the morning that we were asked to start the hike to the summit. Bleak weather made it even more tough to get out of the sleeping bag and start the final mission. It was pitch dark and the drizzle made our walk strenuous. All we hoped was for a clear view of the majestic Kanchenjunga. Alas, we can't really ask the mountains to show up when we want, but it does, when it has to. Something similar happened- the view was blurred and hazy, we couldn't see the underlying mountains, but cherish what we saw around. And, just as we hiked few meters down, the sun showed up, removing the mask of clouds around the mighty mountains to show us the 3 peaks - mount Pandim, mount Goechala and mount kanchenjunga just keeping us awestruck till the clouds again covered it up.