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Today we are interviewing Vipul from Travelanture

Hi Vipul, could you tell us all a little bit about yourself?

Hello People, I’m Vipul. Every journey for me is a new adventure in itself, and this is how the blog Travelanture got its name.

Why I travel – Before being bitten by travel bug, I was already severely infected by the language virus. This is probably cannot be cured and you will always find me learning a new language. This was accompanied by the History demon, I once wanted to be an archeologist. I think you have guessed my reason for traveling, it gives me the best exposure to learn a new language, and then the history and culture and food of a place is always amazing and unique.

This was my initial reason to travel around, but now the travel bug has left a great amount of its DNA in me, so I am always up to visit a new place. Solo Backpacking is my preferred style though you can always join me if you want. I prefer to walk around the place I visit, beside from the famous places, strolling through the not so touristy place is always soothing. Right now, I save my money to travel.

I’ve travelled to Vietnam and Thailand apart from India (that is where I am from). I am willing to continue with 2 countries each year till I complete my graduation. It’s gonna be Malaysia and one more country this year.

Where is home for you?

I always have this eerie feeling that I don’t belong to the place where I am.

Home for me will be a place where I can do whatever I want (of course constructive things) without worrying about the future, place which has the essence of history and yet a metropolis, closer to some peaceful getaways with good options to eat.

Where in the world are you right now?

Physically – near to eastern coast of India, 60 km from Bay of Bengal in a place called Bhubaneswar also known as the temple city.
Mentally, I am already travelling to countries which grant me Visa free entry and making plans to visit them soon.

How long have you been travelling?

I am still to complete my education, so I travel during my vacations and It’s been around a year and half since I started backpacking alone.

A very tough question, but what is your favourite country?

This is a tough question indeed – there are so many favourites, Turkey, Nepal, Thailand, Colombia, Peru, Spain (yet to visit them).

I’ll choose Vietnam. It has everything – Western culture in HCMC, ancient towns like Hoi An, booming economic hubs like Da Nang, beaches, mountains, rivers, villages, everything – that are not too far apart from each other and the cost of living is incredibly less.

What was your least favourite place? Why?

Least favourite place is again a tough choice – and probably I need to travel a lot more to answer this question. Currently, my least favourite place will be Hue (in Vietnam). Though it has been the ancient capital of the country and there are a lot of monuments and apart from a few all of them looks the same. Locals on bike pestering you to buy marijuana and girls as you walk through the main street, also less options of public transport.

What has been the best experience that you have had whilst travelling?

The best experience is meeting fellow travellers on the way and still be in touch with them, and when you help them plan their trip while they visit your country.

Beside this the best experience was travelling to the Mekong Delta and bicycling around a small village on an island in the river.

What is your number one ‘bucket list’ item that you haven’t yet done?

Bungee Jumping and Scuba Diving

Do you have a packing list? How much does your luggage weigh?

It weighs less than 7kg (so that I don’t have any check in luggage).

My backpack has 3 sets of clothes, laptop, an extra pair of my specs, a pocket diary, toiletries (just the essentials), a folder to store all the documents – that’s it. (Some more junk piles up eventually but the weight limit helps me get rid of it)

What can you not leave home without?

My specs, watch and phone.

Can you recommend a book that’s great to read whilst on holiday?

Master of the Game – Sidney Sheldon

Do you have a favourite app for travel?

I’m building one, I’ll request you all to try it when completed. It will have the same name as of my blog.

What is your best tip for anyone about to go travelling?

If you really want to travel, you shouldn’t have any excuses.

Where are you going to go to next?

Malaysia, Bhutan and Nepal


Thankyou Vipul, it’s great to hear about people’s experiences from all over the world, you can read all of Travelling Sam’s interviews here.


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I’m a Computer Science student, lost in the world of languages and travel, trying to combine both of them to make something new and useful. I have collected many interesting stories in a short while – from stuck in a storm on beach to paragliding in the dark. I’m very active on Quora, answering questions from what I have experienced and learnt and helping people plan their trip.

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