So Buckle Up People!!! On Public Demand, we are back to Aapnu Amdavaad!!!
Solo Travelers Meetup is back to Ahmedabad, for the 4th time now… So all you Solo Travelers out there, get ready for one more amazing fun filled meet with all the like-minded people, share your Solo Travel stories and spend a great time connecting with Solo Travelers from around the globe. Our last meet at Goa #STMGoa saw a congregation of 37 solo travelers with 5 eminent speakers to share their travel experiences. Being the 9th MeetUp, #STMAhmedabad is all set to create one more extravaganza this July. Coming at The Park Residency Ahmedabad on the 15th July 2018, #STMAhmedabad will be the place to be!!!
Roshni Punjabi A Business Consultant by profession and a traveller, foodie and Vlogger by passion, it has not been long that Roshni took to traveling Solo. Being motivated by a friend’s description of various destinations unheard of, She decided to pursue travels and stared off solo she realised it was only she who could understand the fulfilment travel provided.
Having covered 5 states and 11 cities within the country and some parts of Africa during her brief sojourn there, Roshni plans to travel across the length and breadth of the country before taking a plunge into the borderless skies. Eyeing the north eastern states as her destination next, Roshni can be connected with via all social media pages and her YouTube channel.
Amarjeet Singh An IT professional currently working with Huawei technologies as a regional head, is a gregarious person who longs to be surrounded by people with whom he can interact and make meaning of life. In his late 30’s he turned towards cycling as a way to engage in more focused reflection with himself, people around him, and the nature. He mastered this hobby by completing 200 Km BRM cycling circuit and this was the beginning of his journey towards self- discovery. Since then, Amarjeet has mastered the skill of movement to avoid stagnation in life and change his perspective. Fuelled by this desire, Amarjeet has travelled 14 countries, made friends, gained new experiences and widened his perpectives. However, his genuine passion rests in exploring the north of his own country. He has accomplished 4 Himalayans treks and explored almost 8 states in India. Amarjeet would love to retire soon and continue his exploration of humankind across the globe.
He plans his next solo travel to the Spiti Valley by a road trip with like minded people and plans to lodge himself at home stays in small villages.
Amit Rao is a businessman from Ahmedabad and also a passionate traveller.
Though it’s usually work that takes him to places, Amit makes sure he grabs all possible opportunities to explore places that are inevitable for professional reasons. Having explored a total of 32 countries and 5 continents Amit does follow a bucket list as well and has traveled to the Himalayas 5 times till now. He likes experimenting with the shutter speed and different photography modes in his phone / dslr and thats how he saves his memories in short videos. Amit is also interested in Bird photography and wish to visit to Papua, to capture Birds of Paradise! He is also planned to witness northern lights in his upcoming visits. He has some good experiences to share for the travelers in this meet.
Neeraj Gwalani is a Merchant Navy Officer by profession and an explorer by passion who travels around the globe to cater needs of different countries’ cargo requirements. From steel slabs to cars, barley hops to beers, crude oil to jet fuel everything is transported thru sea. But whenever he finds time for himself travelling comes to his rescue. He prefers travelling solo and believes in the ideology of ‘riding with a cause’. He loves capturing photographs on his journeys because he believes taking the roads less travelled and in devouring scenic beauty that the road offers.
He believes in making a bucket list and fulfilling it whenever he is on land and has explored some beautiful cities in India as well as abroad. He has been to 27 countries so far. From seeing the lovely beauty of Taj Mahal to Nathula pass in Sikkim, he has seen the leaning tower of Pisa to the Table mountains in Cape town and from taking a dip in Har ki Paudi of Haridwar to visiting Stonehenge rocks in London, he has sailed in the Great lakes of Canada to visiting the night life of Amsterdam. He loves meeting new people, knowing their journeys they have been on and it has been a life changing experience for him.
Solo bike ride for ‘ROAD SAFETY’ from Chittorgarh –Indore- Shirdi- Mumbai- Pune – Nasik – Chittorgarh.(Published in Rajasthan Patrika)
Solo bike ride for ‘Cashless India’ from Chittorgarh – Pushkar- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Longewala – Jodhpur- Nathdwara- Chittorgarh.
Countries travelled – 27
Next trip – North east India, Laos & Thailand.
Trekking – Forts in Aravali range of Rajasthan.
Bike rides – 2100 kms & 3000 kms.
Khayal Dave specializes in Fine Art Wedding, Fashion & Travel Photography. A staunch believer in the dictum that everyone has a story, he is here to create a long lasting memory out of his. It’s this dedication, connection with his clients and inspiration that the most important element of his approach revolves around. Especially during weddings, he believes in creating a true reflection of people on the most important day of their life. He uses his imagination, creativity, experience and professionalism to capture special moments and expressive emotions.
When he is not shooting, he Solo travels across India and works on his Photo concepts and writing assignments. He has explored 20 states and more than 50 cities in the past 2 years and has just returned after exploring Kolkata, Meghalaya and some parts of Assam with plans to visit either Puducherry or Madurai in his next Solo trip.
Prakash Jha is a Management Graduate (MBA from FMS, Delhi University) and an Engineer (B.Tech in Computer Science from NIT Durgapur) with around a decade of professional experience across MNCs – Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Yes Bank and Infosys Technologies Limited. He has had other brief stints as a Consultant and entrepreneurial pursuits in Short Films, e-commerce and as a Restaurateur in the past. Apart from this, he also happens to be a Yoga enthusiast and a Reiki Master Healer!
For long, he was searching for something – one that was unknown but would gift him with ‘The Joy of Life’. What was that ‘Unknown’? Finally, in the mist of haziness all around, he decided to travel across India hoping that he would find his true calling along the journey. The exploration started with an ashram in the Himalayan foothills only to evolve along the length and breadth of his incredible country. The unique aspect – it was almost solo, unplanned and hitchhiked in several phases – covering the spiritual, adventure, wildlife, nature, religion, heritage treasures of India! Clearly, by now, he had graduated from a tourist to a tough backpacker to an interesting Storyteller.
The journey had changed him as a person – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Majority of the out-of-world experiences and divinity could not be put into words. Maybe a few statistics could try to come a bit closer:
60000+ Kms / 100+ Cities / 500+ Destinations / 29 States / 6 Union Territories / meeting 150+ unique Personalities;
resulting into 1000+ Photos, 200+ Stories, 100+ Quotes, 50+ Poems.