Silence speaks

Waves crash into sand Soft foam, white and luminescent Against the dark moonless sky. One frontline in an eternal battle. The sea is turbulent, the waves loud. A gusty wind is whistling. The din swallows words Drowning them in the depths. Occasionally, with little warning, The waves relent, the wind dies Into a silence as … Continue reading Silence speaks

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Quenchua Forclaz 10* Hiking Sleeping Bag

Cheap but bulky. I made a huge mistake in purchasing this sleeping bag and I shall not recommend it to any of my fellow trekkers unless all you're going camping with a vehicle. Available at 1400 INR, it is one of the cheapest 10 degree sleeping bags available. However, there is a very good reason … Continue reading Quenchua Forclaz 10* Hiking Sleeping Bag

Salomon X-Scream

Comfortable, reliable and trendy. Although a completely unknown brand to me, I used a pair of these for my Triund and Ilaqa Trek in the Himalayas. Being trail runners and not trekking boots, they are light enough to not weigh you down but heavy enough to stabilise you on tricky paths. Waterproofing: The first thing I … Continue reading Salomon X-Scream

Lessons from Triund: Socialising

Solo-travel is oxymoronic. One can never travel alone. There are always people sharing a part of the path with you. To me and to anyone who finds “classic, no nonsense” train travel fantastic, no train journey can be complete without the swaying and swerving of the train carriages, the sound of the wheels racing on … Continue reading Lessons from Triund: Socialising