Who is this Trablogger?
Trablogger is an Indian travel blogger, who got lucky to get a domain name Travel+Blogger= Trablogger! Oh, well that is me. People who know me in person call me Jithin.
During the early days, I didn’t realise the numbers of travel bloggers out there and how lucky it is to get such a name even without trying!
Like many other decisions in my life, one day out of an impulse, I started a blog and named it “Trablogger”. It was on a sunny day of September. The very first day of that month.
Yes, on 1st Sep. 2014 Trablogger took the first step.
How is the Trablogger Journey?
This first step happened to be one of the best decisions so far. The decision was taken when I was wandering without a direction in life. This decision gave me confidence, a direction, a sense of purpose and a lot of good friends. So now I can say, the journey is amazing.
How did the travel blogging journey start?
I quit my job, not to travel; just to quit my job! (unlike many others who quit their job to travel). I think it is quite natural transition that when one loses direction, one starts to wander. Same happened with me too. I was wandering without direction; sad, broke, dejected, frustrated and what not.
And one day, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, that idea came! And one more travel blog was created in this universe!
Journey was exciting?
I started this blog to share some of my travel memories along with a few pictures from my past trips. It was an impulsive decision. Name was decided without much thinking. After a few searches on ‘how to find a good blog name’, ‘which blogging platform to choose’ etc; www.trablogger.wordpress.com was created.
First post was written by lending words from Lao Tzu. More travel related posts were made. And I started getting encouraging comments. Then I got hooked. I started to travel with an intention to capture and share the stories from the road, here. And I have fallen deeply in love with Visual Story Telling.
Regrets??! NO!! In fact I am grateful for that decision. After a year of blogging, I found myself writing a book based on my travel stories, life around me, philosophies I believe and so on. Somehow I got it published. In face, I self published it. And it resulted into another side project called Jimpify Publishing.
On 1st of September 2015, I self published ‘Journey Is My Path’, some sort of philosophical musing through my life journey.
How is the present Journey?
Now I travel, I capture and I share it here in this blog.
Sounds cliché right? Because it is! 😉
And I want to do this full time. Travel. Photograph. Write. Share. And Repeat.
Oh. Are you born Rich?
Haha. How I wish! Travelling does not always require a lot of money. My desktop wallpaper says ‘Travel is never a matter of money, but a matter of courage’. So I travel with lesser money, at times even without money. I create memories from experiences and capture those memorable experiences to relive again.
You must be having a heavy camera. Yea?
Heavy? It is heavier than many compact cameras, but there are heavier cameras out there which makes my camera quite light!
Canon EOS 1100 is my constant Travel Companion, who helps me to take you for a Photo walk. I bought it from my savings, once upon a time when I had a ‘proper job’
(I bought this camera in 2012 August and this is the camera I am still using. Lenses : 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm and a not very usable 18-55mm.)
So now you have an improper job?
I tried; not once or twice, more than that, to stay in a conventional job. But I couldn’t. So now I do non-conventional jobs so that I can eat, have a shelter, travel and do things like that. Since travel can’t be taken away from me, I am in the travel industry itself. I design tours. I run a couple of tours based out from Kochi, Kerala, India. I am planning to design a Photowalk in Fort Kochi.
Photowalk sounds cool!
Yes, that is what I try to do here in this blog too. To take the readers for a virtual photowalk through my pictures and words. So want to go for a photo walk to Ghost town of Dhanushkodi or through the curvalicious roads of Kerala?
Best part is that it won’t cost you anything. I do understand the role of MONEY in our travels. I am more of a economical or rather a “cheap” traveller. I travel on thinner than shoe string budgets.
This is how I spent as low as $2 or 100 rupees per day for a beach facing stay, read the story here : Secrets of Murudeshwar.
That is cheap! How do you travel cheap?
I tried hitch hiking, couch surfing, ate street food, slept in tents, took heavily crowded trains, travelled in general compartment for 24 hours or more. And through these experiences I have learned a few ways of having a better travel experience with lesser cost.
So here I will take you for a photo walk through some of the cheapest travels with richest memories, some off beat locations, some unique cultures, some random photographs of people, places or anything.
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