Seven Years of travelling and writing

While I was at yet another futile attempt to finish a long pending draft, I realized that it has been 7 years since I went out on a day ride to Shivanasamudra and the ride experience came out as a first post on Payaniga. The journey of travelling and writing started as I went out on first long ride on my bike with three complete strangers (whom I got to know them from a biking group, and unfortunately I never got a chance to meet them again). The travel bug which bit me long ago has taken me to places – made me trek quite a few mountains, took me to less known places, made me travel along unknown terrains, took me back in time while visiting historical place. And more than the places, I got to meet & know a lot of amazing people along the way. And more over, it has given me a new identity.

Seven Years of travelling and writing

What next?

Though I have been travelling on day trips or weekend trips, writing my experiences has been sporadic, and sometimes I’ve gone into complete hibernation for long periods. Thanks to my recent job change and other personal priorities, I am stuck & grounded with less time to travel & much less time to write. And I don’t see myself planning any bigger travel plans. But however, I’m hopeful of turning that around and here is my plan of action for the next few months –

  • Write more and more frequently. And complete all the pending drafts.
  • Start with a that small project of a series of travel stories which I have in my mind for a long time
  • Explore Karnataka on day trips and weekend getaways as I used to do before.
  • Go on long rides – Cycle more and more
  • Revive the dormant Kannada version of Payaniga.

Here is a big thank you to everyone who has been part of this long journey – all the readers, friends who travelled with me, fellow travellers/travel bloggers who have inspired me and my family who are very supportive of all of my endeavours. Here is to more and more travelling. 🙂

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  1. nice nice. it’s been 7 years for me too.
    and the picture is typical kodachadri, especially the grass and the path near the edge.

  2. Your site is the first place I look for when I think of going out. In fact, even now I came looking for info on places near Davangere. Keep it going Prashanth. I am definitely waiting… And yeah, happy to know that you have a Kannada blog as well.

  3. All the best for the next 70 years Prashanth. Keep Traveling, keep writing….

  4. Hearty Congratulations to you. Wish you many more years of travel.
    Short & crisp post. 🙂
    How many drafts do you have? I am sure you can’t beat me on that.
    And I have already liked/followed you. 🙂

      1. Just checked mine. I have 299 online (some with only the title) and I don’t think I have the answer for offline ones. 🙂

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