An Interview with The Vagabong (Debjani)
#1 Who are you and What got you into traveling?
Hello, So I am a vagabond traveller from the City of Joy . And, though I am officially known as Debjani but I think I am more familiar with calling myself as a Vagabong traveller with a hobo mind. Let just say that madness rules me , life loves me and a wanderlust travel junkie defines me. I have been a tourist for many years from now. But, adopted my travelling soul when I went for my very first backpacking Trip to Bhutan in 2016 which was a healer trip as well . As it helped me to overcome a crisis I went through . Hence, I understood myself much better, that nothing could give me more joy than travelling. And thats how my journey started . Presently I have a corporate job to sustain my travel mania.
#2 What is your favourite Himalayan destination and Why ?
India and subcontinent is blessed with the highest mountain ranges in the world.
And do you think its easy to choose any particular destination?
I think from wherever you see, Himalayas gives you a different shade and a different perspective.I wouldn’t say I have conquered it all but definitely Sikkim and North East still remains to be my favourite Himalayan destination for its ease of reaching out and also for its untouched and non commercialised beauty.
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It could be just a clear blue sky or icy white peaks ..it could be pale dull weather or wintery cold mornings …it could be just a cup of tea or a plate of Maggi .. it could be just a nice book or good old memories … . . Happiness doesn't needs much , does it ? . . On a rocky mountain high !!! . Wayback this year in #kheerganga, one fine morn with @theetlrblog ================================== #highonhimalayas #traveldiaries2018 #travelwithvagabong #travelblogger #kheerganga #kasoldiaries #malana #mountaingirls #solotravel #himachalpradesh #ig_himachal #himalayangirls #vscocam #desitravellerclub #meinbanjaran #exploringindia #incredibleindia #trippyowl #tripotocommunity #photographers_of_india #cnttravellerindia #cntgiveitashot #dametraveller #instapassport
#3 What sort of a traveler are you ?
Like I said I am an eccentric solo traveler who can define herself as a rustic backpacker in one situation to a well organised travel planner into other situation. It totally depends on what kind of places or destination I am visiting. However, budget and minimalistic approach is always my focus when it comes to travel planning.
#4 What’s your best and worst experience in the Himalayas ?
My best experience so far was to witness Kanchenjunga right on top of the clouds overlooking the setting sun into a Golden sky . It was mesmerisingly beautiful. Well, I wouldn’t say I had any worse experience till now . But yes good or bad experience always gives you long lasting memories. All I can say my bad experience till now has only been to the times when I fell sick during my travels. Thats the worst thing which can happen.
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#observation// 🍁🍁 While I trekked up to #kheerganga, I wondered why people visit #Kasol ? As I was confused to make my judgements based on witnessing most of the millennials trekking up playing blaring trance music on their boom boxes, rolling joints here and there , also while flaunting best of looks ( 🤔 though I still wonder how can one put up such a caked up face while hiking??) ,🍁🍁 All I wondered that, is it then really all the worth to do or perhaps to have " so call fun" by going all the way up there and doing what we usually do in our routine life, which is DISRUPTING the ecological balance. 🍁🍁 Apart from the scenic beauty of the beautiful landscapes . This was something which I felt was very annoying and disrespectful towards nature 🍁🍁 At times we fail to realise our social responsibility for the sake of realising short lived fun . What do you think or do? Have you experienced such situation where you may be enjoying the nature but because of some inherent habits ,you tend to dislike the place or the surrounding ? . Stay tuned for my good or bad updates on #travelwithvagabong P.c- @theetlrblog
#5 What tip would you like to give to fellow travellers?
I am still in my learning process to grasp so many aspect of travelling. But definitely would say that be unique and listen to your heart always. Don’t push yourself or imitate just because others are doing so. I know Social Media makes travel looks so rosy and ideal. But you should be able to gauge the up and the downsides of travel too and be ready only when you want to do it. Ofcourse, each has its own preference so its completely ok if you miss a few places or skip other things. Point is to enjoy the experience of travel wherever or however you do.
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The Art of Alpona!!( Invocation of prayer and painting ) . . The art of drawing with rice flour or paste and colours mainly in white , like Rangoli are just not any artistic expressions. It also forms an integral part of any Holy Bengali Ceremony. It is believed that it always gives a chance to the women of olden days ( even now) to come together and help them to bond and showcase the creativity in definite pattern. It also signifies that it is considered auspicious to draw "Alpona" before performing any rites to the deity in order to obtain divine blessings that would in turn safeguard them and their loved ones from misfortune, and provide health and prosperity to their families. . . Hence, bigger is the "alpona" with elaborate motifs and patterns, more prominent is the grandeur of the holy place .. . Pic credits- @tanayesh . . #storiesofbengal . Similar stories from #durgapuja2018 is up on #travelwithvagabong ====================================== #durgapuja #kolkata #kolkatablogger #calcuttadiaries #calcuttacanvas #ig_kolkata #kolkataigers #travelblogger #incredibleindia #indiaclicks #festivalofindia #india #desitravellerclub #trippyowl #redminote5pro #vsco #cntgiveitashot #cntraveler #natgeoyourshot #condenast #mypixeldiary #lonelyplanet #bengalgram #bengal_feature #sokolkata #calcuttacacophony