Truk Lagoon Scuba Diving – June 2017

Dear Bloggers and Readers,

Its been long since I updated anything here. I have reduced my presence online for different reasons but would love to share some adventures with you from my trips.

 

I have been traveling last few years and after my USA trip I have gone to many other countries. Last year I had focused on rock climbing and getting my dive master in scuba diving. This year I started with no goal as such but rather see how I go as I had an injured shoulder from canyoning in December 2016.

Recently I travelled to Truk Lagoon, Micronesia, last month and it was a life time trip as a diver. There are number of world war 2 ship wrecks there. I enjoyed the dives there immensely. Here is a video that I compiled for all the thrill seekers out there.

Note: Change the quality of video from settings to get a better resolution of the video as otherwise its at the lowest resolution by default in YouTube.

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USA for 3.5 Months and then rest of the world

Hello My Fellow Bloggers,

I have been on a life changing path via my traveling life now. I decided to leave my regular life style and take a break from work and old life to see the world this year. Yes, its been a great year with some of the most crucial decisions and very low moments and very amazing changes in my life. Few months ago I was struggling to keep up with all the challenges life had thrown upon me and now I am traveling in USA for over 2 weeks and another 3 months to go having the most amazing time of my life.

Meeting my old friends after almost 3 years or more, kayaking, cold water diving, hiking volcanic mountains, hiking in Yosemite and some famous national parks, dancing swing style, ride share on the road on two night drives across states in USA are some of the most awesome things I have done so far and lot more to come. I have decided to get back to my blogging and keep in touch with all of you now again after a hectic and busy life last year and some this year.IMG_7419 IMG_7407 IMG_7492 IMG_7497

Regards,

Kavita Joshi

Solo woman travelling to India – Fear or Joy

It made me think after I had an interview with BBC last night about how I feel as an Indian woman travelling around India by myself. It was around 12:30 AM Sydney time (24th August 2013) when I got a call from Chris, one of the producers of BBC news shows after my twitter update about my travel to India in few hours. Initially I thought it might be just a joke as at this hour I am getting a call to participate in an interview that too live. But soon I realized that it was actually happening and I had two choices – one go to bed as there were only 5-6 hours left to get some sleep before I catch my flight in the morning or stay awake for this interview discussion as not everyday you are given this opportunity. Guess what I chose the second option. Although before actually realizing what we are going to discuss I was all excited but soon enough the smile was replaced by the sadness and the excitement was replaced by the sheer anger and frustation.

The discussion was about the various issues that solo woman travellers face when they travel around India. It was inspired after a overnight hit article written by Michaela Cross, an Americal student who went to India to persue her studies in Abroad culture and civilization. It threw me into the same ocean of emotions that I have lived for almost 4-6 years when I was living back in India. All those memories dashed my mind in few minutes and some known emotions (anger, frustation, hatred, pain) made me feel overwhelmed.

I read the article published in CNN as adviced by Chris and instantly I felt a connection to this woman and her story.

Here is the link for the article:
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/20/world/american-student-india-sexual-harassment-irpt

Also I would share my thought of my India trip in this regard soon.

Chaos is how I will describe my life

Chaos is how I will describe my life,

No time to rest, no time to step back and reflect.

Just the daily activities that I am involved in as a robot,

From the moment I get up and go to work till I am lying in bed to get some sleep.

 

I try hard to fight with the system and get out of it,

Every now and then and go for a retreat.

But its hard at times – it’s hard changing your life,

Specially when you are so busy doing the same thing over and over again.

 

Yes, it does make me think of my situation,

What can I do to make the most of my day,

So I do catch up with my friends and try to attend something,

I try to write to keep my creative edge alive since I have started.

 

Still I want to make a living doing something worthwhile in life,

Not that what I am doing now doesn’t make a difference as it does.

But other than keeping my analytical brain at work,

It does not give the sense of satisfaction in life irrespective of the money it generates.

 

Why in the first place we devised such system called – work for living,

I know, because that is a smooth way of running the world without chaos.

And here I am in the midst of this so called perfect system,

Finding this life more chaotic than it can ever be.