Hello everyone and welcome to a new traveler profile. Today we’ll get to know Chalukya and Rashmi from GOBeyondBounds a little better! So get comfortable and read on!
Tell us a little bit about your and where you blog.
We, Chalukya and Rashmi are a couple from Mumbai, India. We both are software engineers and would spend weekends trekking and exploring places away from all the city hustle bustle and realized there is so much more to the world other than our 4 walled offices. In no time we were bitten by the travel bug and traveling became a passion.
Some quick fun facts about us and GOBeyondBounds:
Hometown: Karnataka, India
Currently reside in: Mumbai, India
Work: I (Chalukya) work as a full-time software engineer and my wife Rashmi is a homemaker.
Traveled to: 20 countries, 15 countries alone in 2015 alone.
We have started jotting down our travel experiences in our travel blogs
Apart from traveling leisure time goes into experimenting with new cuisines.
Which was your first trip and how did you get hooked to travel?
The first trip we took together was to the southernmost point of India – the Kanyakumari in 2007. We were on our training for our first job oblivious of each other’s presence we traveled in the same bus accompanied by our friends and one common friend who introduced us to each other. And we became friends for life!
Which are your favorite destinations that you would always go back to?
Switzerland is paradise on earth. There is never a dearth of wonderful places in Switzerland. We have visited a dozen of places and still the country never stops to mesmerize us. Also its great in terms of transportation and facilities for tourists. We would love to go back.
Which are the places you want to visit but haven’t gotten a chance to?
Ahh! That would be a neverending list thanks to mind-boggling posts in Instagram and Pinterest but the top on our list are below
Tibet – We find monasteries synonym to peace and tranquility.
Turkey – We cannot just resist feeling jealous on seeing those pictures of fellow travelers visit Cappadocia fairytale chimney dotted with air balloons.
Africa – Wild Life is yet another world of their own away from our concrete city life. We would love to spend time amidst nature and also would not want to miss the Desert safaris.
What type of travel do you prefer (length, who accompanies you, which type of accommodation you prefer)?
We travel together as a family accompanied by our daughter now 2 years old and has been traveling with us since the age of 6 months. As for our kid, we prefer to stay in apartments where we have facilities to cook for our baby. Our stay length usually depends on the destination but usually, we make the most use of the weekends and the long weekends.
Any tips or lessons you’ve learned that you’d like to share?
After our angel was born our priority was to take care of the newborn and her health. None of us nor our family thought in the wildest dreams that we would take our newborn to travel overseas. I got an opportunity to work onsite which would allow us to travel, we accepted the challenge to travel with a newborn.
Life teaches you lessons and prepares you for the challenges only if you have a positive outlook and similar thing happened with us.
We believe traveling gives us an opportunity to learn about different cultures, their history, and the diverse nature. We need to get out of our comfort zones and explore new places. And if we have the will and passion for something, no problems or restrictions are going to stop us from achieving the best.
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Thank you, Chalukya and Rashmi, for being here with us today. If you have any questions for her, or tips or any kind of comments, our comment section is open to you. To keep up with their adventures, check out their blog, GOBeyondBounds or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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