This blog-post is to share the thoughts behind “Travel Katta”, an initiative by Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors.
Whats TRAVEL KATTA?
Everyone travels differently; we all visit different places in different ways and no two people or travel experiences are the same.
Travel Katta is a forum to hear the experiences and stories of other travelers who have tried to travel “more differently” than others
So, if you are looking to interact with Real Travelers, hear their Real Stories and get inspired to travel even more…Travel Katta is the place for you.
It also is a platform to meet again the friends that you made on your journeys, especially the Camps of Foliage Outdoors.
Basics (for every Katta) :
When? : Second and Fourth Saturday of Every Month beginning 10th Oct.
Where? : Sevasadan School, Next to Mangeshkar Hospital. Ground Floor.
Time? : 1800 hrs. Will go on till 2000 hrs.
Parking? : Inside the School based on your request being approved by the Watchman-Kaka / Else outside the school but available with relative ease (by Pune Standards)
Pre-registration / RSVP Required? : No (We don’t believe in that!!!)
Only Foliagers allowed? : No. All are invited.
Can I get my friends along? : Ofcourse (…and you will also make more friends here)
Snacks? : Thats the best part…Yes (We can’t go home hungry ourselves)
Entry Fees? : No, its free and always will be. (this line is shamelessly picked up from Facebook ;))
Whats REAL about it?
Everything!!! As the punchline says…Real Travelers Real Stories Real Conversations
In this era of everything “virtual”…thankfully Travel Katta is Real.
a) (Meet) Real Travelers
Meet Real Travelers in Real Time. There is some kind of aloofness when we read a Travel Blog. It may have been written beautifully, using all the features that WordPress has to offer and with images taken from best of SLR Cameras…but one cannot associate oneself that well with the Travel Blogger. Primary reason being that you haven’t met that person, you don’t know him/her well. Its for a reason that you are appreciate your cousin or a friend who has done a simple trek in Himalayas than someone who has been to the Everest Top.
Travel Katta offers this unique opportunity to see and meet the person in Real Time and hear his/her stories and be a friend of another traveler.
b) Real Stories
Its always fun to hear the Travel Stories. A hard-core traveler always makes it more lively. A traveler is essentially a conversationalist. He/she loves to tell stories and share experiences. These conversations are always more engrossing and entertaining.
What more? You can even ask questions and get inspired to travel yourself.
c) Real Conversations
Conversation essentially is between (atleast) two persons. In this virtual world, conversations have become unreal (read one-way). The “previous generation” knows the fun they used to have when they used to meet their friends, more or less on daily basis, and discuss all the topics under the sky. The Mobiles, Facebook and Whats App were not born then and the informal meetings (Katta) essentially used to be more out of habit than coordination.
The idea of Travel Katta essentially is to be a Travel Platform which is informal and encourages conversations.
Our Past Travel Katta Session
Since we began on 10th October 2015, we have had some interesting sessions of our Travel Katta.
Do have a look at them. Click here for details.