Wanderers – Priya Chaphekar
Meet Priya Chaphekar of Wild Girl Diaries. A fervent traveller and multi faceted soul, she longs to unleash her untamed spirit through her words.
- What got you hooked to travelling?
I’ve always been a restless soul since childhood. I hate staying at home. In school, I looked forward to picnics, in college, I looked forward to treks and IVs, and now that I’ve started working, I look forward to holidays. Travelling is an addiction that I tasted early in life. Once you start meeting new people and explore the unexplored, it becomes a journey in itself.
- Favorite travel destination? Why?
Ladakh, for its barren beauty.
- Least fav travel destination? Why?
I’m yet to travel to one. Once you’re a traveler, you begin to find beauty even in the most populated, commercialised places.
- Scariest thing that happened to you?
The night at Bhrigu Lake, when our mules lost their way and we spend a whole winter night under the sky, without any warm layers.
- Weirdest thing you did?
Tried to imitate a Jab We Met scene at Ratlam station. I almost missed my train.
- Fav travel photo? Why?
So many of them! But the most special one has to be the Pangarchula peak. It’s the biggest achievement of my life.
- Must have packing item?
A DSLR! I can’t do without my camera in hand.
- Favourite travel experience?
The Kasol backpacking trip with my husband.
- Dream vacation?
Backpacking in Europe. Who doesn’t dream of it?
- Upcoming trips?
Kedarkantha winter trek, may be!
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