Unconventional Travel with Rahul Prakash II

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This episode titled “Unconventional Travel with Rahul Prakash II” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast is the second part of the two-part series (Listen to Part I at Unconventional Travel with Rahul Prakash I). Rahul narrates some of the interesting stories from his brand of unplanned travels. Unconventional as they may seem, imitate how he lives his life. An author, electrical engineer, sociologist, business graduate (from the premier IIM – Bangalore), IT consultant, advanced open water scuba diver, and many such diverse titles describe Rahul. He lives in Seattle, US with his family, but has temporarily moved with them to Mexico exploring the place, learning a new language while working remotely. He joins us from there to tell us about his amazing adventures traveling.

Podcast Summary: Unconventional Travel with Rahul Prakash II
Hosts: Hemant Soreng & Rajesh Nair
Producer: Tanvi Jain
00:00-03:52: Intro
03:52-15:09: Russia:
– Solovotsky island and police incident
– Travelling through Russia and meeting Vovan’s family
15:09-28:26: Stye of travelling:
– Relating academics to travel
– Dead Sea, Jordan
– Travel-work balance and how travel styles reflect on your life. Life choices.
– Inspiration from John Lennon, David Bowie.
– What is a “real traveler”?
– Choosing a travel destination
– Travelling to developed, tourist locations versus travelling to developing countries
28:26 – 33:37: Swaziland & South Africa:
– Lord of the flies
– Being dubbed a “white man” on a bus to South Africa
33:37 -37:40: East Africa: 
– Tanzania and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
37:53-44:10: China:
– Breaking pre-conceived notions and talking to a middle school history teacher in Yangshuo
– Meeting a boy travelling with his sister’s life savings
44:10 – 50:20: Commonality in diversity across the world. Helpful folks everywhere.
50:20 – 54:01: Tips and advise – traveling unconventionally
54:01 – 55:34: Conclusion and Outro

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