Meet Jay Kannaiyan. Of JamminGlobal.com.
Like many, he too left Chennai to pursue the American Dream. But after sometime, he decided to return home. In style.
Instead of taking a flight and coming home in a couple of days, he decided to ride a two-wheeler (Suzuki DR650) across many countries on five continents and finally reached India after 3 years.
Now that’s what I call a journey! 🙂
I was reading the Economic Times Magazine today morning, and I was taken aback while reading about this daring person and his great journey.
Will you or I take a journey like this? Heck, I think five times and double-check preparations before taking that paltry 90 KM journey from Chennai to Kanchipuram on my bike! This post is not about my bravery, anyway 😛
Think about some of the problems – One needs to stay somewhere every night for 3 years, petrol doesn’t come cheap, one needs to eat three times a day, one needs to procure visas for each country, one needs to ship the bike across continents, one needs to protect themselves against muggers and animals, one needs to survive extreme heat and extreme cold, one needs to… OMG – there are so many hurdles!
Fortunately, at least one man from India did not look at these things as hurdles. He looked at them as an adventure – an adventure of a lifetime!
And while on that journey, he continues his education & completes a long-distance degree on Sustainable Development!
Enough said. If you want to get a glimpse of one small part of his adventurous journey, have a look at this photo-essay across Argentina. Of course, his blog is full of such photo essays, all over the world!
I think, all of us need to take up an adventure of such magnitude, at least once in our lives. What say?