Hi! I am Pari. I am an avid traveler, a Ph.D. graduate in computer science, a k-drama fan, a wife and a fashion-loving nerd.
I was born and brought up in South India. Since my childhood, I knew that I wanted to travel to different places around the world and experience different cultures and lifestyles. I was so influenced by a English lesson about Australia, that I declared to my parents that I was going to move to Australia when I was older! I moved to Canada instead :). Growing up I had one thing going for me – I was slightly above average at academics. So, I worked hard in hopes that education would take me places… and it did! I won a Ph.D. scholarship at a university in the UK. During my Ph.D., I traveled to many countries to attend and present at conferences. However, I secretly wished that I could skip the conference and explore the beautiful city I had traveled to.
After the Ph.D. I had two choices: academia or travel. For a year I chose the safe option: academia. I taught some computer science courses at a college but it did not fulfill me. So, here I am, with the support of my husband, taking the biggest risk of my life. I am jumping in headfirst into becoming a full-time blogger. So far It’s been an exciting ride and I’m very happy to tell you that my blog has been featured in the Top 60 Canada Travel Blogs of 2019!
The story so far makes it seem that I am solely responsible for this blog. However, that’s not true. Everything on this blog is a joint effort. My husband is an equal contributor. He is the chief photographer and cinematographer. Almost every video and photo (minus the stock photos) that you see on this blog and my Instagram has been carefully captured and edited by him. It seems like an easy job, but believe me, it’s not. To get that one perfect shot, he has to click 50 other not so perfect ones. He has incredible patience which I lack :). He is also my partner in website design, maintenance and the creative director of this website. He is my Superman! He is camera shy so you won’t see any of his personal photos here.
Through this travel blog, we hope to inspire and help other people explore more places and cultures around the world. I hope you enjoy reading my stories and our pictures. I would love to connect personally to all my readers. Even though, I am available on all the social media I have mentioned below, I am most active on Instagram. So, please follow and leave a comment on my photos. I usually don’t respond to direct DMs because of bad experiences in the past. However, I do respond to most comments left on my Instagram. Looking forward to hearing from you..