About Me

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On the Way to Milford Sound, New Zealand


My name is Arvinder or Arvin either one works, I was born in New Delhi, India. Growing up we did not have TV, cell phones, computers or Video games. We had to play outdoors, Soccer, field hockey, cricket. Often getting bruised and always sweaty. 

Right after High school at 17, I discovered the joys of Travel, did a road trip from New Delhi to Leh/Ladakh in Kashmir. The trip took 7 days one way, 4 of which were through the beautiful Mountain Range of the Himalayas. I stayed in Kashmir for a month. And I got addicted to traveling, did a few more road trips Drove from New Delhi to Kathmandu Nepal, New Delhi to Mumbai, guess what - To Travel the world, this was my calling.  

To travel the world was not really my calling, my calling is to be a good human being.Traveling is just an obsession.





Motorcycles 

My first bike was a hand me down bike from my elder brother at age 17, the bike was a YEZDI, bike was based on CZ 250 Czechoslovakian design. 250cc 2 stroke bike. I did a few road trips, one of them was from Delhi to Shimla 700 KM round trip, last stretch of the trip was through the curvy roads of the Himalayas. Shimla is located on the south-western ranges of the Himalayas at altitude of 7,238 ft

In the USA I have owned 2 bikes, Honda CB750 and Ninja 250.

I rode the Honda 750 from Minneapolis to Grand Marais through Duluth Minnesota, little over 500 miles round trip.

Work

Currently working an IT Job and travel 2 to 4 times a year.  Live in Hutto Texas with my Girlfriend and 2 Dogs, one dog is a pit-bull English bulldog mix and other dog is a Belgian Shepherd. Although I love Texas very much, Plan to move to Chiang Mai, Thailand in a few years, Thailand has some very good meditations Centers.


petra JordanGiza Egypt

Above 2 pictures Petra and Giza Egypt and the 2 photos below Turkey and South Korea





Travels I Loved

I am more into Nature and the outdoors and some of my best travels are New Zealand, Iceland, camping in Wadi Rum Jordan, Big Bend National Park Texas, Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.




Machu Picchu

I also enjoyed the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. 4 day trek through the Andes Mountains, Amazing. I had once seen a picture of Machu Picchu at a restaurant in Minneapolis near where I used to live, loved living in Minnesota though the winters can be brutal. 

There I was admiring the Machu Picchu photo and hoping to go there one day, the Universe gives you what you ask for.  





Church of St. George lalibela

Lalibela Ethiopia was also one of my bucket list must see places, to See the rock-hewn churches, rock-hewn is a church is made from a single block of stone. These churches are believed to have been created in the 12th century. There are eleven churches.

Church of St. George, picture on the right.


Old Silk Road - one of my best Travels The old Silk road always was very fascinating to me and I wanted to do a road trip from Armenia to xi'an china, that meant going through Iran and traveling through Iran on a US passport is not a good Idea, so from Armenia to Georgia and on to Azerbaijan, I flew to Almaty Kazakhstan and broke journey in Kyrgyzstan, however I will travel by road from the stans to China, in the near future.


Travel Photography - carry a Sony
Kyoto Japan
Point and shoot camera and a gopro hero 4k. I own Sony and Olympus DSLR though while travelling, I don't carry those DSLR, they are big and take too much room, besides the Sony point and shoot does a great job.


Started this blog as a photo journal of my travels, over the last few years I have started adding some guides to the places visited. 




Photography Portfolio http://www.arvphotos.com/

Its a big beautiful world out there...









Giant Redwood tress California December 2017




Burana Tower Kyrgyzstan Nov 2017


Skydiving Solo skydiving, tandem jumps are for wussies




Happy Travels!


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