Guess What We Did For Escapers 17 in Myanmar & Singapore
So I was missing in action, as I was busy with action, completing one challenge after another as a participant from India for Escapers 17. If you are following my Instagram account then you may be aware that I was on a whirlwind tour of Singapore, Myanmar and back to Singapore for this one of a kind challenge. For Escapers travel writers/photographers and Instagrammers have gathered together on invitation from Accor Hotels Group and Tiger Air / Scoot Airlines sponsored Escapers 17.
If you have not followed my journeys for Escapers 17 then my dear reader may I most humbly ( though modesty is not one of my virtues ) request you to follow desi Traveler on Instagram? After all, I am struggling on the long road to success on Instagram as I mentioned in this post showcasing ( read loudmouth announcements ) boring statistics and Kaanfusing acronyms from the chequered history of your friendly neighborhood tIndia travel blog known as desi Traveler, but most people spelling it as DESI TRAVELLER.
Anyways long story short, let the letter sent be considered as Telegram ( a poor translation from that enriching saying – Chitthe Bhejee hai Taar Samajhna ” or I have sent you a letter but please accord it the same urgency that you will to a telegram. So I was participating in Escapers 17 as only one of the two travel bloggers from India, the other one being Dr. Mridula Dwivedi of Travel Tales from India & Abroad. The idea was to join the challenge that took us from Singapore to Myanmar and then back to Singapore. Each day started early morning around 5 am as we had flights to catch and hotels to change and while on the flight also there was no time to sleep as we had challenges to complete. Net-net, not a free moment jee. But even with all the rush, moving from one hotel to another, one airport to next one challenge to the next one, I have never had so much fun as I had on this trip. What with fellow bloggers from countries like
- Hong Kong
all traveling together and not just competing but also collaborating for various challenges and that my friend is the essence of Escapers, though we competed we also bonded, we raced with each other but we also reached out to each other and some of us are now close friends with promises to meet when we visit each others’ country.
While I will be sharing the details about the destinations visited in Myanmar in coming posts in this particular post let me take you through some of my favorite images that were clicked and shared on Instagram by bloggers and photographers from various countries as part of the Challenges for Escapers 17. I loved each of these pictures and I am sure this will give you some idea as a curtain raiser about what we did during Escapers 17 before I start sharing more detailed posts. Each of the images is self-explanatory and the copyright to the same is with the respective photographer as per the Instagram account.
The last picture below was clicked by yours truly from my less than 9000 Rs mobile phone from the window seat of ATR 72 of Myanmar National Airways, on the way to Heho Airport for Inle Lake. This image is very special for me as for this image I won a photography prize that will take me to yet another country I have never been to. Talk about desi Luck 🙂
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