One of the joys of sharing your travel stories is that you get to relive the experience once again. As I close my eyes and type on the keyboard ( Yes I can type with my eyes closed thanks to muscle memory 🙂 ). I am transformed back to the rugged mountains of Spiti, that I last visited more than 2 years ago and need to visit again but due to various reasons I have not been able to visit them. And with this I want to share the famous quote by Ibn Battuta that Moroccan wanderer, I have always loved and wanted to share here on desi Traveler >>
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ― Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah
So when Saif from ” The Musafir Stories” wanted to interview me for his travel podcast and asked me to focus on one of the places I would like to share my travel experience with listeners without a blink I chose “ Spiti or the middle land between the Old Kingdom of Kullu and Tibet“
But before we go further, let me share that this is my first podcast interview, I have been interviewed a few times on the phone and in person also but all those interviews were for print or online portals ( did you notice, how I love to flaunt my interviews 😛 #desIsAShowOff 😛 ). Though I was aware of Podcasts and I actually listen to some very interesting podcasts like from Neil Patel and some of the marketing gurus from around the world. But listening to a podcast is one thing, being featured in one and listening to your own voice is something totally different.
For those of you who are not aware what is a podcast then let me assure you it is just a simple recording in an audio format that you can listen on the internet at your convenience, in layman’s term it is like a radio interview, only you have access to it round the clock. Now if you wonder why would somebody listen to a Podcast and not read online or watch a Youtube video let me give you many reasons after I overcame the creepiness of listening to my own voice in this podcast.
Here are the top 5 reasons to listen to a Podcast
- You don’t have to look at the screen when listening to a podcast. So you can listen to one when walking/running or gardening.
- Most podcasts are very focused and go in depth into a topic rather than just touching the surface.
- You can pick any topic of your choice and listen to the same as per your wish, rewind, listen to again on portions you want to focus on.
- You can download most podcasts and listen to them offline, like on a plane. I know of a few friends who always have a few podcasts on their phones and they look forward to their commute to listen to the podcast.
- Podcasts open a whole new world of opportunities for you to upgrade your skills. Like I like to listen to marketing related podcasts.
As far as I know in the travel space in India Saif and Faiza of The Musafir Stories are pioneers in the Travel Podcast space in India and indeed I feel privileged to be part of their podcast and speak about one of the most mystical places I have been and long to go again – Spiti.
If you are on iTunes you can listen here >> The Musafir Stories Podcast on iTunes
I am looking forward to listening to more podcasts on The Musafir Stories ( there is the next one already but you will have to visit here to find out 🙂 as I feel it is a wonderful medium, that is more personal and not only educates but also entertain in the best possible manner.
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Baap of Indian travel bloggers! That’s a great nickname. 🙂
Two times I came by to listen and had to go midway. Finally, listened to all of it!
Such an informative piece. Now who wouldn’t want to go see Spiti and those stars? 🙂
Thoroughly enjoyed it, DesiTraveler-with-a-single-l. 🙂
Haha that is totally Saifs’ thing.. I am happy to be a Chota Mota, hobby blogger 🙂
Thx a ton for being on the podcast Prasad! Aapne toh chaar chaand laga diye! It was a pleasure to have you on!
thanks for inviting me really enjoyed talking to you 🙂
Enjoyed listening to this story! Like that there are new ways of telling tales.
Btw I am fully back to reading blogs. 😀
🙂 Welcome back… 🙂
Nice to listen. Best wishes.
You are no braggard, baap of travel blogs. It was lovely to hear about your journey in your own voice.
🙂 Thank you Purba 🙂
Good to hear the story 😀
that is great 🙂
Wow this is great! Till now have been reading your stories and now will hear it too 🙂 It was so nice to hear your complete travel experience in Spiti with all the informations. I read you wonderful post on Spiti but hearing was so interesting. And Ah! I wish to visit Spiti so much and also watch the milky way. I hope I can make it soon before it becomes touristy. Rather I would say people should travel responsibly as you said and prevent it from getting touristy.
Thanks Sarmistha, I must say all credit goes to Saif who is a pioneer in Travel Podcast in India…. 🙂
Desitraveler – now available on Podcast too 🙂
Congrats and here is to many more.
🙂 haha, just one to begin with 🙂 thanks