[Simblified] Ep. 137: How to travel on a desi budget (with Utsav Mamoria) – Part 1

Ep. 137: How to travel on a desi budget (with Utsav Mamoria) – Part 1

10/06/2019 by IVM Podcasts

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=73037560
Episode: http://traffic.libsyn.com/simblified/E137Simblified.mp3?dest-id=359939

In this episode, Chuck and Naren talk to Utsav Mamoria, who makes his third appearance (!) on the show. The last time, he spoke about how he was preparing for a 3-month sabbatical (Episode 85) – this time, he’s back and is ready to share his experiences, stories and most importantly – tips for those who want to travel on a budget. A desi budget. Utsav finished an enviable itinerary at a cost you won’t believe. He is hard at work on his travel book, as well – make sure you check it out later in the year. We talk about budgeting for flights, stay, food, sightseeing and more. This is less ‘Simblification’ and more ‘chat with a person very passionate about travel’. He also slips in some beautiful stories, and evangelizes slow travel, as opposed to trying to check off as many items as possible in a day. Follow Utsav and his travel stories (trust us, this is different from other ‘pretty pictures only’ travel accounts): instagram.com/whywetravel42 Recommended by Utsav:
Airline Ticketing: Skyscanner, Kayak, Momondo, Hoppr, Google Flights
Booking Stay: Booking.com, AirBnB, Hostelbookers, Hostelworld, Couchsurfing

Start Date: 2019-08-02

Finish Date: 2019-08-03


  • There’s no particular point to note, but I loved this episode. Utsav Marmoria’s sense of humour was dry and enjoyable, and listening to him talk about something he enjoys so much was a delight.
  • Okay, there is one point to note – the one about sketching, and Chuck’s follow on suggestion of restricting yourself to two photos of a particular sight if you are rubbish at sketching. It fits in with the minimalism / intentionality reading I have been doing recently, and so it’s a tip I’m quite receptive to.



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