Hi there! Welcome to www.gohitchhiking.com. We are Aditya and
Chetan, two best buddies who share the same love for books,
cinema, music, history, nature and above all a passion to
explore our beautiful and wonderful world.
Before you get to how and why we started this website, let
me give a short but brief introduction of ourselves.
Where did it all begin?
There comes a moment in your life when everything seems
to go ‘normally’ if you see it from the outset. Life is such a
mystery one moment, it looks like you have figured it all out,
and the next moment, everything seems to fall apart.
It was a similar time after we completed our graduation and
got jobs in a reputed multinational company.
What more could we have asked for? Graduating together we
knew how difficult it was to get a job, yet there we were with
a joining letter in our hands from our respective companies.
A few days into our respective job made us question the path
we were treading in our life. We had it all? A good degree, a good job and decent salary
and future that looked ‘bright’ on the outset.
Just a few months into our jobs we suddenly felt like we were
missing out on something, and what we were missing out on
was- life itself.
From every month, to every day to every single moment in
our life felt like hell. It was like hitting rock bottom in our
careers just when it actually took off.
For all the ‘safety’ and ‘security’ the job life provides you, it
kills your soul day by day, moment by moment until you
make peace with what society thinks is best for you.
Our frustration reached a point where we just couldn’t take
it anymore. Going through that same monotonous hell day
in and day out with the hope that a monthly salary and a
once in a year vacation is what life’s all about felt like a
slower version of suicide to us.
We decided that was not how we wanted to live our lives
even we if we had to take more riskier decisions in our lives.
With no plans as what exactly to do in future we quit our
jobs with some uncertainties about our future but overall a
big relief on our faces.
We both knew that we both loved and passionately wanted
to try something on our own, a space where we can enjoy
and grow our creativity every day.
One thing that we were surely certain about was our intense
desire to experience and explore this beautiful world. We just
didn’t know how to find a way to do it?
This newfound inspiration and perspective changed how to
live my life. We finally broke free of the cage of rut and
monotony and lost into a world full of adventures,
challenges, and fun.
We have been to 30 countries so far, and our journey has
been a dream ride so far. We started this website to share our
budget-travel experiences and stories so other people can
find their inspiration to travel.
We like to travel on a low budget. I think that’s how it should
be. Traveling on a low budget pushes you out of your
comfort zone and makes you work hard for things you want.
Another reason why we travel on a low budget is that we get
a chance to be near the local people of the country we travel
to get an authentic experience of their culture.
I hope you love and share our blogs and find them helpful in
planning your budget trips. Till then, Sayonara