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Need of the day during the Pandemic.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-20

Learnt the power of Personal Branding in depth. Overall good listen during these challenging times to counter the rat race in the corporate world

Awesome trek to Roopkund Lake

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-20

I must confess that after listening to a lot of Musafir stories in Audible which are without any substance this one I found as a intersting story as I listened during my daily jog. It was so pleasant to hear this story. Razack has shared a lot of tips and given us vivid picture on what is in store for any traveler like us who would invariably get inspired after listening to this podcast. Liked the second and fourth day trekking experience. Final arduous journey to reach the lake was quite an adventurous story. He brought that thrill and suspens in front of us. I truly wish he had undertaken his tour in Sept so that we could have got a glimpse of how these skeletons actually look from his eyes. Overall a worthy 50 odd mins spent and has made me add one another place to visit in my bucket list which is the Roopkund lake as and when it is open to public. Highly recommend this episode.

Very mediocre travel story on Munnar

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-20

In this episode the anchors have decided to do it on their own which means you get to keep on listening to only their story of travel and in their own broken English. They need to brush up on basic English grammar and general communication skills before attempting to tell us their travel story. Secondly they need to write down on a piece of paper where all they visited instead of discussing and guessing on the show. They have to get their facts right. For eg Kolukkumalai Sunrise point is in TN and not in Kerala. Since I have visited the place with my family a few years ago, I could easily recall this wonderful place on which one could share one's experience starting from a Jeep trip on an uneven trail by itself an experience in the wee hours till return. This place is thronged by Foreigners to witness the Sunrise which is the best one that we have seen compared to so many places including Andamand Radhanagar beach. Better than this is what we saw recently in Lempeyong, Bali which is called Heaven's Gate during February. Faiza says you could go on a two wheeler to this point?? There is a big cartel to reach out to this place by the local Jeep/ Suv owners. They charge you a flat trip charge irrespective of no of people. Two families shared a suv then from our resort to beat the cartel. After they drop you, we need to take a small trek to reach the sunrise point and grab a place to click photos much before the rise. They have not spoken about another important sight seeing place which is a must visit place to a Spice factory or a tour they call it where there is a guide who takes you around explaining about various spice plants in their Garden. This is a very enriching experience and not to be missed. Normally after the tour you could buy spices from their adjoining Store and grab a Kerala style meal from their kitchen. Oops not to miss on spending some leisurely time near the adjoining river and your guide will help you click pics. I am yet again disappointed with such average coverage. Boat ride is another attraction. Please skip this too.

Fantastic round roadtrip from South to North India

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-20

Story awesome. Sai the traveler hit the nail on the head as he spoke from his heart sharing his experiences. The anchors for a change did a very good job after the disastrous last episode on Gap Year. Enjoyed the part starting from Gujarat, Amritsar, etc till Sai got back to Delhi. He has given a lot of tips for avid travelers like me. Could relate quite a bit. His simplicity and storytelling is awesome. Overall I highly recommend this episode which will kindle that fire in you to plan for a long road trip. Great job and thanks Audible

This is more of a non travel story of a CA

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-08-20

First 20 mins is all about a money man Naga and his stories on his gap in employment. I was running out of patience to hear something at least about his travel experience. He teaches you how to find long stays in and around India free of cost to spend your time during your unemployment period which a lot of people who are on job losses may find it useful during this Pandemic layoffs. Barely a few mins on mountaineering experience in the whole one hour episode. Last 15 mins is bullsh*t marketing stuff on Naga's blog. For instance, on his experience at Vipasana yoga center in Hyd, he claims it is free which is false. They don't demand any fixed amount. Any one with self respect especially educated will donate at least for the food and stay for 10 days in the Ashram?? Pls avoid this episode if you are listening to the series on travel stories. Apparently this Naga is a close friend of the Anchors Saif and Faiza, no wonder they have put his story to market his blog sites. Big disappointment and sheer waste of time. I have decided to skip Musafir series.

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Invitation to Himachal

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-20

This musafir story on Bhagsu and around is awe-inspiring especially for hiking travellers like me. Priyanka has shared her experiences on her long stay in Himachal with places of interest around this place. Worth your time listening to her wonderful narration. Post Covid I guess I would like to pack my bags to Dharmshala and Bhagsu.

Awesome Road trip by couple on mobikes.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-20

This is a compelling story of a long & leisurely road trip in the Northeast by Karan & Parul on two Bullets. They have covered by and large all the places of interest which evokes the travel bug in you to plan a trip for you to experience a similar one. At times you get envious of them and begin to wish we too had the luxury of long holidays on hand to enjoy our lives in the nature and blend with the locals to have that unique flavour of their cuisines and enjoy the simple fun & frolic in our lives. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Reminds me of my family road trip in Bali on two bikes to Lempaung to see historic sunset.

Such a boring review on ordeals of a traveler

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-07-20

I actually got hooked on to these travel series but this Mulki story is a disaster.The story covers with mundane things that the jinxed traveler faced during his road trip from B'luru to Mulki rather than talking more about the place Mulki itself. After the great stories like Northeast by road by a couple, I must say this one is way below and could have been edited properly before publishing. Pls don't waste your time.

Journey from Ordinary to becoming USA's First lady

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-20

Mitchell Obama's story is very inspiring and touching by making you believe that you can do it if you wish to... Loved it..

Awesome self help book with touching moments.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-20

Story' full marks by the way it was expressed with so much conviction by Lori. The Narration is too good. Rendition again flawless. Keeps you on tenterhooks all the way with some emotive stories of her patients. Her own ups & downs are told in a gripping manner. I strongly recommend every one to grab one with enjoy this gem of a book. Thanks Lori for your amazing story, Brittany for excellent rendition & Audible for this gem of book.