Few days later, I was sitting on an airport floor at Doha, Qatar. I remember thinking that there must have been lot of luck involved that I managed to change my ”unchangeable” budget flights to Kathmandu and got my passport back in time for the flight. It was a small disappointment that all my ”cool” photoshoot plans about the water problems of Bangladesh flew right out of the window. Looking back in time, not being able to execute my plans was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. This event forced me to try something new and I made some changes to my workflow.
I decided not to google things about Nepal, plan was to just go and see what people are doing in Nepal. I did know a little bit about climbing in the Himalayas, but my knowledge about the actual country and its culture was slim to none.
After I got back from Nepal, this ”no plans” method stuck with me. All the countries that I’ve visited since, the only plan has been not to have a plan. I have just gone with the flow. The method is simple, you pick a place that you can afford to stay for awhile and simply go explore. Interact, talk with people and eventually you’ll find the path that you are looking for. Using this method, I’ve end up in places that I’ve never knew existed and probably would have never found if I would have planned my travels. I’ve been lucky enough to meet many truly amazing characters and I’ve finally learned, that we all are the same. No matter how cliché it sounds.
Everybody who has travelled a bit, should know what I am talking about ;).