90 Days in India filming ‘Backpack’

Backpack India

I thought I had seen the world. I had traveled to more than 50 countries and walked through more than 100 cities in my 31 years. I didn’t know why I waited so long to travel to India. Backpack India had shown me that I had seen nothing. I knew nothing.

This thought may seem daunting  to some, not to me, to me this thought was comforting. I had previously thought the world to be a very small place. India had shown, a seasoned and experienced traveler, that the world was a huge place and we are incredibly small.

India has been the most varied and unique country I have visited. India feels like 10 countries already, and so far and I have barely even seen a few States.

This morning I was within arms reach of 2 male Asiatic Lions. No fence, no zoo just lions being wild and free. The feeling was unforgettable. In the past week I have lived on a house boat in Kerala and slept anchored next to a 9th century sculpture of Buddha, I watched elephants roaming wild in Kabini, cycled through lush green tea plantations, explored 7th century temples and visited the ashram where Gandhi once lived and led India to political independence.

See more of my experience 90 Days Backpacking India

More from Sommer Shiels

Traveling China- What you need to know

Travel China with confidence my china travel guide. Learn from my mistakes...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *