Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
We are Gayathri and Vijay – a fun-loving couple from Bangalore, India.
We are travel enthusiasts, waiting to fall in love with the world and inspire people to travel more.
We want this blog to be the place where we share all our travel stories, adventures and travel tips with our readers, from wherever in the world we are.
Both of us have taken a long break from our respective jobs (Gayathri, a doctor and Vijay, a techie). We are about to start on a long backpacking trip across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South East Asia for a few months!
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― André Gide
The name “away from shor” is inspired by above quote. Shor in Hindi also means noise, and we want our blog to take us all away from the noise around us and help us discover that inner peace within us through travel, adventure and a cup of coffee 🙂
Sounds exciting? Curious to know how it all pans out? Don’t worry, we shall keep you updated along the way!
Not travelling for a couple of weeks straight makes my feet itch. I guess I have the itchy feet! Travel, for me, is a means of personal development. It helps me know myself better.
A trip to Ladakh in 2013 changed me completely into a travel addict.
I also love to cycle. I love the freedom of being on a bike. Sometimes all it takes is a simple bike ride to elevate my mood 🙂
I’m also a shutterbug. Though still a beginner fumbling with the buttons on my camera, I aspire to capture those moments in time which touch me.
I’m from Bellary, a small town in Karnataka. After tying the knot with Vijay and moving to Bangalore, I decided to take a long break from work. And that’s one of the best decisions I’ve taken so far ! The last few months have made me realise a lot of things about myself and my passions. They have also given me an opportunity to do things I love, most important being travel.
My greatest regrets are not being able to sing, dance and play a musical instrument. None, for the lack of trying though 🙂
And yeah, I forgot to mention that I’m a doctor by profession. We live in a world where we are defined almost entirely by our profession and I beg to differ from that.
I come from Andhra Pradesh, India. I have been part of the usual grind that all of us(true for most of middle class Indians) go through in our early years – study hard to get an admission into a good university, get a nice job, work hard, get married etc., and now I’ve gotten comfortable. Addicted is probably the right word and I want to break free from it for some time. I am very happy that I have Gayathri who shares the same views as me on this.
I am a voracious reader – I always keep a tab on a variety of topics including current affairs, latest technology trends, travel destinations etc., and never miss browsing my twitter, quora feed! NEVER. I am also a movie buff, foodie and a techie. Running is a meditative experience for me. I was into long distance running and have finished a few full marathons until now.
Also, I would like to believe that all the Greek alphabet I have been exposed to because of my masters degree in Maths will help me read signboards in Greece at least! 🙂
I have been fortunate to have lived in/traveled to several countries via work or otherwise and that is when the world around me began to expand. I realized how tiny a place we occupy and how little we know about the same world we live in.
Indians tend to be conservative when it comes to decisions like traveling for a longer duration without a set plan. I believe life begins outside your comfort zone. New opportunities will open when you are outside your comfort zone and I am doing just about that very soon.