An Indian Backpacking South America Solo


Back in January I sent out a request for guest bloggers to cover me in my absence straight after the birth of my baby. I was intrigued when Vinay responded saying that he was a solo Indian backpacker in South America. On all of my travels I’m not sure I’ve ever met an Indian backpacker and I have certainly never seen one in South America! Typically it’s the Brits, Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders with a few Europeans thrown into the mix that I meet on my travels. Vinay isn’t a blogger per se, but he creates fantastic videos of his travels that I think are worth watching. Here’s one that provides an overview of his recent travels-

Vinay Patel is an automobile engineer turned artist. He makes large scale sculptures and I also consults with businesses for their branding. For 6 months from April to Sep 2016 he went backpacking across 6 countries – USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. What started as a risky trip to meet an online love interest became something bigger and better! You can see more of his videos on his website.

Check out this post about the cloaked hinterlands of India for more on experiencing India!