Eight Amazing People, I have met on Holimate till date

Today’s context is totally different. It’s not about any amazing destination or any local cuisine but still, it’s related to travel. Traveling is not only about seeing new places, eat local food, experiencing new culture etc. It’s also about meeting new people on road and becoming good friends. For making good friends on road it is not necessary that you should meet them or you should travel with them. So you all must be thinking how is it possible??

Today’s discussion is about that only. I talk to many people whom I have met, traveled and also with whom I have never met or traveled with but still we become friends on road. Only one thing is required and that is “Trust”. It’s really difficult to trust a stranger. But we travelers always do that mistake and the result is we make some good friends.

1. Shanu Kumar, India

SHanu

Who is he

He is an MBA from IIM, Indore

·What he is doing now

He is doing freelancing in financial modeling and has his own company – Think Matrix

·How we met

We both studied in the same class but never interacted. We went together to Bangkok via Holimate. And from then we have never stopped. Now we are going on our dream trip together. Yes, it is    Euro Trip. He is a great photographer and wherever he will go he wants to see the place as locals do. He is open to doing anything when he is traveling.

2.Sławek Marynowski, Poland

Who is he

He has done masters in Political Science.

· What he is doing now

Now he is doing all odd job at different places and traveling.

· How we met

We met through Holimate We traveled together to Tiger temple in Bangkok. I just placed an open request that I am going to tiger temple tomorrow, anybody want to join and he said yes. This is how we met on Road. He is a cool guy, very energetic and open-minded. Now we are connected through Facebook and hopefully, am going to meet him in Europe.

3) Nuke Andriani Surentu, Indonesia

Who is She

She is a finance graduate from the University of Surabaya

· What she is doing now

She is working in a Multi-National Company as a Financial Analyst

· How we met

We have never met in Personal. Yes, am serious. I got to know her through HolimateWe both planned to meet in Bangkok but due to time constraint, we didn’t meet. She is a solo traveler and a great mom to her only child Kevin. She enjoys her life at her fullest. And now she travels with her son whenever she gets time. We are connected via social media like Facebook and Whatsapp. We are definitely going to meet some day.

 

4) Vera Rukmana, Indonesia

Who is She

She has studied strategic business development from the University of Brawijaya.

· What she is doing now

Right now she is designing clutches and shirt for men and she will do whatever it comes in the way. Most of the time she lives in Bali.

· How we met

We have never met in person either. I got to know her through Holimate. We both planned to meet in Bangkok but due to some problem, she didn’t turn up. Our relationship is somewhat different. I call her sister and she calls me brother. She is very young but still, she is doing a lot. She is a really cute girl I have ever come across. She is always busy with traveling and meeting new people. She is fond of making friends. We are now connected through Facebook and Whatsapp. We will cross our path sometime.

5) Rahul Nair, India

Who is he

He has done masters in Renewable Energy

· What he is doing now

Right now he is working in the field of Wind Energy.

· How we met

We met through Holimate. He is also a Solo Traveler and loves to do cycling. He commutes to office by a bicycle. The best part about him is that – Whenever I will made any plan to travel somewhere, he has already seen that place before me. He always utilizes the weekends and holidays for travel. We are now connected through Facebook and Whatsapp. Hopefully, someday we will travel together.

 

6) Iman, Malaysia

Who is She

She is an architecture and a full time researcher.

· What she is doing now

At present she is busy with writing thesis and doing research.

· How we met

We met through a Holimate‘s common friend in Kuala Lumpur. She is very friendly and joyful. She gave us a ride in her car. She is a very intelligent girl. Whenever she is having doubt she will call me to discuss. She will never hesitate. She also loves to travel. We have made a plan to go to Jeju Island, South Korea together in the coming months. We are now connected through Whatsapp and Skype.

7) Inessa, Russia

Who is she

She studied marketing.

· What she is doing now

She is now working as a coder with a startup company.

· How we met

We met through Holimate. We become friends easily because our interests matched. Yes she too loves to travel, click photographs and likes to blog sometime. She is one of the coolest girl I have met till date. She is a great combination of beauty with brains. We are best friends now. She knows when I am happy or sad and vice versa. We get along together very well. A great listener but open for any kind of discussion. She will say everything with logic and she will interrupt you whenever she doesn’t understand anything. You don’t come across geeky girls often but she is one. We are now connected through Facebook, Whatsapp and Skype.

 

8) Karishma Kapoor, Germany

Who is she

She finished her schooling and got berufsreife (It’s a degree for work)

· What she is doing now

She is doing an internship with IDB, Worms.

· How we met

We met through Holimate. She loves to read my article and gradually we become friends. She is an Indian, born and brought up in Germany. She loves to eat and cook. She was the first Punjabi girl I have ever met. We get along very well because she also loves to travel and explore places. She also has a dream of having a destination wedding in India. Hope her dreams come true. Will be meeting her in Germany in the month of May. Now we are connected through Whatsapp.

These are some of the people I have met in my few years of traveling and interaction with the outside world.  I have come to realize that the world is indeed a small place and people are all the same inside, they just appear different from outside. That there underlies a universal language of friendship and care that everyone understands. That it’s not just for celebrities to live larger than life.  It’s just the way you want to define your life.  I hope to travel more making more friends all the while.

 

                                                                                

 
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