Episode 013 - Maria Victor | Travel curator, & Founder of Make It Happen
Maria Victor is a travel experiences curator, who hopped between corporate finance jobs before taking a plunge into the travel industry. She started Make It Happen to bring different perspectives to your travels across India. In this episode, she talks about ancient rock carvings in Goa, santoor musicians and ice stupas in Ladakh, and tribal wedding rituals in Nagaland! You're likely to bump into her during a recce in off-the-grid locations. ******* Make It Happen Visit their...
Episode 012 - Lazing in Langtang Valley
Join us as we relive our memories of a week-long trek in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. From sighting wild bee hives, bears and Himalayan flowers to making friends over ginger honey lemon tea, momos, and apple pies, this was a trip worth the pain! In this episode, listen to anecdotes and rants about a short adventure on the fringes of Langtang National Park. Trace our journey from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Kyanjin Ri (4,400 m) hopping between tea houses and charming mountain villages perched...
Episode 011 - Langtang & Kyanjin Gompa | After an Avalanche
Lantang (3,430 m) and Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m) are two picturesque villages in the Langtang valley, north of Kathmandu, Nepal. Part of a popular trekking route on the fringes of the namesake national park, it attracts adventurers from around the world. In 2015, and earthquake triggered an avalanche that completely levelled Langtang village, and destroyed significant parts of nearby settlements. In this episode, listen to how the residents of the valley have rebuilt their lives three...
Episode 010 - Jason Shah | Travel Fanatic & one half of SherpaShah
Jason Shah is a travel ideator fascinated by cultural narratives, food heritage and identity. Over the past few years, he has been actively involved in promoting such ideas, highlighting similar interests, and inspiring several individuals in Nepal. As one half of SherpaShah, he, along with like-minded friends and patrons, creates immersive travel experiences across the Kathmandu Valley. In this episode, listen to their numerous initiatives that are encouraging the country's youth to...
Episode 009 - Here & There | Room #1
Here & There is a recurring series on Get Out podcast where we feature remote and isolated accommodations from my own travels. In Room #1, we look at five such experiences from across Nepal. ******* Annapurna Eco Village - Astam, Nepal 28°17'38.0"N 83°54'33.0"E Australian Camp - Dhampus, Nepal 28°18'19.7"N 83°49'48.2"E Gurung Cottage - Ghandruk, Nepal 28°22'33.3"N 83°48'27.9"E Mystique Highland Resort - Astam, Nepal 28°17'38.9"N 83°54'27.2"E Nubri Four Season Resort - Prok,...
Episode 008: Sounds of Boudha
Listen to the ambient sounds of Boudha, a religious site housing one of the largest stupas in Nepal. In this short episode, get an audio teaser of what the atmospheric surrounds of Boudhanath Stupa have to offer! ******* Boudhanath Nearby Ananda Tree House Cafe Kopan Monastery Mechung Taragaon Museum Un Día Blanco ******* Incidental music captured from shops/cafes in the background during this recording Music credit to Dagmo Sonam Palkyi Show cover jingle courtesy of...
Episode 007 - Christopher Guest | Outdoor Adventurer & Mountaineering Enthusiast
Christopher Guest has been climbing since the tender age of nine. As an experienced mountaineer and Ironman triathlete, he has scaled a few peaks around the world. Now, occasionally, he does leisurely treks introducing amateurs to the mountains. In this episode, listen to his journey from rock climbing in his neighbourhood during weekends as a teenager, to fulfilling his dream of summitting Mount Everest - the top of the world in his late forties. You may find him in the midst of intense...
Episode 006 - My trek to Dzükou Valley & a teaser of Northeast India
Dzükou Valley is a picturesque region that graces the borders between Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India. Here's my trekking experience across this pristine landscape featuring rainforests, streams, caves, and misty rolling hills covered in dwarf bamboo and seasonal wild flowers. I got to see the indigenous Dzükou Lily too. In this episode, I also share my travel anecdotes including a week-long initiation into Bhut Jholaki during my friend's wedding celebration, walking around Kohima...
Episode 005 - Krishna VG | Biking enthusiast & Co-founder of a motorcycling club
Krishna VG has been riding his bike for over a decade. As the co-founder of Free Spirits Motorcycling Club, a close-knit community of passionate bikers in Bangalore, he brings families - including kids and pets - together on riding experiences across India. In this episode, listen to his journey from heading out on short day rides around the city's outskirts to conquering the dramatic terrains of the Himalayas. Find him contributing to local social causes and riding on a highway near...
Episode 004 - John Pollard | White water rafting Veteran & Outdoor enthusiast
John Pollard pioneered recreational white water rafting in peninsular India nearly two decades ago. As the founder of Southern River Adventures, a rafting company, and the co-owner of Off The Grid, a remote jungle homestay, ‘The Riverman’ has been encouraging folks to enjoy the outdoors since his teenage years. In this episode, listen to his fascinating adventures from being a backpacker traveller exploring Southeast Asia to establishing himself as a top-notch river guide at wonderful...
Episode 003 - Neil D'souza | Outdoor & Adventure sports Filmmaker
Neil D’souza won Gold at the IMF Mountain Film Festival in 2018 for his film that documented the adventures of All India Overland. Founding Neil Productions among his other startups, he now exclusively covers outdoors, water sports and adventure activities across India. In this episode, listen to his multifaceted journey from being a web developer, dancer, teacher, scuba diver, and now a filmmaker, capturing breathtaking moments along the way. Away from the camera, you’ll find him...
Episode 002 - Alex Sebastian | Ultimate team Founder & Captain
Alex Sebastian is a leading fixture in the Bangalore Ultimate and the Indian Ultimate scene. After founding the Bangalore-based Ultimate team Air Traffic Control in 2012, which blossomed amid the lush environs of Cubbon Park, he occasionally manages the young folks who represent the country at Ultimate tournaments abroad. In this episode, listen to how he has evolved from a shy urban lad, to getting his pilot’s license with stints in the advertising industry in between. He now takes pride...
Episode 001 - Anup J Kat | Underwater Photographer and Cinematographer
Anup Joseph Kattukaran, an underwater photographer and cinematographer, has won a bunch of awards including the Cannes Lions and CLIO Award among others. After co-founding the boutique production studio 1st December Films in Bangalore about a decade ago - which counts Nike, Suzuki NEXA, Nike, and a few others as their clients - between shooting highly conceptual and aesthetically pleasing commercials, he finds himself in exotic locales along with an entourage of dive buddies. In this...
Episode 000 - Introducing the Get Out podcast
Welcome to the Get Out podcast. In this short episode, I introduce the show, so you know what to expect. Cheers! Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8 Music by Nordgroove from Fugue