This is one those rare stories where in you would not dare to imagine yourself. Boris Kanev and Marta Samalea, a couple from Bulgaria hitch-hiked to India without a smartphone. They used basic maps to hitch-hike.
In 511 days, they have made their way to India after hitchhiking and trekking through countries such as Turkey, Myanmar, China, Iraq.
In this era of smartphones and GPS, the couple and their pet cat are making their way across Asia on foot with a simple old Nokia phone (to inform their whereabouts to their families). Basic maps have helped the duo through thousands of kilometers.
"We drew a map following weird signs, incomprehensible words, and often contradictory statements (of the people they asked for directions). We suppose one can end up in the same spots with the right coordinates, but we find some magic in not knowing for certain what's beyond each turn," Samalea writes on the blog.
An expedition of this kind is the perfect breather from the cold and distant virtual world in which all of us live in.
By Sree Teja.