When maps fail , we find the way.

By Protima Tiwary

Slide 2: Have you ever travelled without the assistance of Google maps?

I’ll be honest, it’s always sounded adventurous, risky, and quite intimidating to me. Being a microplanner , it was very scary.

We decided to take the leap once and in the past 2 years started finding our way around on our own.

Every little thing that we stumbled upon was a thrilling discovery. We paid attention to street names, landmarks, buildings, pathways and whatever it is that would help us find our bearings.

Taking wrong turns to the right experiences to places we never thought we would be.

There is something so simple and old school about moving around a new place without maps, you know what I mean?

I have stumbled upon a lot of experiences this way – the Pride Parade in Vienna,

a local tavern in Madrid, an art store in Venice, a restaurant serving Bosnian cuisine in Dubrovnik, a breakfast cafe in Rome, gelato parlours in Florence and much more.

Just for a few hours keep your phone away and explore a place like you would when none of the technology was available

Try it once and you will see how easy it is for you to understand the unique character of a place but make sure to stay safe while you do it.

Hope you enjoyed this , do check stay tuned for more adventures.