Episode 041: Varun Hegde | Storyteller & Founder of Soul Travelling

Varun Hegde is a storyteller, local expert guide, and the founder of Soul Travelling. When he’s not researching trails in new destinations, you might bump into him backpacking somewhere in the world.

Listen to his journey from gaining an electronics education followed by a stint in the IT industry to travelling across Europe when he moved for work, and now contributing to Goa’s shifting perspectives by sharing offbeat experiences.

Soul Travelling is a boutique travel operator that specializes in offbeat travel experiences. Currently offering a couple dozen small-group guided trails across the villages of Goa, you can explore local legends, festivals, architecture, food, history, and lifestyles.

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Join in for immersive experiences courtesy of local subject experts. Hop between local taverns or traditional food joints. Gain an insight into Goa’s rich history through its people and hidden finds.

Enjoy traditional games of old at the annual Games of Goa festival. Have fun playing outdoor and board games that were significant in the growing up years of the 90s kids. 

During the intimate Safarnama Courtyard sessions, listen to individuals with amazing travel stories, which are expressed through poetry, music, or a stand up comedy!

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Kindly note while listening: Since 2016, Simone Moro, Alex Txicon & Ali Sadpara completed the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), reaching its summit on February 16, 2016. In this episode we speak of a video advertisement that The North Face released prior to this.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Archimedes
Australia
Bascilica of Bom Jesus
Bebinca
Ben Nevis
Bhoomij Heritage
Canacona
Cazulo
Chandor
Chikal Kalo
Chondeshwar
Chorão
Clyde Tellis
Curdi
DesmondJi
Eiffel Tower
Goa Tourism Department
Gunpowder
Hansel Vaz
Ibn Battuta
Iceland
Infosys
Insider
Japan
Kadambas
Kaavi Art
Kedar Borker
La Tomatina
Le Catacombes de Paris
Lhotse
Mackinlay Barreto
Maendra Alvares
Make It Happen
Maria Victor
McLeodganj
Mount Everest
Musal Khell
Nanga Parbat
Netflix
Old Goa
Paroda
Prajal Sakhardande
Rachol
Ruin Pubs
Sanjeev Sardesai
Sawani Shetye
Shisharanni
Soro
South America
Spiti Valley
Subodh Kerkar
Supriya Vohra
Tallulah D’silva
Tawang
TCS
The Local Beat
The North Face
The Ugly Indian
UNESCO
Uzbekistan
Venice
Villa Blanche
WOW Air

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Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

Episode background tunes courtesy of Icons8 and YouTube Audio Library
Et Voila
 by Chris Haugen
Silkworm
by Quincas Moreira
Music by Ilya Marphin from Fugue

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