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!
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:
Bascilica of Bom Jesus
Goa Tourism Department
Le Catacombes de Paris
Make It Happen
The Local Beat
The North Face
The Ugly Indian
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