I am Pritam Sukumar,  a traveller who likes writing about the places he sees and the unique people he encounters. I was working as a Software Engineer  in Seattle. A vague dissatisfaction with my life led me to evaluate my finances, quit my job, and set out to travel. I started with a month-long solo hike in France, which I loved. I followed it up with a quick tour of a few cities in Europe, and then made my way through South America, falling in love with Chile and Argentina.

I did not have a goal in mind when I made the decision to take off on my own, but travel has changed me: it has given me a sense of freedom, a strong(ish) will that refuses to compromise on its values, and a discontent, that always makes sure I’m trying to design a life around those values.

This website is a place to share stories from my travel, about how it changed me, about the unique characters I encountered, and about the food I ate (and sometimes cooked!). Along the way, I hope to leave you with a few tips about visiting the places I talk about, so that you may have your own adventures. While doing all these things, I am also working towards becoming a better writer, something I have always wanted to be.

For information on how to contact me, see below.

Recent Posts

Longform Wednesday – Reading, Kashmir, Scifi again (😊), Physics and Andamans

Welcome to Longform Wednesday, where I post approximately five good long articles that I read over the last week! I may miss posting on some weeks, but this week is not one of them. I am posting this series on here to encourage myself to read more well researched and well thought-out articles online, and …


Email: pritamps [AT] gmail [DOT] com . Does that [AT] really make a difference? If you’re a robot and want to email me, you can still go ahead.

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I write and retweet on Twitter about TV shows, self driving cars, travel, global warming, politics, food, and whatever else I’m thinking about when Twitter is open in front of me.

I post pictures pretty frequently on Instagram as well, of my runs and travels. My instagram feed is much more up to date than my blog.

I’m on Snapchat too, but I’m not sure what to do with it yet. Maybe I’m too old.