Oct 07

3 weird myths people have about me

by in Tips, travel journal, Travelogue

I am a storyteller, a traveler, i love tea, i work and save to travel more from time to time. I am always bombarded with questions from people having different perceptions about me. I try to clarify things via mail and now finally decided to write a blog post about it. Though the list is long, but there are 3 most weird myths people have about me :

1. Your work as a tour operator/guide

“So when are you taking your next trip? I so want to join your group.”  I DON’T work as a tour operator or a tour guide. I do travel a lot but that doesn’t make me a tour operator.  Yes i can guide you by sharing my travel experiences but i can’t make itineraries for you. I travel randomly. I leave home with a vague idea about my destination. How can i plan it for you?

2. You are a chai addict.

No doubt i love chai (tea) but that doesn’t mean that i survive only on chai. I have had beautiful experiences of my life around chai. Evening time with family was always chai time when Abu would get home from work and sit with the family for chit chat. During my school days, i would often meet my friends and we would go for chai gathering in evenings. While traveling, the bus driver always stops at chai hotel for chai. It is a mandatory thing that revolved around every day of my life. I enjoy tea. 2 cups a day and if i am having too much of it then not more than 5 which is extreme when i have to meet different people in a day. I enjoy tea. Thats it. I AM NOT A CHAI ADDICT. or Does that make me one?

3. You are super rich hence you travel a lot

“Dear Danial. I love what you do. i wish i could do the same but i don’g have enough money. I work at the bank and use all my savings to travel to Thailand every year for vacation, spend nights in 5 star resorts doing nothing but watching TV. I wish i was rich like you to travel”.

Thank you! but your perception of travel is i assume “luxury travel” that you take once a year to escape your cubicle life and spend all your money you’ve saved all year in traveling abroad, a business class ticket and a luxury hotel with a nice swimming pool.Thats what i don’t do. If i am taking assignments that provide me travel, that doesn’t make me rich. And if i earn some money and save the rest to spend it on an another adventure, again that doesn’t make me rich. Don’t make money an excuse for not traveling.

The list goes on and on. I am sure people would still ask me questions related to that and  I enjoy answering icon smile 3 weird myths people have about me So what is your question/myth about me? icon razz 3 weird myths people have about me

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14 Responses to “3 weird myths people have about me”

  1. From Aisha:

    Haha, you are a chai addict! :P

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 10:29 am #
  2. From Saghir A. Khatri:

    Salam Danial bhai,
    Thanks for clarifications :p i still have some more questions ;) lol jk man.
    well nice to see the post again. keep up the good work :)

    Regards,
    Saghir A. Khatri

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 10:29 am #
  3. From Annie:

    My friend,

    You are simply brilliant at what you do. Thats it!

    Keep traveling and loving what you do. God Bless.

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 10:38 am #
  4. From naved:

    okayyy here its out finally :D all the myths and mysterious about you uncovered finally :D

    well keep traveling.. the more you travel the more you are rich, thats what i believe ;)

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 10:43 am #
  5. From Zainab:

    “Don’t make money an excuse for not traveling.” Thanks for that, I so agree :)
    keep travelling and drinking tea as it is a different experience in every new place :D

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 11:07 am #
  6. From Muzammil Moten:

    Sir g Kuch bhi bolo Chai Addict to hoo app ya to maan loo …:P
    kabhi pepsi petay huay nazar to nahi aye …:D
    Well written…

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 12:43 pm #
  7. From Uyk:

    Although they are not myths nor weird … ppl usually ask sth like that but what i believe is “A Passion n Love is needed for Travelling”
    hotel-ling is not travelling ….
    Chai is a mind booster … 3 cups are normal in a routine and 5 in travelling :) as i also love Chai :)
    Nice to hear stories from U and like ur photography too
    Keep moving,
    Keep travelling

    Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 at 5:13 pm #
  8. From KNizam:

    love all the traveling pics. inspired me to explore more on this pakistan soil :)

    Posted on 10. Oct, 2013 at 7:43 am #
  9. From Sapna Jawid:

    Don’t make money an excuse for not traveling – Good one! (Y)
    jeo !!

    Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 at 5:30 pm #
  10. From Zahid:

    Well.. Danial can you tell us how you afford travel expenditures and balance with it your job? you tell maximum but not all.

    Zahid ;-)

    Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 at 11:05 am #
    • From danialshah:

      I already told you. :D the rest is for you to find out yourself. start traveling and you’ll know it :)

      Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 at 6:54 am #
  11. From Farida:

    Really enjoy reading your write-ups..this one was brilliant… Keep having loads of tea and pursue your adventure and your dreams…Tea will help u keep fit and slim!

    Posted on 10. Nov, 2013 at 3:18 pm #
  12. From subin:

    you are so mythical danial :p :D anw i appreciate the way you justified yourself and like the myth 3..

    Posted on 29. Nov, 2013 at 5:33 pm #
  13. From Kamran Aslam:

    Chai wala …. Will be followed.

    Posted on 23. Mar, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

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