- Harikrishnan and Lakshmi's dream to tour the world started way back in May 2019 when the two came back from their honeymoon in Thailand
- With countries closing their borders, they decided to get into their car and hit the road with a focus on their own country
- The journey, which was originally meant to go for 60 days, has since extended to 130 days, but the couple is now on its way back to its starting point in Kerala
It is normal for a relationship to get to a point where everything appears monotonous, which calls for new ways to spice it up and add some excitement.
For Harikrishnan J and Lakshmi Krishna, the ongoing global pandemic served as the perfect opportunity for them to get in touch with their love for adventure.
It is a dream that had started way back in May 2019 when the two came back from their honeymoon in Thailand.
“We enjoyed the trip so much and started TinPin Stories, our YouTube Channel, as an excuse to travel,” revealed Harikrishnan.
The couple expresses that their initial idea was to go international, but with most countries closing borders they had to ditch the plan and stay within their country.
After a series of miniature adventure trips to destinations around them, they finally decided to go big in October 2020 by packing bags into their Hyundai Creta and hitting the road.
"We decided to travel by car, sleep in the car, cook on our own and explore places at our own pace, as it was safer,” Harikrishnan adds.
They also confess that their adventure has been made possible through the support of family members, especially given they had to quit their full-time jobs and roam across the country at the heart of a pandemic.
Each of them packed 10 pairs of clothes, pieces of cutlery and crockery, cooking essentials as well as a laptop and camera to document their escapades.
The couple reveals that their budget was 2.5 lakhs (KSh 27 million), but that has gone tremendously lower as their expenses on the water are not as high as they envisioned.
"After leaving Kerala, filling water at RO Filter stations has proven cost-effective at Rs10 (KSh 15) per litre. We carry three cans: one 10-litre can for washing and two cans for drinking water,” they revealed.
The amazing couple they are, Lakshmi and Harikrishnan take turns to drive, cook, and do the dishes, then spread the car backseat into a bed when the time for sleeping comes.
They prepare their meals by the roadside and either invite villagers to share or are invited by generous families to dine with them.
The journey which was originally meant to go for 60 days has since extended to 130 days, but the couple is now on its way back to its starting point in Kerala.
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