Journey is a lifestyle for this sexagenarian from Alappuzha

Kavirajan P.K. and his wife Sulochana at Ephesus Ancient City in Turkey.

Kavirajan P.Ok. and his spouse Sulochana at Ephesus Historical Metropolis in Turkey.
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Forty-five nations and counting. Kavirajan P.Ok., a sexagenarian from Ambalappuzha in Alappuzha, consumed by wanderlust, is busy globetrotting to find and expertise the world first hand.

Kavirajan, who made his first international journey to Saudi Arabia in 1979, which was job-related, grew to become an inveterate traveller only some years in the past. “I began travelling extensively in 2019 and made nearly all of the journeys previously two years after disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve to this point visited 45 nations in Asia and Europe, generally joined by my spouse Sulochana, and on different events travelling solo or in teams,” says Mr. Kavirajan.

An optometrist, Kavirajan runs an optical retailer in Ambalappuzha and spends for journey from his life financial savings. “I’m working 69 and these travels are the fruits of my labour,” he says.

The globetrotter says that he struggled rather a lot within the preliminary years of his life. He went to Mumbai on the age of 23 and labored in a cargo firm earlier than heading to Saudi Arabia, the place he began working in a building agency. Later, he labored as a porter on the Dhahran airport earlier than climbing up the social ladder.

Kavirajan P.K. at Moscow in Russia.

Kavirajan P.Ok. at Moscow in Russia.
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“I give up my job at Petroleum Improvement Oman and returned to Kerala in 1999 to reside with my household. I handed a course in optometry earlier than beginning the eyewear store. Travelling, for me, is a ardour and a way of life. I wish to go to as many locations as attainable,” he says.

He’s set to go on his subsequent journey masking Hongkong and Thailand from August 26. Will probably be adopted by a go to to China late September.

Among the many locations visited, Kavirajan ranks his journeys to Teriberka within the Russian Artic area and Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates arch-rivals South Korea and North Korea as essentially the most fulfilling.

Kavirajan P.K. in front of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in Indonesia.

Kavirajan P.Ok. in entrance of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue in Indonesia.
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“The journey to snow-capped Teriberka, the final frontier within the Russian Artic, was not something I had undertaken in my whole life. It was a extremely adventurous journey the place the temperature dips beneath freezing level within the winter season. Likewise, the go to to DMZ was additionally a memorable one,” says Mr. Kavirajan who shares his journey experiences by way of the YouTube channel @worldtravelkavi.

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