Stunned by the silence of Antarctica, the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro, the grandeur of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the beauty of the metro stations in Moscow; inveterate traveller Vilas Kale explored the far corners of the world with enthusiasm and great interest. In his younger days he hitchhiked with his cousins across the Middle East and Europe, a trip that fuelled his need to see more, do more, experience more. And even as he found success as an entrepreneur, that spirit of adventure prevailed, taking him on more exciting trips to Africa, Australia, the United States, Scandinavia, the Antarctic and beyond. He has wandered through exotic destinations alone and with his wife, with friends and family or with professional contacts, always wanting to go that extra mile to find something he has read about, seen in films or dreamed of, eating usually-delicious vegetarian food of the region and making friends with the locals. And he captured what he saw on canvas, some of his work illuminating this book. This is a work of love, a chronicle of adventures and expeditions that will inspire the aspiring traveller to pack a bag and take off to new destinations.