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Snapshot: The lifeless tress of Dead Vlei in Sossusvlei, Namibia

19 July 2014

Sculptures in the desert. These are the lifeless tress of Dead Vlei in Sossusvlei, surrounded by the giant sand dunes of the Namib Desert.

I'm slowly sorting through the photos from my ride through Namibia in early 2013. From over 5,000 photos, I'm selecting a collection of about 200. What a tough task!

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15 July 2014

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July 2014 Calendar Download from Ladakh Himalayas

3 July 2014

Happy July from Ladakh where they say Julley!

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Jammin Global to present at miniMTM Mumbai 2014

8 June 2014

I'll be in Mumbai in a few weeks for the first Mini Motorcycle Travellers Meet :) We had our big annual event in Bangalore in April and now we'll be putting on a series of Mini MTMs at various locations around India. Mumbai is first up. It's just a day event and it'll be packed with inspirational motorcycle travel stories, practical workshops and info sessions to get you on the road.

Steph Jeavons, who recently started her RTW on a Honda CRF 250 from London will be our feature speaker, then we have Avinash Thadani who rode a KTM 640 around South America and Kedarnath who got inspired from the first MTM in 2013 to ride to Europe on his Royal Enfield Thunderbird. I'll be doing my off-road ride skills workshop early in the morning and we'll end with a Ladakh info session.

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Zambia, Part 3: Victoria Falls and Maintenance

31 December 2012 - 3 January 2013

As I made my way west across Zambia, I had come to my final destination of Livingstone. And here lies one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, the longest curtain of water in the world. I remembered coming here as a kid and as much as being a natural wonder visit, it was also a nostalgic visit. I stayed with an American rider friend who was part of a mission and he had been following my trip and saw that sanDRina had some serious cracks in her frame and offered to weld her up properly before I headed into Namibia. It also happened to be new years and I welcomed 2013 in style.

Pete had been following my ride report on and invited me to come and stay at the camp he was part of for his mission duties in Zambia. They had a lovely property just south of Livingstone and being the low season for missionary visitors, I was put up in one of these tented cottages for a few days and the first thing I did was head over to...

Victoria Falls! Wow, what a sight. It's also known by its indigenous name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, which in the Zambian language of Tonga translates to the Smoke that Thunders. In full flow (from February to May), the mist from the falls can be see from kilometers away and the rumble can be heard as it spreads over this generally flat land.

The thundering power of water.

It's not the highest (Angel Falls), widest (Iguazu Falls) or even fastest flowing (Niagara Falls) but Victoria Falls is considered the largest falls in the world. In full flow, the water flows over the edge in an uninterrupted sheet more than a mile across (1,708 m, 5,604 ft). I don't care much for comparisons as each mega falls is awe-inspiring on its own. There's something about being so close to massive amounts of water free-falling.
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Zambia, Part 2: Luangwa River and Lusaka

Zambia, Part 2: Luangwa River and Lusaka
23 - 30 December 2012

After the nostalgic visit to Chipata, I turned around and headed west. I spent a night along the banks of Luangwa River and then got to Lusaka where I had a special appointment with a girl child.

From Chipata, on the eastern edge of Zambia, it was 570 km (354 mi) to Lusaka, the capital. I had been driven on this road many times as a kid in old Land Cruisers and this would be the first time that I was journeying on it myself.

At the junction town of Katete, I ran into these motorcycle travelers from South Africa on BMW R1200GSs, the mac daddy of adventure bikes. They were making a loop of Southern Africa. They had blasted up Namibia, across Zambia and after hitting the beaches in Malawi, they planned to blast down Mozambique before getting home.

A panoramic view of the lush hills of Zambia. That's one good thing about being in a country during the rainy season; the landscape is verdant. As I got near the halfway point of the route to Lusaka, to the Luangwa River Valley, the terrain became more hilly and with the excellent roads, it made for fun riding.
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Jammin Global at Revv Cafe in Delhi, Sunday May 11

8 May 2014

If you're in Delhi this Sunday, I'll be presenting about my trip at Revv Cafe. sanDRina will also be there ;)

Share the flyer and let's have a full house at Saurabh's motorcycle-themed cafe!

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Jay Kannaiyan Talks at Revv Cafe

Press: Yahoo India covers Jammin thru India, One Year On

1 May 2014

It was one year ago that I began the last leg of my journey, a 40 day, 8,000 km ride from Kanyakumari to Kargil called Jammin thru India. I live-blogged it for Yahoo India and head over if you'd like to see daily video clips and updates from the journey. My friend at Yahoo, Bijoy Venugopal, wrote this piece summing up my journey and on the joys of solo travel.

Excerpt: "Only misery loves company. Solitude is its own reward. Solitude is not loneliness; it is the joy of alone-ness, of being in touch with yourself, of discovering your inner core. This philosophy is driving a global solo travel movement that is inspiring more and more people to leave it all behind and embark on a life-affirming journey of discovery, often with no clear destination or return ticket. There is only one aim: Departure. And within that are enfolded the manifold possibilities of discovery, self-realization, purpose, even relationships and career. Believe it or not, everyone can afford one. Jay Kannaiyan did, and his journey is proof that we all can."

New Tour: Jammin thru Mongolia this Septebmer

28 April 2014

Excited to announce that Jammin Global Adventure Travel will be riding in Mongolia this September! I've partnered up with Vintage Rides to put on this motorcycle adventure through one of the most epic landscapes to ride through. It'll be a 9 day tour on Royal Enfield Bullets; riding through an ancient landscape on vintage bikes ;)

Get in touch if you want to do this or share with friends who might be interested :)