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3 Mistakes I Made During My Statue Of Unity Trip

Posted by Nitin Maheta | January 04, 2020 Comments: 0

In continuation of my last post, which I had published yesterday, I would like to introduce myself in brief here. I am Mr. Nitzz (Nitin Maheta), a professional blogger and a Passionate YouTuber. I had recently started with Travel Vlogging.

The first thing is that we all know that our existence in this big world is much more than what words can explain. And if you have this life, then explore the things around you because you have just got one experience. And this is the only reason I took a step further out of my comfort box and started Travel Vlogging. Most of us love traveling, but only a few of us know that while traveling, we should keep a few things in mind. First of all, is Security followed by which place we are visiting or traveling to, what we need to carry, the hotel pre-bookings, and much more to have a smooth and safe journey followed by more exploration of the place.

In this article, I want to share a few mistakes which I did on my first trip to The Statue of Unity.

Hotel Booking

I knew that I would be traveling from Rajkot to Vadodara, followed by visiting Kevadia, the place where the Statue of Unity is situated, and it will take around 8 to 9 hours. According to the time, I started my journey by bus. We all know that Indian coaches don't have a specific running time. And thus, I didn't give any thought about my hotel booking because since I traveled through a bus, I would have been late or would have reached the place by night. We didn't plan a hotel booking. Then my friend Bhavesh Sondagar who reached the spot, Kevadia 4 hours before me searched for the hotel room, and after continuous efforts, for 3 hours, we got the one. And honestly, this is one of the biggest mistakes we do while traveling.

Here I want to say that we should have booked the Hotel and made all the Reservations before starting our travel to the place so that we can save time and explore the area.

The Statue of Unity Tickets

We both reached and stayed at the Hotel on the night of 13th December 2019, and the very next day, that is 14th December 2019, we had to visit the Statue of Unity. And here we made one more mistake as we didn't book the tickets in advance and thus, we couldn't be able to visit the place. So, if you are planning to visit the Statue of Unity anytime soon, then do make sure to book the tickets online. And if you don't get the tickets, then you need to wait for another day. So, thinking about how to book the tickets? Don't worry, as I have already posted the video over my YouTube Channel, and here I have also posted the article as well.

Video Shoot Equipment

Camera Memory Card:
After visiting the Statue of Unity, all I needed was to shoot the video. In the beginning, the video shoot started correctly, but since I had an 8GB memory card, I faced an issue. I managed to transfer all the footage to my phone and did format the memory card and started shooting again. Till this point, all went good. But when I moved these footages, the old ones got replaced. Since the names of the footages were the same, I lost more than 30 footages.

The thing to learn here is that I should have carried more than two memory cards with me for maximum storage space. Also, I should have learned about the camera settings before moving the footage to my phone because we can do the simple camera settings when it comes to the name of the footage.

Camera Battery:
My camera had only one battery, and I didn't carry an extra one. And this was another big mistake I did. I was traveling and shooting, and thus, I should have taken a spare battery so that if my camera goes off, I can continue the shoot. I didn't face any issue, but by the end of the video shoot, my camera's battery dozed off, and I couldn't be able to shoot the last few minutes of the video.

These were some of the mistakes I did on the first trip. But I purchased two new 64GB memory cards before traveling further. You might think why I bought two? Because one memory card might get corrupted. So, for a safer side, I bought two. And along with this, I also purchased an extra camera battery. And the next video shoot I did gave my best without facing any fear of losing the footages or the battery issue.

So, now let's see what more mistakes I will do in my future visits and what these mistakes make us learn. I will share all my experiences like these here. Also, I will be active on all the social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So, don't forget to follow me and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Last but not least, I would also like to have your feedback, your suggestions, your experiences if any. You can comment below, or you can even comment on my YouTube channel.

Thank You!

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