When you start at the bottom, you can only go up.
Sure, but what’s that got to do with this blog post? And what does it have to do with mygola? Well, it seems like, a lot. But then, I am being obtuse. Let me explain. Some history first, though.
When Anshuman and I started mygola back in 2009, we were pretty frustrated with the way travelers, like ourselves, planned our trips online. It was a lot of drudgery and book keeping and it sucked to do so much of that before we could get to travel. This is why mygola was born. Over the last couple of years, we have helped many many travelers plan their trips a little better.
All our experience (Thanks so much, all mygola users!) has given us some interesting insights about how people go about researching and planning their trips. Today, I am happy to announce, that we are ready to turn all this understanding into a new mygola. Yes, we’ve been working very hard and are now very close to launching the next version of mygola! Beautiful experiences, to immerse you into your trips even before you take them, supported by some seriously smart tech to take away all the drudgery. And yeah, all this flavored with a lot of feedback from your friends and locals and other travelers just like you.
While we work furiously to get this new mygola to you very soon, we thought we should have some fun on the way. So what did we have in mind? I thought you’d never ask! Well, what we have done is that we put together a cute little site about travel stories. We combed through history books (ok, we did a couple of google searches) and found some of the most compelling ones. We call these, the mygola fables.
We start with the story of Icarus. For those of you who didn’t know, his trip didn’t go too well. How often does that happen to us, too! All kinds of things hit us when we travel. So here we are asking all of you about your worst trip experiences. But wait a minute? Here I am talking about launching a new mygola and starting it off with this obviously bad omen. This brings me to where I started from. When you start at the bottom, you can only go up. We are starting with the worst experiences because it it is going to get really good from here on.
So come by, take a look. If you have a not-so-good experience to share, tell us and everyone else around. If not, commiserate with the poor sods whose trips sucked. They need your love.
Take a peek at the mygola fables.