A film by Hari M. Mohanan.

65-year old tea seller Vijayan and his wife Mohana (who had never traveled outside of her home town of Ernakulam, Kerala before her marriage) have been to 16 countries and across most of India. Every three years or so, after paying off loans and saving a little money (at the rate of a few dollars a day) the couple shuts down their tea stall (their only source of income) and sets off for another destination in the world. Friends and relatives think they are mad for spending so much money that could be put to better use. But, as Vijayan says, “If money is our only concern we will not be able to do anything. We have only one life to do everything, you can’t create extra time for it." Sit back and savor this beautiful film that captures Vijayan and Mohana's dreams and philosophy of life.


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  • Sudehpa

    Very powerful affirmation " It is possible . it is possible , it is possible" in the last part of the video wow. Life changing story . Thank you

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    Those of you who have expressed an interest in hosting or supporting travel for Vijayan and Mohana may contact Vijayan's son-in-law: +91 9495253931 or the filmmaker, Hari Mohanan (see first "Be the Change" action item on the left side of the video).

  • shamin

    What inspired you about this video? i love that this man uses his work and money to fulfill his passion and he does it from the bottom of his heart, he truly embraces it... i loved the video .. so inspirational... thank you for sharing

  • Laurena

    The love between this man and woman.

  • Renjith

    He is a legend for our youngsters - who wonder how to make things happen..

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  • Elizabeth

    That everything is possible in this world if you have good will power and fully trust in God

  • andrea

    Vijayan's final comments... I have my own will power. it is possible, it is possible, it is possible'.

  • Sharada

    The simplicity of his philosophy is awe inspiring. This is truly a realized soul.

  • Satish Kumar

    It really so inspiring and amazing. motivating !!!

  • Cheryl

    A very powerful video showing the love of a life rich with experiences. I loved the powerful sensory messages throughout, the peaceful aura around these people and their love for each other.

  • Kristyn

    It reminded me to be present in this moment and enjoy my life rather than worrying about it. Thank you for sharing.

  • Julie

    What a beautiful Video, feeling inspired 🙂

  • Kinley

    I loved it to the core.Yes love and passion conquers all.Thank you for sharing!!!

  • mrs shah

    is the love for travel, whether circumstances allow or no. with bare minimum how you can enjoy life and fulfil your dreams

  • Linda

    I loved this video and the comments that followed! Seems to me we could start a movement, an exchange program for adults who want to travel and those who want to meet them or host them!

  • Vicky

    This man has everything he needs, happiness, love, wisdom..and much more...

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Yes! Here's to the riches of travel. And knowing one does not need to be rich to travel. I have traveled even while living under poverty level; I lived on peanut better and the cheapest foods I could find. I made many sacrifices so that I could spend my money of a plane ticket. I was fortunate to couch surf across Europe and in Colombia, Peru, Kenya, Ghana and Haiti. for the hosting, I traded stories. I am a Storyteller, after all. May everyone experience the beauty of travel and learning about other cultures. It is when we know each other that our fears dissipate and our hearts open further. Hugs from my heart to yours, Kristin

  • Satish K

    We can find thousands of reasons if we do not want to do something, but if we are really passionate about what we want, we can always find the ways and the means. Live for today!!

  • Francis O.

    That's it! "Let go and do".

  • Vivekananda Reddy Somu

    Let's go and do

  • Ram Goyal

    I would be happy to sponsor their trip to London, I would love to be able to share their energy and passion for life. How can I get in touch with them?

  • Jeffrey Farrar Dean

    They Followed their Dream

  • emanuel boyd

    First and foremost Vijayan and Mohana love for each other is the main ingredient for all of the subsequents events as they unfolds. Their unselfish commit6ment to each other has enable them to triumph over what seem to most of us as in surmountable odds. From what I observed these two indiveduals respected each other to the point that their dream sharing both motivated as well as fueled every chapter of their personal conquests."The Power Of Love" is surely manifested.

  • Cindy

    An awesome philosophy! Awesome couple.

  • Deejay.

    Own Self confidence.

  • julia

    Time waits for no man so make the best of life enjoy and savor all the splendor around you.

  • Jayant Mehta

    A real human couple with clear goals. I would be happy to host them if they ever plan to came and visit California.

  • treesa

    I was reminded of the power of clarity and focus fueled by desire

  • Rosemary Woodel

    I am almost the same. It made me cry.

  • Chad Evans

    As Joseph Campbell said, " follow your bliss" This couple proves it.

  • Sheela Bhongir

    This Tea Seller's life is a real movie, he has identified a journey he wants to go on and is pursuing it no matter his circumstances. Everyone has that potential. It's our experiences that continue to live with us. That's the gold we get to carry on. Thank you for reminding me about that.

  • gayathri

    the beauty of a free mind and the freedom it earns earnestly....the joy of eternity in everyday living... much gratitude Servicespace :))

  • Chloe Goodchild

    Thankyou, the simplicity, authenticity, true values, loving kindness, the transformative power of relationship the spirit of human being and inter-being . What else really matters than living and embodying this reality. I love "however hard you try, you cannot stop the waves" ......This film made me breathe remember my true voice, sound before sound.... Om Om Om Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni SA, loving gratitude Chloe, singer author founder of The Naked Voice www.thenakedvoice.com

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  • Contact the filmmaker, Hari M. Mohanan for more information, and to help support the dubbing of the film in other Indian languages.
  • Journalist Pico Iyer writes ostensibly about travel, but is more interested in the humanity it reveals. Read his writings on why we travel.
  • "Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done." ~Robert Heinlein. Make your impossible possible.

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