We were in the wilderness of Maharashtra. Husband was away on some work and I was alone.
“If I am late one more minute, the waiters and cooks will latch the dining hall and leave for their homes. I will miss lunch,” I thought to myself.
It is not a good idea to miss lunch when I am acres away from proper civilization and without any food stock.
It was 1:30 PM when I opened the door of our room. I took my first step outside and froze. A giant green crawly creature with hornlike structures on its head and a puffed throat was staring at me with cold eyes. It was a chameleon. Before it could lash out its awful tongue and get me, I ran back to my room and bolted the door.
Internet was bad; I was almost disconnected from the world. I was hungry. I was alone. A wild creature was outside the door. The only good thing that happened on that day was a phone call I got.
The phone call confirmed the delivery of the Urby passport holder at my residence.
An Introduction to Urby – A wallet lost, a company launched
A man was stuck in a situation after his migration from USA to India. He lost his favourite wallet, a wallet that he had purchased from USA. Its exact replacement in India cost him more than twice its original price in USA. This price difference moved him. He went on to become the founder of Urby, a company which promises on selling high quality lifestyle and travel products at non-luxury prices.
Their business model eliminates all middle men who don’t add any value. Urby is a direct-to-consumer brand. The savings they make is then passed on to the customers in the form of low price tags.
Urby knows how to pack
I was expecting the passport holder to pop up right after I enthusiastically tore open the FedEx delivery box. Instead, I found a neat cardboard box labelled Urby. Inside the box was a branded canvas drawstring pouch.
With excited eyes, I pulled the string apart and there, my new grey baby was staring right at me! That day, I became a proud owner of an Urby product for the first time!
Product description and promise by Urby
When I touched the passport holder for the first time, I felt a buttery softness.It was addictive. No wonder it is made of premium quality tanned leather. The interior of the pockets are made of rich soft suede.
On the left sleeve there are three vertical slots to fit cards in for quick access. Apart from these, on the left sleeve is another well defined pocket to fit in more cards or cash, and an open flap. The open flap can be used to fit in boarding passes.
On the right sleeve is the easy slide in pocket to fit the passport.
The back of the right sleeve has a pocket to stuff in other essentials like receipts and foreign currencies.
Urby takes pride in the quality it provides to its customers. They agree to repair the product if something within 12 months goes wrong with the material or craftsmanship. The company offers free shipping and a 15-day window of ‘no questions asked for all products which are not custom made or personalised’ return policy.
Why I love my Urby passport holder
I am so happy my days of rummaging through my purse to find the various documents, cards and cash while on the move is over now. With the Urby passport holder in place, my documents can breathe easy and my travels will be a lot less hectic! The passport holder is clearly a lot more than just a passport holder.
But what made me feel special is my first name etched in gold on the passport holder! I bet now the husband wants one for himself too. We are eyeing Urby’s travel pouches, luggage tags next! What about you?
Do you like my personalised Urby passport holder? Do you want one for yourself? Do you already use a passport holder? Do you have a cool passport story? Comment below and let’s get talking!
Disclaimer: This post has been written in collaboration with Urby. But as usual, all opinion and experiences expressed here are my own.
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