In US it is normal for employees to take break to pursue some travelling. But in India, if an employee takes a break, he has hundreds questions to be answered once he come back to job, moreover a break is considered a liability here
I think 50000 K.M. traveling is not a big thing,I traveled 12 lacs K.M. by my Lamberetta S/C, Yezdi M/C and by LML Vespa S/C in 12 years but for business from 1982 to 1994.From 1994 to 2005 about 4.5 lac K.M. by Maruti 800, Accent Hyundai, I think several person may be same caliber but they never shows their interview on media.
Congratulation. The thing which attracts me to go through your journey experience is that you choose our country for your dreams come true. I also like journey and I do also where we meet different types of peopel, shares our feelings and views. This is really interesting.