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Shivya Nath
Attended Singapore Management University
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Georgia - one of the most incredible countries I've set foot in!
Somewhere deep in the Caucasus mountains, I sip a glass of fine Georgian wine, watching the clouds playfully swirl around the snow-clad Mount Kazbeg and my gregarious Georgian hosts lovingly tendin...
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There's more to South Africa than safaris! Go to Durban and discover its hipster soul.

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If Cape Town is the pretty face of South Africa, Durban is its hipster soul.  The infectious spirit of the locals, the alternative curry culinary experiences, and the artistic bent of the city blew...
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Thinking of Germany? Here are my travel tips on costs, visa, when to go, where to stay and more. 
I vividly remember my first trip to Germany, exactly four years ago. I had won a pair of flight tickets to Europe, taken a two-month sabbatical from my corporate job, and arrived in Munich with a f...
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Think you've "done" Singapore? These cool, fun, offbeat and free things to do in the little red dot will surprise you.
My restless soul has a strange relationship with the little red dot on the world map. In the six years I studied and worked in Singapore, I spent my days planning adventures and craving excitement ...
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Deep in the forest, away from civilization, this is how the Bribris of Costa Rica live in the indigenous Yorkin reserve. 
An old dug-out wooden canoe waited for me on the banks of Yorkin River. Two cowboy-like young boys, dressed in vests and gum boots, greeted me with wide smiles and is-be-shkena. Dusk was fast appro...
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Of a magical little island called Ometepe, in Nicaragua.
I lay in a lounge chair on the breezy deck of a slow ferry, as it traversed the choppy waters of the vast Lake Nicaragua. Every few hours, we stopped at remote islands to drop off essential supplie...
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All my notes on solo travel. 
Come with me, for if you never step out that door, you'll never know how far you can walk.
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Come #MeetSouthAfrica  in the Mamelodi township, in my latest blog post.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, the whiff of gently spiced curries floats through the streets of Mamelodi. Men from the township chat jovially under a wooden shelter, drinking beer, taking turns to sti...
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How traveling in South Africa surprised me - my impressions of the locals, safety, vegetarian food and more! 

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Even before I stepped out of the airport, a local, seeing my sleep-deprived self looking for an ATM, offered to buy me coffee! Dramatic mountains shrouded in mist greeted me as we drove into the Ra...
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Hi Shivvya,
I am surprised to see that you quit your corporate job for travelling.How could it become possible?How did you manage to get money for travelling,especially travelling abroad?
I started my India Tour in 1989,visiting North East,Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram.
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Read about my journey from "normal to nomadic" in the travel inspiration series of The Planet D!
There is little precedence in India for a person – forget a single girl – to leave behind security for an uncertain, seemingly impractical, life of travel.
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TRAVEL CONTEST: Win unforgettable experiences at Lakshman Sagar, Pali and Te Aroha, Dhanachuli - my favorite eco-luxury escapes in India!

+ 50 travel calendars by AdventureN for early birds. Good luck :)
BIG NEWS: I hit 10,000 likes on my Facebook page, and 12,000 followers on Twitter - both in the same week! Right from the days when I was a vulnerable little fish in the big travel blogging ocean (...
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Not a fleeting crush. Travel is about building deeper relationships.
I'm sitting on a window sill as I write this, feeling the cool breeze on my face and watching the incessant rains spring new life into the wilderness that surrounds my (temporary) home in Goa. The ...
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Occupation
Quit my corporate job at age 23 to travel. Travel blogger at The Shooting Star. Forbes Travel Correspondent. Freelance Travel Writer.
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India
Previously
Singapore
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Tagline
Travel blogger at The Shooting Star.
Introduction
In 2011, at age 23, I quit my corporate job to travel the world. I've hitch-hiked along Romania's northern countryside, lived with the chocolate farmers of Costa Rica, journeyed along Canada's great wilderness by train and swum with black tip sharks on Malaysia's east coast.


My travel blog - The Shooting Star - was awarded India's best travel blog at The Indian Blogger Awards 2013 held by Indiblogger. I've been featured on BBC Travel and interviewed on NDTV as an intrepid traveller.
Bragging rights
Solo female traveller. Featured on BBC Travel. Interviewed on NDTV. Awarded India's best travel blogger at the Indian Blogger Awards 2013. Named among 50 Indian Women to Follow on Twitter. 9th Indian to visit the remote Rodrigues Island in 2012..
Education
  • Singapore Management University
    Economics
  • St. Joseph's Academy
    High school
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