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To travel is to introspect, you see more of yourself than the world and Shivya Nath’s writing echoes this idea excellently. Having followed her blog this book was something I had been waiting for, going by the number of people around me who have spoken about the author or this book I can say that there are many like me who are eager to read her story. What impressed me more than the interesting anecdotes and experiences is the way she writes about how they changed her as a person. Thankfully there is no chronology, so each chapter is a new box. In a world where you want to be yourself, you will be called a rebel or an unconventional freak, Shivya has made use of her passion to make a living and this is an inspiration to millions of people out there who not only want to travel. You may want to bake the best pizza in this world and you still have the right to dream about it and make it happen!
Thank you for writing this Shivya, waiting to read more from you. More journeys to you! ‘Una vida’ and you have made it beautiful.
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In , I decided to take a second chance at life. I quit my 9-to-5 corporate job with a dream of doing something different with my life. Two years later, I gave up my home, sold most of my belongings and decided to travel the world indefinitely. My book — The Shooting Star — charts my battles and adventures from the cubicle to the road, and from small-town India to remote corners of the globe. I write candidly about my struggles of transitioning from an average Indian girl to a free soul, who wanted to live on her own terms, explore the world meaningfully and smash stereotypes along the way. I write about my relationships, battles, triumphs and life-changing encounters, and how I tried to conquer my deepest fears. It has also been ranked the 1 bestseller in travel writing on Amazon India.
Shivya Nath quit her corporate job at age twenty-three to travel the world. She gave up her home and the need for a permanent address, sold most of her possessions and embarked on a nomadic journey that has taken her everywhere from remote Himalayan villages to the Amazon rainforests of Ecuador. Along the way, she lived with an indigenous Mayan community in Guatemala, hiked alone in the Ecuadorian Andes, got mugged in Costa Rica, swam across the border from Costa Rica to Panama, slept under a meteor shower in the cracked salt desert of Gujarat and learnt to conquer her deepest fears. With its vivid descriptions, cinematic landscapes, moving encounters and uplifting adventures, The Shooting Star is a travel memoir that maps not just the world but the human spirit. Shivya Nath grew up in Dehradun, at the base of the Himalayas in India.
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When one of the best travel bloggers in India wrote her first book sharing her journey from a corporate cubicle life to a nomadic one, as her genuine follower, I had to pre-order the book. I am talking about the famous Indian travel blogger, Shivya Nath , whose travel memoir, The Shooting Star named after her blog, the-shooting-star. Published by Penguin India and available both in paperback and kindle versions on Amazon and Flipkart , The Shooting Star is a riveting travelogue of a girl, her backpack and the world. Shivya Nath is a successful travel blogger from India. Despite having huge unpaid student loan, she quit her corporate job with the Singapore Tourism Board in and started travelling the world; at the time she was 23 years old. After travelling for two years, Shivya chose to became a nomad in other words, homeless in ; she gave up her apartment in Delhi; she sold most of her possessions and kept only basic minimum things that could fit into two backpacks.
Shivya Nath grew up in Dehradun, at the base of the Himalayas in India. At the age of twenty-three, she quit her corporate job at the Singapore Tourism Board to travel the world. A couple of years later, she gave up her home, sold most of her belongings and started living nomadically. She has travelled to over fifty countries, and is the author of one of India's leading travel blogs, The Shooting Star. This is her first book.