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Tools & Tricks

9 must have travel apps!
I have been thinking about all the travel applications that I need to install before travelling on my next adventure.
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Camping checklist
I love camping! I think it’s a great way to experience living in the wild among the nature which is
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Hiking pack (daypack and backpack)
The first lesson I learned during my Inca trail hike was that that it is important to have two packs
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How do I get so much money to travel?
‘You are lucky, you are rich!’ ‘I wish I was as rich as you!’ ‘I am not as lucky as
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Inca Trail – packing list
Now that it’s only few weeks left for my Inca trail adventure, I start to think of all the things
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My first aid kit!
Having a first aid kit with some basic medicines is a must for every travel. The first aid kit is
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Packing list – Long Overseas Travel
With just few weeks left for my Norway and Iceland trip, I have started to think about the things I
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Singapore airport free lounge
Since I travel a lot, I love receiving some freebies. Every time I have a transit at an airport, I
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Upload on Instagram from desktop
One of the biggest issues that any Instagram user is that the pictures cannot be uploaded from the desktop. Few
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What’s in my backpack?
Backpacks are very essential for all the travelers. Knowing the right things to pack in a backpack is very important.
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Things to cherish

50 things that I am proud of!
Earlier last week, one of my friends asked me to list down all the super cool stuff I have ever done in
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A collective strength!
I am strong believer that women of a family are the foundation and they are the strongest pillars. They might
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Chooti – Our beloved cat!
Her name was ‘Chooti’, which means ‘Very intelligent’ in Kannada language. She was my Dad’s pet and she was with
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Each day provides its own gifts!
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe For
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Gorgeous Sunsets of Year 2016
  “Sunsets are a proof that endings can often be beautiful too.” I am absolutely in love with sunsets. I
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Happiness… is defined by little things in life!
Happiness… is defined by little things in life! After reading a blog from my friend about the little things that
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Hiking adventures of 2018
Continuing the promise from 2017, I hiked a bit in 2018 as well. Even though I did not hike as
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Life is (much) better in hiking shoes!
“Sky above, Earth below and Peace within” is exactly what I feel when I hike. Beginning of this year, like
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Look back on Year 2015
2015 was a good year for me. I did have ups and downs, but overall it was a memorable year.
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Photo Diary: My travels in year 2016
In a nutshell, I visited and lived in 8 countries (+1 next week), 23 cities (+3 next week), 9 towns,
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The traveler I am 🙂
Coming from a typical Indian background, travel was not something that I had explored while growing up. I was introduced
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The Versatile Blogger Award (VBA)
Woohooo! Solopassport received an award – “The Versatile Blogger Award“. It is exciting and motivating when a fellow travel blogger recognizes
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Top 10 things to do in Australia
I get asked this question a lot – “What are your favourite and top few things to do in Australia?”.
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Why Solo travel?
Solo travel – one of the most happening words currently. Most of us want to travel solo – Why? Because:
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Listen to my stories

A collective strength!
I am strong believer that women of a family are the foundation and they are the strongest pillars. They might
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Are you a mountain person or a beach person?
I have been asked this question a lot of times – if I am a mountain person or a beach person?
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Chooti – Our beloved cat!
Her name was ‘Chooti’, which means ‘Very intelligent’ in Kannada language. She was my Dad’s pet and she was with
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Happiness… is defined by little things in life!
Happiness… is defined by little things in life! After reading a blog from my friend about the little things that
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Happy 1st birthday Solopassport!
It’s celebration time! I remember when my friend Akshata suggested that I start writing my travel stories and publishing them
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How do I get so much money to travel?
‘You are lucky, you are rich!’ ‘I wish I was as rich as you!’ ‘I am not as lucky as
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Indian girl’s quest for solo travel
Who am I? As the title suggests, I am an Indian girl who loves to travel solo. I am that
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Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda is one of my favourite movies in all times. Who doesn’t love Po? The adorable awesome Panda.
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My favourite travel destination
I am a girl who believes in fairy tales. I love everything about them, including the mystical landscapes. Why am
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Our adventure at Figure 8 pool
It was a beautiful Saturday and as part of our weekend exercise, my friends, Vijay, Som, Priya and Sree, and
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Our bucket list for 2018 sabbatical
My friend Akshata and I have decided to take a year long sabbatical in 2018 and travel around the World.
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Unexpected adrenaline rush? Ask me how!
Location: Bangalore Year: 2011 It had drizzled in the evening and it was time for me to take Willie out
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Why do I write?
I write because I love writing. I am not denying the fact that there are some awesome writers out there
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Why Solo travel?
Solo travel – one of the most happening words currently. Most of us want to travel solo – Why? Because:
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Milestones

50 things that I am proud of!
Earlier last week, one of my friends asked me to list down all the super cool stuff I have ever done in
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Abseiling! 
I was standing on top of a cliff. I saw people ahead of me (including my friend Vijay) go down
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Cage of Death
Yes, you heard it right. It’s the cage of death – the only crocodile dive in Australia. Crocosaurus Cove is
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Collaborations & Features
It is pretty cool to collaborate with the fellow bloggers and provide some input into their blogs. Its equally cool
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Even nature believes in love
The pilot of the sea plane announced, “We have the Heart Reef coming up in 100 meters”. My heart skipped
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Hachikō – a loyal dog!
I had cried very emotionally when I had watched the movie ‘Hachi: A Dog’s tale‘. I remember it was my
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Happy 1st birthday Solopassport!
It’s celebration time! I remember when my friend Akshata suggested that I start writing my travel stories and publishing them
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Inca trail to Machu Picchu – a complete guide!
Last Christmas and New Years 2018, my friends Vijay and Keyur and I did the Inca trail. And it is
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Jump, jump and jump!
All of my special occasions are very well planned – Always! And it was time for me to plan something
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Liebster Award
Liebster Award!
Thank you Jamie (No Foreign Lands) and Kaustav (senk photography) for nominating me (solopassport) for Liebster Award 2015. Questions from Jamie:
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Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century!
It was the lunar eclipse and I couldn’t have missed it for any reason. On 27 July 2018, the Sydney
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Mount Kosciuszko – A dream come true!
Have you ever thought of doing something and have waited a very long time to actually do it? Well, Mount
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Mt Everest Base Camp – Complete Guide!
Oh My God! I really cannot contain the excitement! I have finally done it. Mt Everest Base Camp – which
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Panthera pardus in the Wild
Panthera pardus, commonly known as leopard, is one of the five big cats. My bucket list to see them in
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Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)
Pulpit Rock is also known as Preikestolen or Prekestolen or Preacher’s Pulpit. It is a famous tourist attraction and hike
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Snorkelling between tectonic plates
“What? Are you crazy?” “Why would you want to snorkel in the freezing cold water?” “Really, why?” “Are you mad?”
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Swimming with dusky dolphins 🐬 
‘I can manage in the ocean’ I said. ‘I am not sure, the sea is moderate today and we are
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The Big Blue World, Corals, Fishes and the Sharks
Who would not want to dive in the Great Barrier Reef? That’s probably on every traveler’s bucket list visiting Australia.
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The dance of the Northern Lights
‘I am leaving for Iceland tomorrow’, I announced proudly to all my hotel mates seated at the TV room, while
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The Six Foot Track – Complete guide!
Last weekend, my friend and I completed the Six Foot Track (#6fttrack) and I am still hungover by the excitement.
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The Versatile Blogger Award (VBA)
Woohooo! Solopassport received an award – “The Versatile Blogger Award“. It is exciting and motivating when a fellow travel blogger recognizes
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Zor se bolo – Jai Mata Di!
Planning: One of my ex-colleagues visit Vaishnodevi every year. As soon as I heard she was planning, I immediately asked
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Reviews

Air Asia
Being an avid traveler, I have no other option but to look for cheapest flight options. Air Asia and Scoot
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AirAsia red lounge (Kuala Lumpur)
On my way to New Delhi from Sydney, I had a transit of 12 hours at Kuala Lumpur airport. I
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BestJet is the worst third party provider!
Today morning 12 December 2017: “Raksha, there is a problem!” said my friend Vijay in a stressed tone. Background 29
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Plaza Premium Lounge – Nah!
While I was transiting at Kuala Lumpur airport, I decided to spend my night at Plaza Premium Lounge. I booked
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My bucket list

And they are back!
Yes, they are back! Yet again! My most favourite part of winter – the Humpback Whales <3 . Starting from
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Bucket List – Karnataka & around!
I have been asked a lot of questions about the places I have visited and the places I wish to
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My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!
While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in
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City Guides & Itineraries

1 day in Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is an island 20 kilometres off the coast of South Australia. It is rich in flora and fauna.
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1 day in Wanaka!
Anyone who has traveled in New Zealand would be very fond of Wanaka. It’s a beautiful small town. It is
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3 days itinerary in Kaikoura
Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It is about 3 hours drive from
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Backpacking in South Island!
I have been to New Zealand many times before. Its a beautiful country and my most favourite country as well,
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Delhi – My itinerary
It is that time of the year where everyone travels. It is a holiday season and it is Christmas. I
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Fraser Island – A complete guide!
It was a perfect time to visit Fraser Island. It was summers and my best friend Akshata was visiting me
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Greece – Our itinerary
Who does not want to go to Greece? The white and blue buildings and the beautiful picturesque  landscapes are something
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Guide to explore Dandeli
Dandeli is a town in the Uttara Karnataka district in the Western Ghats in the southern part of India. Dandeli
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Guide to heaven called Whitsunday!
The Whitsunday island is a collection of around 74 islands. It lies between the central coast of Queensland, Australia and
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Guide to spiritual heart of Australia (Uluru)
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the middle of Australia. It is in
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Guide to the GBR gateway – Cairns!
Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR). It is a laid back city in Queensland. And is
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Half a day in Dunedin
I must admit I underestimated Dunedin. I did not expect it to be a big city which has many things
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Hawaii (Honolulu & Big Island) in 4 days
Hawaii, is the 50th and most recent United States state. It is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific.
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My 2 days itinerary in Darwin
Darwin is Australia’s capital of tropical cities and is in the Northern Territory state. From its beautiful sunsets and harbors
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My first self-driven road trip
When my friend Akshatha and I decided to do a road trip, I was excited, but was super nervous. This
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Narooma & Bermagui
Narooma and Bermagui, are coastal towns in the South Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). Supposedly the name Narooma is
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One day in Bangalore
Bangalore, my home, is a city in the Southern part of India. There are plenty of things to do in
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One day in Jabalpur
Jabalpur is a small city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is an ancient city on the
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Stewart Island – Complete guide
Stewart Island is the third biggest island in New Zealand. The island lies about 30 kilometers south of South Island.
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Swimming with Seals
I find seals extremely cute. They are the puppies of the ocean. They are inquisitive and extremely playful under water.
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Sydney – 10 days itinerary!
From past few days I have been busy planning an itinerary for my best friend Akshata, as she will be
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Things to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the largest and beautiful cities in Australia. It is the capital of the state Victoria. Melbourne
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Future aims

Greece – Our itinerary
Who does not want to go to Greece? The white and blue buildings and the beautiful picturesque  landscapes are something
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Our bucket list for 2018 sabbatical
My friend Akshata and I have decided to take a year long sabbatical in 2018 and travel around the World.
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