Ocean adventures

I have said plenty of times on my blogs and social media – I love water. I love the ocean, its marine life and the adventures within. And recently I have been certified as an open water scuba diver, which has made me dive more in the ocean. This post is the collection of all…

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I cannot believe I am a PADI certified Open Water Scuba diver now!

I am a PADI certified open scuba diver. And this posts aims at providing as much information about the certification I have done.

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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 was a distant dream – I have done it!!! This has been the epitome of all the adventurous things I have done so far in my life. But I will for sure confess – I…

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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 temperature was 6 degrees Celsius at 3:30 AM. It was freezing cold! Being brave, I stepped out at 4 AM and took a taxi to Bondi beach. earlier that day my friend Vijay and I…

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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 definitely one of the best experiences I have had in past few years. It was an achievement, especially after 4 days of hike and struggle in the rain (Yes, we learned that December is the…

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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. The Six Foot Track is a 3 days challenging hike in the Blue mountains between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. It is a total of 44.8 kilometres. And we did the hike in 29 hours 20…

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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 one by one. I was last in the queue (of course, I like to panic while others easily get through by going first). My heart was beating faster than normal and I was nervous. ‘Can…

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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 and approaches you with an award. Having said that I do believe that Solopassport has a long way to go. What is Versatile Blogger Award? Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) is an award given to a…

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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 not letting any non-swimmers go inside the water’, one of the staff at Dolphin Encounter said. ‘Please, I really think this would be easy and I have done it once in the past. If you…

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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 mother, my cousin Veena and I who had watched this movie together, we had all cried in fact. I still feel and have the same emotional feeling even when I think about this beautiful dog…

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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 Kosciuszko was that “something” for me. I waited for a really long time to actually hike this spectacular mountain. I asked all my friends, acquaintances and everyone I knew in Sydney – everyone (well most…

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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 waiting for my guide cum driver. I was going on chasing of Northern lights tour. The guide was preparing hot chocolate for our tour and the night. Immediately the owner of the hostel said, ‘Then…

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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 to get featured in some of the amazing blogs and be recognized for all the efforts you put in into building and maintaining a blog. Here are the list of all the collaborations I have…

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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 in Ryfylke in Norway.Standing tall as a steep cliff rising 604 meters, Pulpit Rock has breath taking views of the fjord. Logistics of the hike: Hike to Pulpit Rock: 2 hours (3.8 kms each way)…

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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?” These are the few questions I was asked by my family and friends. Snorkelling between the tectonic plates was never part of my Iceland itinerary. During my northern lights tour in Norway, I met few…

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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 as blogs, I thought what a crazy idea. I was scared and skeptical, but I decided to take a leap of faith and created solopassport. Today, its the birthday time and my solopassport has turned…

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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 a reptile park in Darwin and is an exhibit for reptiles, turtles and crocodiles. Being the adventure junkie I am, I decided to head to Darwin for the ANZAC long weekend and do the Cage of…

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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 my life, and that is when it struck me that I have done more things in life than what I remember. The very next day, I started making a list – list of all the…

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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 the wild was ticked off on that lucky day 🙂 . For the love of wildlife, Rahul and I had decided to spend the long weekend of Republic Day in BR Hills. We desperately wanted…

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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 her if I could join her. We divided the planning – she took over the flights and the accommodation booking and I took over the research and places to see part. There are two entrances…

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