Look at that Moon!

‘Oh my God!’, ‘What is that?’, ‘Is that really the moon?’, ‘Is it real?’, ‘You got to be kidding me!’ were some of the thoughts my friends and I had when we saw a half round shaped ‘something’ at the end of the horizon. And yes, we did quickly realise it was the spectacular moon. The sight was absolutely breathtaking, …

Taking that step!

12 September 2019 Sydney, Australia Dear readers and fellow-travelers, Finally, I am taking the leap. I have been thinking about this for a long time. From the time I came back to Sydney at the beginning of this year, I wanted to quit my job and travel the world. I kept reminding myself everyday, that I was losing my days, …

Why do I hike?

‘Why do I hike?‘ is one of the common questions I get asked. Some of them around me is so inquisitive to understand why I love hiking and why do I do it so often. I have never mentioned this ever on my posts as I have always been scared to talk about my personal life and fears. It is …

Scuba diving in Netrani Island

Netrani Island is a small island, off the coast of the main land from Murdeshwara. The island is about 20 kilometres, a short boat trip from the main land. It is home to coral reef and is a popular diving site in Karnataka state. It is said that the visibility is around 15 to 20 metres range. Murdeshwara is a …

King Khan

9 August 2019 Melbourne ‘Did I actually see him in person?’ ‘Or was I dreaming?’ ‘Really?’ I have all these questions today as I recollect last night’s event. It all seems so unreal and dreamy. Okay, let me give you a context. Last night was the awards night at Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne. This awards night was hosted …

One.. Two.. Three.. And jump!

Birthday trip 2016 I was super excited that my friend Akshata was joining me for my birthday trip. It was a surprise, she had told me that she had booked tickets to Hawaii just 3 days before we were flying. I had not planned anything for that trip till then. That day at work, I started looking for things to …

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 my water adventures till date. …

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 had booked this adventure during …

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 had researched the best possible …

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 rainy season and is not …

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 minutes. While researching on the …

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 I do it?’ said one …

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 blogger by a fellow blogger. …

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 say that your wet suits …

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 of them) said “Yes, let’s …

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 you will soon realize why …

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) Season: April to September Transportation …