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.
Her adventures are now recorded in her new book, The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the World. From it, we extracted these quotes that are bound to inspire you to go on your first (or second or third) solo trip!
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. For more posts like this one, follow Penguin India on Facebook!