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2012: Through My Lens.

It feels like yesterday when I was waltzing down the quiet beaches of Diu on India’s west coast, and sipping tea at a blacksmith’s workshop in Turkey. 2012 has been the kind of year I dreamed about everyday, before I bade goodbye to my life in the cubicle. I feel as though I’ve come of age as a travel writer this year, having written for publications like Lonely Planet and The Times of India, and having found gratification in press invites from the likes of Spain Tourism Board and Turkish Airlines. My wanderlust has continued to lead me to people, places, experiences and adventures that I can longer imagine my life without; here’s where I’ve been this year:









A big thank you for joining me virtually on my adventures in 2012; See you in 2013!



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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.


    • Thanks Ruchira! Looking back, yes! 2012 seems to have been a awesome, and busy year 🙂 More adventures to you too, in 2013.

  1. Ramit Mitra says

    Inshallah may you have a thousand & one more stories for you to explore in 2013….each one more lovelier than these ones….

    • Thanks Ramit! It’ll seriously be hard to compete with these ones, but who knows what lies ahead 🙂

  2. Wishing you a very happy new year! I hope to see more worlds through your eyes in the coming year.

  3. Vishal says

    Lovely pics Shivya!!
    I hope the new year brings in loads of exciting and inspiring travel experiences to you.

  4. What a beautiful collection ! I wish that u will be able to capture more such lovely photographic moments this year too.


    good work shivya, keep it up. wish u all de best for 2013.

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    good work shivya, keep it up. wish u all de best for 2013.

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