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The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the World (Paperback)

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About The Book

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. Along the way, she lived with an indigenous Mayan community in Guatemala, hiked alone in the Ecuadorian Andes, got mugged in Costa Rica, swam across the border from Costa Rica to Panama, slept under a meteor shower in the cracked salt desert of Gujarat and learnt to conquer her deepest fears.
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.

About The Author

Shivya Nath grew up in Dehradun, at the base of the Uttarakhand Himalayas in India. At the age of twenty-three, she quit her corporate job at the Singapore Tourism Board to travel the world. A couple of years later, she gave up her home, sold most of her belongings and started living nomadically. She has travelled to over forty-five countries, and is the author of one of India s leading travel blogs, also called The Shooting Star (the-shooting-star.com). She appeared on the cover of National Geographic Traveller India in 2017, and her intrepid journey has been featured on BBC Travel, NDTV, TEDx and several national and international publications. This is her first book.

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