– Journey of thousand miles begins with single step –
Hello & Welcome,
I am Anna, Kathmandu born, Sydney growing! Nice to e- meet you 🙂
With travel being a huge part of my life for the last two years, it really is no wonder that it has somehow molded me into the person that I am today. 3 years ago, i left for my first solo travel to thailand and I knew i was hooked! If i hadn’t been traveling since then, a hole size of china would exist in my heart!
The story goes way beyond that obviously. So, to give you an idea. It all started when i flew to Sydney for my further studies from Kathmandu, Nepal where i was born. I am curious by nature; so i started traveling different cities in Australia every chance i got which was mostly during Christmas/NY break.
I finished my hospitality studies but after 3 years had a career change and was working in computer hardware/software industry. I had a steady salary, comfort of my place, friends to party, fancy dresses, high heels and designer bags. So far so good but around the same time i underwent depression and internal struggles. During that time, I met people from different walks of life. I wouldn’t have found clarity had i not gone through my deepest darkest times.
It was harder starting over than never to have changed.
Learning all that materialistic things were not making me happy or fulfilled was a true realization. I wanted more from life than just paying bills and doing the same things over and over again. I needed change; a transformation. So it was then when i left for my first solo trip to Thailand.
After that, it took me another 6 months to wrap everything and finally start travelling the world non-stop. So, i understand when people tell me it’s not easy to drop their life, pack and leave right away even if that’s what they want. The solution here is to plan smart because Travel is worth it. It is life changing.
Thanks for reading this far.
That’s me taking a break after a record breaking, highest trek of my life at 5643m in Nepal. On the background is Kala Patthar & some people going up
I am solo world traveler.
So far I have traveled to 5 continents, 33 countries and countless cities. I am grateful to have some understanding of this beautiful world, people, culture, lifestyle and more. Having done my share of fast traveling. I am now a fan of slow travel as i get to know the place and people more closely. I usually stay 3 months in 1 place but have stayed up to just over a year too.
I started this blog in December 2016 mainly because I wanted to help others learn the skills of solo traveling, keep a record of what I was/am learning while traveling and because I want to connect with like minded people as well.
Since then well received articles, tips and many gorgeous photography has been added to this site, my fast growing Instagram (@annasherchand), in facebook and pinterest. I also have collaborated with hotels, been featured in tourism board’s social media, writing for Arianna Huffington and many more amazing things have happened. If you would like more information on working with and for me please get in touch through my Contact form or alternatively read here.
Ps: You won’t find many “list of places to see or things to do in particular country or cooking recipes” because Google is your friend for that.
Annasherchand.com is where i peel off layers of traveling, tips and tricks, self discovery, and success and failures of travel and life. I love nothing more than to travel, shoot a great landscape or fantastic new places and write. I also enjoy recommending and reviewing new products, destinations that will help my readers to make better travel choices.
I want to roam around the world like its my job. Update: It used to be my dream but now things have changed. I’m living the dream.
I’m forever grateful for the journey i’m on and it wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t risk my comfy life for adventures on the road.
I love the view from the top. Chilling after an epic hike in beautiful China
Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey. Hope you got a kick out of it!
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Happy Travels wherever you are!