Mission SEVEN Continents

Set a goal.

Nourish it with love.

Carry it with passion.

Follow it with motivation.

This was my motto when I set my sole goal of life. Travel to all SEVEN Continents.

I earned, I saved, I did all to facilitate my travels. Left full time journalistic career. Moved on to full time travels and traveled to five continents.

Beginning of Year 2015. I set a deadline that by year end I will travel to remaining two continents, South America and Antarctica.

Expedition to Antarctica looked a distant dream as it needed huge finance. But I was determined to make this happen and I was all in it.

Everything set and I booked for my Antarctic expedition in July 2015. To embark on my ship from port town of Ushuaia I needed visa for Argentina. And I had a situation here. In spite of my passport full of global visa stamps, which were testimony to my frequent overseas travels, visa counsellor of embassy of Argentina in N Delhi was sceptical of my unusual destination Antarctica. She found it hard to believe that I was traveling solo from India that too self financed. But all went fine when visa counsellor found that I trekked to Mt Everest Base Camp in March 2015. Thankfully she was convinced that I was indeed an adventurer and explorer.

All done, visa granted, expedition vouchers received, tickets issued via Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and further to Ushuaia.

And the night of 15th Dec, I stood at check in counter at airport in N Delhi to get my boarding pass. My heart beat stopped when I was told that my boarding pass cannot be issued as I cannot transit via Sao Paulo as Brazil changed transit rules. I needed to change my tickets and that too within two hours otherwise will miss my flight.

Flurry of activities went underway. In one hand holding mobile calling my agent and in other hand holding tab sending emails. Anxious moments. But in the nick of time, I managed my tickets reissued. At last I was boarding aircraft with a sigh of relief.

After almost twenty six hours, consisting of flying and transit hours, I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now I was traveling in South America.

After exploring Buenos Aires I further headed to Ushuaia, the scenic port town in Argentina, to board my ship for Antarctica and accomplish my goal.

 

 

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54 Comments

  1. Wow! I admire you, this is the way to live fulfilling life. I have lived in many places, traveled to many, but still there is so much more out there to do and to see.

  2. Your determination to fullfill your travel dreams is amazing. Love it! I wish you all the luck in the world. May all your travel destinations be checked by you, in no time!!

  3. Well done, I truly commend you on what you’ve achieved and to think that you did it solo is truly inspiring. Everytime I come to you blog I leave with a sense of passion, you are incredible!

  4. That is fantastic! I admire how you stuck to your goals no matter what came up. That took so much determination. I can’t wait to see pictures from Antarctica!

  5. Wow You are really inspiring me to travel more. Love your pics and looks like you are living your best life. 🙂

  6. What an amazing goal you have set for yourself! Those last minute glitches in flights, itineraries, transport can drive you crazy, but sounds like you kept your cool. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  7. I admire you so much. Part of our goals this year is to travel, now that the kids have matured a bit. I really want to be able to cross off the 7 continents on my list.

  8. I am also a travel freak person from inside my heart and how you are trotting around 7 continents amazed me very much.. I just want to live that excitement just like you in my life also..

  9. Very cool goals! Travelling is my all time goals, I wish I have the opportunity as you have, best of luck on all your travels and may you find your happiness in it.

  10. This is a great post, I definitely love setting goals. My firsttravel goal I want to achieve is to go to all 50 states in the USA. After that I have so many more goals I want to achieve, you definitely inspired me to keep dreaming and achieving.

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