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WOW WOMEN 2018 – Juliana Shrestha

Juliana Shrestha
Solo Woman Traveller

Juliana Shrestha is one of the winners from the 18 women travellers who participated in the Solo Woman Travel Challenge 2017. She has travelled across the hills and plains of Nepal starting from Dadeldhura in the far-west to Jhapa in the east for 29 days. A recent BBA graduate from KU, she is currently working to encourage the travel culture in Nepal.

What does your work mean to you?

Passion meets profession.

An example of a defining moment in your work?

Seeing more Nepalese pursue their travel dreams: exploring Nepal and beyond.

What did you learn from 2017?

Tons of things! From learning to live out of a backpack, to realising that I can live an independent life, follow my passion and live my dreams. Most importantly, learning that whatever I do in my life is MY choice.

What are your areas of focus going to be for the New Year?

Focus on self-growth: mentally, emotionally and physically. And there’s always more travel!

How do you define success?

When the undertaking has a positive impact: growth, betterment and happiness, however big or small, for oneself and others.

What are the qualities that inspire you in a woman?

The ability to make her own choices is really inspiring.

What is the best thing about being YOU?

I am persistent.

Three qualities in a WOW woman…

Passionate, intelligent, deliberate.