Welcome to Polkadot Passport!

I’m Nicola, an Aussie-born photographer, adventurer and foodie.

I took my first overseas trip to Cambodia at the age of 15 and my restless feet haven’t been able to stay in one place since. After high school, I abandoned the conventional path of going to university and getting full-time job. Instead, I decided to pursue my passion for travel and photography, and Polkadot Passport was born in 2014. In the six years that followed, I travelled to over 50 countries  and managed to turn travel blogging into my full-time career

I started this blog as a source of travel inspiration and information for adventurous souls. By sharing unique bucketlist experiences, comprehensive destination guides, travel photography tips and more, the goal of Polkadot Passport has always been to inspire people to explore the beautiful world we live in.

The Evolution of Polkadot Passport

In 2020, the dreaded pandemic hit. My life went from constant globetrotting to being perpetually housebound. The silver lining was that this time at home allowed me to discover my love for cooking. If I couldn’t physically travel to other countries, I figured I could still explore the world from the confines of my kitchen.

All of a sudden, I had the idea to cook one dish from each of the 196 countries in the world. I asked my best friend (and fellow foodie) Floss if she’d undertake the challenge with me, and she was crazy enough to agree. We spent the following year developing the recipes you’ll find on here, each one inspired by a different cuisine.

Now, Polkadot Passport is no longer a space just for globetrotters. It is also a place for adventurous home cooks who want to explore the world through cooking. Whether you are hopping on a plane or hopping into the kitchen, come and join my global adventures!

Nicola x

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browse my LATEST POSTS:

The TOP 6 North Island Glamping Spots in New Zealand

The TOP 6 North Island Glamping Spots in New Zealand

Glamping really is a culmination of my favorite things. Nature + luxury accommodation + outdoor bathtubs + campfires + gourmet food. What more could you want from a getaway? With its endless lush countryside, unique native bush and secluded beaches, it's unsurprising...

5 Unique Places to Stay in Nature (without having to rough it!)

5 Unique Places to Stay in Nature (without having to rough it!)

An escape to nature doesn't have to mean sleeping in a tent and living off rations. Let these five incredibly unique properties inspire your next nature-based getaway. 2020… What a year it has been. After six years of non-stop globetrotting, not being able to travel...

Top things to do in Kanazawa, Japan

Top things to do in Kanazawa, Japan

If you want to experience the rich culture of Japan without following the typical tourist trail, the prefectural capital of Ishikawa, Kanazawa, may just be the place for you. Often referred to as "little Kyoto", Kanazawa rivals the popular town with its rich culture,...

ABOUT ME

I’m Nicola, an Aussie-born photographer, adventurer and foodie.

I took my first overseas trip to Cambodia at the age of 15 and my restless feet haven’t been able to stay in one place since. After high school, I abandoned the conventional path of going to university and getting full-time job.

Instead, I decided to pursue my passion for travel and photography, and Polkadot Passport was born in 2014. In the six years that followed, I travelled to over 50 countries  and managed to turn travel blogging into my full-time career

I started this blog as a source of travel inspiration and information for adventurous souls. By sharing unique bucketlist experiences, comprehensive destination guides, travel photography tips and more, the goal of Polkadot Passport has always been to inspire people to explore the beautiful world we live in.

 

Evolution of Polkadot Passport

In 2020, the dreaded pandemic hit. My life went from constant globetrotting to being perpetually housebound. The silver lining was that this time at home allowed me to discover my love for cooking. If I couldn’t physically travel to other countries, I figured I could still explore the world from the confines of my kitchen.

All of a sudden, I had the idea to cook one dish from each of the 196 countries in the world. I asked my best friend (and fellow foodie) Floss if she’d undertake the challenge with me, and she was crazy enough to agree. We spent the following year developing the recipes you’ll find on here, each one inspired by a different cuisine.

Now, Polkadot Passport is no longer a space just for globetrotters. It is also a place for adventurous home cooks who want to explore the world through cooking. Whether you are hopping on a plane or hopping into the kitchen, come and join my global adventures!

Nicola x

CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

BROWSE MY LATEST POSTS:

The TOP 6 North Island Glamping Spots in New Zealand

The TOP 6 North Island Glamping Spots in New Zealand

Glamping really is a culmination of my favorite things. Nature + luxury accommodation + outdoor bathtubs + campfires + gourmet food. What more could you want from a getaway? With its endless lush countryside, unique native bush and secluded beaches, it's unsurprising...

5 Unique Places to Stay in Nature (without having to rough it!)

5 Unique Places to Stay in Nature (without having to rough it!)

An escape to nature doesn't have to mean sleeping in a tent and living off rations. Let these five incredibly unique properties inspire your next nature-based getaway. 2020… What a year it has been. After six years of non-stop globetrotting, not being able to travel...

Top things to do in Kanazawa, Japan

Top things to do in Kanazawa, Japan

If you want to experience the rich culture of Japan without following the typical tourist trail, the prefectural capital of Ishikawa, Kanazawa, may just be the place for you. Often referred to as "little Kyoto", Kanazawa rivals the popular town with its rich culture,...