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January 18, 2018

On the map, the road from Gangtok to Lachen looks pretty straight forward. I mean literally, it looks like a straight north west jobby with a few little turns. But we soon learnt this was far from true. This next stage of our journey was a drive into the north of Sikki...

January 9, 2018

It surprised me just how perfectly my homemade chairpack slotted into an Exodus Travels kit bag. With a few clothes and emergency waterproofs tucked round the sides it managed to survive the journey to India, without so much as a screw coming loose. Amazing really as i...

December 13, 2017

On Wednesday 15th November, I grabbed my many bags, and did the final long walk to work…only joking I obviously got a taxi! I knew there would be an awful lot more walking to come in the next few weeks.

Joined by Emily Almond-Barr, the amazing cinematographer who would...

November 11, 2017

There are only 4 days until we leave for India and there is still SO much to do!

As my friends have probably noticed, I am extremely stressed as there are so many last minute changes and things that could potentially go wrong on this big adventure.

I think it's probably...

November 1, 2017

The last time I went to India I was only 16, which is around the same time I first read My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel. It was a hugely eye opening place to visit when you're that age,  especially if you've grown up in Colchester...

Most of it's a big blur,...

October 10, 2017

I’ve been blown away by all the help I’ve been offered by friends, family and strangers since I started organising this expedition.

The first person who has saved my bacon is Valerie Parkinson.

Valerie worked with me at Exodus Travels and is one of the most inspiring wom...

August 31, 2017

In 1911, Alexandra David-Néel left Paris for Northern India. This was the beginning of a 14 year journey through Asia, which would eventually lead her, disguised as a beggar, to the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. I first read her book My Journey to Lhasa when I was 16, and e...

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