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April 27, 2019

Since returning from following in Alexandra David-Neels' footsteps, to be honest I've been a bit lost and confused.

The expedition was a huge success, I learnt so much, met so many amazing people, raised lots of money for Freedom Kit Bags and achieved everything I has s...

February 1, 2018

We were now in Lachen, the sun had set, the dahl had been eaten and it was nearly time for bed. We were at 2700m so it was cold, especially at night, and I just couldn't bring myself to take off my RAB jacket even though I knew that after tonight, it would be bye bye R...

October 21, 2017

Somewhere along the way, during the final six month stretch of her 14 year journey, Alexandra David-Néel came across a fur hat in a patch of woodland. Much to the dismay of Yogden her adopted Lama son, she decided to pick it up.

Yogden was wary of the furry thing,...

October 15, 2017

Back when Alexandra David-Néel was in Sikkim, you could travel there freely, and she ended up staying for at least 2 years. Now, due to government restrictions, you can only get an entry permit for 15 days. You can extend this after the 15 days is up, but the route we...

September 12, 2017

I met my wonderful friend Bryony on a beach in Sri Lanka. We were both there to learn how to surf, on a week long "intensive surf course". 

If you've never been surfing before, a warning for your first time - it's not as easy as it looks and you don't look any...

September 3, 2017

This famous image of Alexandra David-Néel below will be the inspiration behind everything I'll be wearing on my journey. The image was taken in 1923, before the final stages of her 14 year journey around Asia, when she dressed as an elderly beggar woman, and secretly e...

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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