El Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimages that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the place where the apostle Saint James the Great was allegedly buried. I was a recently single woman, who had never travelled alone before, so I decided to walk El Camino by myself.
Lindsey Cole has had to deal with grief at a young age. Losing her father, when she was just 24, she threw herself into adventure, which, in her own words, is ‘the most wonderful medicine’. So far, she has walked the length of the Rabbit Proof Fence, swam the length of the river Thames and cycled from the top to the bottom of Africa.
Anna Hart is one of my favourite travel writers. She has over ten years experience writing for The Guardian, GQ, Grazia, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel and Conde Nast Traveller. She is also the contributing travel editor of Stylist Magazine. This episode was recorded a few months ago in sunny Margate, but I just had to create a podcast episode as Anna has such wit and wisdom when it comes to solo travel.
Emma Littlewood has spent the past 9 months travelling India, Nepal, Myanmar, South East Asia and Australia with plans to continue into Japan, Mongolia and Bangladesh. On the subject of Myanmar, she says ‘Each time I was asked, I couldn’t wait to tell people how utterly magical this country is and how it became one of my favourite places on earth.’ This is her story.
Arunima Dey is currently preparing for lectureship exams and is based in New Delhi, India. So far she has undertaken solo trips in several European countries, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey and the US. She has also studied and lived in Salamanca and Madrid in Spain and upstate New York. Here, she shares her experiences, both good and bad, as a solo female Indian traveller.