As part of The Great Exhibition of the North, I finally got to visit Liverpool, for the first time in my life. I can't believe it has taken me so long!
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.
Last year, I interviewed Anna Gustafsson, just as she was about to embark on a 1400km solo hike from Sweden, up to the Arctic Circle in Norway. I recently caught up with Anna to find out how the hike went, if she made it all the way, and to find out what effect the hike had on her, both physically and mentally.
Solo travellers in London rejoice! There are plenty of delicious options for you to pull up a bar stool and watch the world go by. I've worked closely with Emma Brady to fine tune this perfect list of cozy people-watching spots.
One of the biggest worries we have as solo travellers, is how to stay safe on the road. I know that I have personally found myself in a few sticky situations. Lloyd Figgins is THE go to person for travel safety. An international risk expert, Lloyd is a former policeman, soldier and expedition leader.
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.