Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is a travel writer, TV producer and director of Edge Expeditions. She’s written three books, penned numerous articles for magazines, set an unlikely Guinness World Record for driving a tuk tuk 12,500 miles from Bangkok to Brighton and filmed in remote locations from Bolivia to Borneo and beyond.
Her latest book, Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains: A Journey Across Arunachal Pradesh – India’s Forgotten Frontier.
- Living in Bristol and growing up in Norfolk
- Being inspired by her parents and her grandmother
- Family holiday
- Going straight to University and using her holidays to travel
- Deciding to drive a tuk tuk from Bangkok to London in 2006
- “Ting Tong" the bright pink tuk tuk and raising £50K for the charity MIND
- Quitting her job, planning the trip, and raising the funds!
- Getting ill in Bangkok
- Taking a month to cross China
- How the trip changed her perceptions of herself
- Adjusting back to real life after the trip
- The Ho Chi Minh Trail adventure and how it evolved
- Loving the history and the research behind the trips
- Travelling by herself & being terrified
- The day that stands out in her mind
- Having a scary day in the Cambodian Jungle…
- Treating writing like a job
- Being a self motivated person and being consumed by what she does
- Her latest book….
- Money -how she funds her trips…
- Getting to the remote parts in India
- Getting drunk with the nuns!
- How happy and content the people seemed
- Her routine while travelling
- Missing her boyfriend & hot baths while being away
- Edge Expeditions
- Future expeditions
- Wanting to go to Pakistan
- Advice and tips for travel
- Talk on 2nd Feb - London - Destinations Website
Website - http://www.theitinerant.co.uk