Dervla Murphy is best known for her first book, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle. Published in 1965 it recounts an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Her most recent book is Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine, published by Eland. Dervla has won worldwide praise for her writing and has been described as a ‘travel legend’. Now in her 80s, she continues to travel around the world and remains passionate about politics, conservation and bicycling. Here, Dervla tells Uneasy no settle about her time-traveling dreams and how grateful she feels to have visited Cuba before consumerism ‘was let loose’. She writes to us on her trusty typewriter which she favours over computers, despite finding it hard to source the ribbons these days!read full interview
Karen is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author. In 2012 she won a silver medal at the London Paralympics. At the age of 21, Karen became paralysed from the chest down, following a sea cliff climbing accident. Since then her perseverance and creativity have made for an extraorindary life. In 2006 she crossed Greenland’s ice cap whilst sitting on skis using her arms and pole to travel 372 miles. She has also cycled the length of Japan and climbed El Capitan, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Here, chatting to Uneasy no settle writer Catherine Mack, she talks openly about the challenges that being paralysed poses and how she’s nearly died five times; from falling off a cliff to being run over by a car to cerebral oedema in the Andes and being flown out on a plane.read full interview
Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer. His work has featured around the world. Wood has recently travelled from Russia to Iran, and previously walked the length of the Himalayas, a six-month journey of over 1,700 miles from Afghanistan to Bhutan, which was televised on Channel 4 as a five part documentary series, airing in 2016. His accompanying book 'Walking The Himalayas' has been published across the globe. Levison also walked the length of the river Nile - an expedition of 4,000 miles that took nine months and was also documented to critical acclaim. His book ‘Walking the Nile’ was a Sunday Times bestseller. His work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.read full interview
Liz has worked as a science and wildlife presenter for the BBC, ITV and for PBS in the USA on programmes such as Horizon, Nature’s Epic Journeys, Big Blue Live, Wild Alaska Live, Super Smart Animals, Countrywise and Stargazing Live. She set up and carried out a research project on the diet of tigers in Bardia National Park, Nepal as part of her Masters. Her travel highlights include listening to the dawn chorus in Botswana and setting eyes on her first wild tiger in Pench National Park in India. She dreams of returning to her roots and setting up home in the countryside in the South of France and is hopeful for a future when we realise we are not superior to the wildlife with whom we share this planet.read full interview
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