A LITTLE ABOUT ME

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Podcaster, Writer and Traveller

Hello there! Thanks for checking out my webpage.

 

I’m Emma, and currently I am a podcaster, writer and traveller. I love old buildings and vintage cars, and in the recent past I have been a conservation building surveyor, a post conflict cultural heritage consultant in SE Europe, a bookshop owner, and whilst travelling I have turned my hands to washing dishes, chambermaiding, running a B&B and many other short term jobs to earn a crust on my travels across the world - how else can you sustain yourself on a long distance trip but that's half the fun!

 

I founded Travelling Through… in 2014 as a bookshop-cafe and bar in London and from the very beginning the concept has always been about people, places, and ways of living - a journey which we are all on through our lives to one extent or another. When the bookshop closed in 2019, I morphed the concept into a podcast and it's become a bit of a mission of mine to share with you ideas from on the road around community, place and cultures - an experience which deepens that which one can read in a book.

Whether you like to travel or prefer the armchair approach, I hope to bring you inspiration, motivation and spark your curiosity to discover more about life, our world and our cultures.

 

Perhaps we shall meet through book club gatherings, podcast recordings or on the travelling road, but which ever way, I look forward to hearing your story.

Exploring London, the World, and Life, one day at a time.

In the summer of 2009, I drove around the Balkans in a four-wheeled vintage Yugoslav Zastava 750S.

 

In June 2019, I published Driving Tito: Through The Balkan Backroads with a Celebrity - which is an account of my journey.

 

I was interviewed by Dave Hodgson on the Talk Radio Europe drive time show in September 2019 while walking the Portuguese Camino from Porto to Tui. Luckily I found a quiet cafe from where I could load up Skype on my phone and carry out the interview while standing with my back against the wall for the best internet signal... here's what I had to say!

Image by Malte Wingen