Miriam Lancewood was born in a loving home in a small village in the Netherlands in 1983. After completing her university degree, she worked for a year in Zimbabwe, and then traveled to India. And in India she met her now husband Peter Raine.
Peter had resigned from his job as university lecturer in New Zealand and had moved to India to live like a ‘modern nomad’. He had lived five years in India when they met.
Together they hiked over eight mountains ranges in the Himalayas, journeyed for years through South East Asia, including Papua New Guinea, and eventually they ended up in Peter’s home country: New Zealand.
Miriam worked for a while as a teacher, then they decided to give up all their worldly belongings and move into the mountains with a tent and bow and arrow.
They wanted to learn how to hunt and survive in the wilderness, and they wanted to find out what happens to the mind and body, when living in the beauty of the wildest nature on earth.
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- Growing up in Holland
Wanting to be a sports teacher
Heading off travelling at 21 years old
Meeting her husband Peter and travelling together
Climbing 8 mountain ranges in the Himalayas
Deciding to live in the wilderness
Making it to New Zealand and having to work as a teacher for a year
Tramping in the mountains
Deciding to spend a year in the mountains
How to afford to live
What it was like living in the wilderness
Learning how to hunt…
Deciding to catch possums
Not knowing what to do
Learning the art of doing nothing
Walking the Te Araroa Trail, 3,000km from the North to the South
Keeping clean and healthy
Dealing with periods
Keeping in contact with friends and family
Not taking anything for granted
Her relationship with Peter
Deciding to write a book about her life
Having to find a house
Stress and anxiety in the wilderness
Thinking short term to not get overwhelmed
Lessons learned from living in the wilderness
Walking the Lycian Way in Turkey
Second book on it’s way with plans to release it in October 2020
Plans for the future
Attending writers festivals around the world
Learning how to cook and skin the animals
The roles in the relationship
Why you should read the book and how it will inspire you
Not understanding social media
Final words of advice
The power of sleeping
Website - https://miriamlancewood.com
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