Episode 8 – Rebecca Lowe journalist cycling around Europe and Middle East

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This episode features Rebecca Lowe, a journalist from London who is cycling around Europe and the Middle East. Three continents, 20 countries, 7,000 miles.

We join Rebecca in Cairo, Egypt about two thirds of the way through her adventure.  She left London on 29th July 2015 and has so far cycled through 16 countries in Europe and the Middle East. At the time of recording, she is about to embark on the last stretch of her journey with four more countries to come.  The next one is Sudan and she will end her adventure in Iran.

Rebecca shares her experiences in an open, honest and often very funny way. She’s fascinating and has an amazing approach to her work as a journalist and to life in general. We chat about her first days of essentially learning how to ride her new bike (!), the fate of her ukelele, the amazing kindness of strangers, her visits to refugee camps, the work she is undertaking on refugees and women’s rights and of course the highs and lows so far.


Useful links

Rebecca’s twitter

Follow Rebecca’s journey on her website and blog: www.thebicyclediaries.co.uk

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  1. Angela Kalisch

    Hello, I liked this podcast and I had been following Rebecca’s blogs since January, but suddenly there seems to be a silence for a long time now. Her website and Twitter pages don’t seem to exist, and I wonder whether you might have any news about her. Did she safely arrive in Iran or did she have problems anywhere? I hope she is ok. I would be very grateful if you could pass on to me any information you might have.
    Many thanks.

    Angela Kalisch

    1. reol8

      Hi Angela,

      My apologies, I’ve only just seen your comment! Thank you so much for your concern, and I’m sorry for the radio silence. I took everything offline while I was in Iran, just to be on the safe side while I was there. The website has been updated now, and I’ll be posting blogs on catch up over coming months until I reach the end of the trip. Thank you again for kindly getting in touch, and for your interest in my trip (and my welfare!). All the best, Rx

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