Great news! My book is about to be launched:
“A Doubtful Rebel: Cycling through Iran as a Woman”
My travel memoir is based on the six weeks I spent exploring Iran solo by bicycle. It is written from my perspective, that of a Western woman. Until I encountered an inner rebel I didn’t know existed—and started cycling disguised as a man, even though I risked getting into prison for it.
A travel memoir on the surface, “Iran Unveiled” illuminates what it means to live under an authoritarian regime and how Iranians courageously create pockets of freedom even under the greatest repressions.
I’ve been working on this book for years and would never have thought that it would suddenly become so relevant. Seeing how courageously Iranians stand up for women’s rights in Iran fills me with deep respect and awe. I would feel honored if my book could help to raise awareness for their heroic fight.
Jin, Jiyan, Azadî!
Women, Life, Freedom!
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During my bike expedition, I learned how to handle social isolation, insecurities, and limitations. Sounds similar to the current challenges, doesn’t it?
Thus, I switch sides and am now in front of my camera for my video podcast “Insights from Solitude”. In each episode, I share another mental concept that I found valuable in handling such challenges. All well sprinkled with stories from my bike expedition, of course.
You can find the episodes on my youtube channel, on my facebook page or here on my website (with transcripts). Enjoy!
Amazing stories, travel reports and stunning photography from the road! You find all of this here on my blog.
The road is teaching me a lot. Every single mountain pass and every desert crossed. The solitude, the silence. So did the countless people who helped me out. Complete strangers who just invited me into their homes, offering me food and shelter. Oftentimes, the most generous people are those who have little to share. I have rarely felt as grateful in my life. I am happy to share these stories with you, stories of wonder and beauty, of solitude and trust. But also the dark side, the despair and the pain, that is part of any journey, sometimes.
Postcards from the Saddle
How about sending some inspiration to your friends and family? Now is your chance – a little selection of my best photographs from the saddle went into print as postcards! Five photos is not enough to do justice to the wonderful landscapes and great people of Asia and the Middle East. Still, I hope they’ll bring the same joy to you as they did to me when I first laid my eyes on these extraordinary places.