The Wild Podcast
The Wild Podcast
Dec 10, 2019
#23 Isobel Ewing - Escaping the 9-5 & Surviving The Silk Road
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Isobel Ewing is a New Zealand journalist and all-round adventurer, who recently cycled part of The Silk Road with her brother, Jack. It was a 2500-kilometre, 49-day journey along the ancient trade route in Central Asia, made famous by medieval explorer, Marco Polo.

Isobel was feeling burnt out from the 9-5 grind and wanted a journey that presented a significant challenge and would allow her to reconnect with the beauty and simplicity of nature. The Silk Road delivered on all counts.

Isobel shares her story through beautiful vignettes, like only a TV reporter could. We cover the culture, the scenery, the risks, and the rewards of a journey that pushed her to the limit of what she thought she was capable of, and then pushed her some more.

She also recounts one of the most legitimately terrifying wild animal survival stories that you'll ever hear on this show. That starts at around the 30-minute mark and you don't want to miss it. Seriously!

If you enjoy adventure stories that  you're going to love this episode.


You can read more about Isobel's Silk Road journey on her website -

You can also follow Isobel on Instagram here

See a short clip of Isobel training for the Silk Road here


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