Month: February 2015

Sailing from Santorini to Naxos

Sailing from Santorini to Naxos

The fact that the Solo Lady Traveller was sitting on the bow of a yacht sailing from Santorini to Naxos was entirely due to Mamma Mia. I had been meandering aimlessly round the internet from one topic into another, as one does, and found myself looking for the location where Mamma Mia was filmed. There on a page about the island of Skopelos was an advertisement for a […]

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Loonies for Lunch in Laurens

Loonies for Lunch in Laurens

“How pleasant it is to stand in the marketplace, taking note of one’s neighbours’ behaviour”. (I had not actually read Juvenal’s Satires. I pinched this quote out of another book. But having been alerted to them the Solo Lady Traveller is now doing so, and thoroughly enjoying that very modern mind). Can you take 2 epistles in a week? I […]

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By Ghan to Coober Pedy

By Ghan to Coober Pedy

One autumn day the Solo Lady Traveller ran out of the office in Adelaide in the middle of the day to travel by Ghan to Coober Pedy, a fascinating underground town and source of most of the world’s opals. The Ghan is truly one of the great train journeys of the world. Travelling 2,979 km over 2 days and nights […]

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About Solo Lady Travellers

About Solo Lady Travellers

We are solo lady travellers, following in a limited and humble (and far more comfortable) way the tradition of the great eccentric women travellers of the past. Celia Fiennes, accompanied only by one or two servants, rode throughout much of England commencing in about 1684, and published her “Great Journey to Newcastle and Cornwall” in 1712 (later republished as “Through […]

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