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#58 - Travels with Wilma: Part 2

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About Wilma:

Born in Germany in the sixties with a pre-condition : The Travel Bug !

She took the first opportunity to leave the homeland and explored the Middle East, Asia, Far East Asia, America and many other places work or fun-related. She arrived to Australia 27 years ago, worked as a tour guide in Australia and NZ for 12 years and lived on a sailing yacht for 5 years and sailed the South Pacific! She can’t stop being amazed about the miracle of life and love to keep her home and heart open for travellers.

"If someone ask me where I am from I like to answer: The World !”

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Travel to Iran!

About this episode!

We pick up with Wilma leaving Iran as the revolution began. She then travelled to Saudi Arabia to earn some travel money and visits Iraq, Syria and Turkey before heading back home to Germany.

Following the most pleasant divorce in recorded history, Wilma started searching for a new job. Narrowly avoiding London, she set off for a new job in Hong Kong at 23.

Facing a new set of challenges in the far east, Wilma learned how to parachute with the ghurkas and taught her parents how to eat with chopsticks. Also lots of weekend trips in South East Asia.

Again, Wilma returned to Germany to learn some more about English before heading off to Jakarta, purchasing Javanese furniture and homewares to export back to England.

Travelling around Indonesia, Wilma learned to love the country and still goes back whenever she can. Having to leave basically overnight she learned the importance of getting work permits!

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With a mission to visit every UN recognised country in the world, Emma 'Lovelly' Lovell invites you to join her on the journey. Talking about all things travel and adventure, Lovelly Travels will include interviews with fellow travellers and interesting locals, feature travel businesses and many a tale from the road. Joined by her co-pilot, Darius, Emma will document the mission to visit 195 countries while also raising awareness for mental health. Whether you're a voyager or a voyeur, you're invited to join them as they journey through past adventures and create new travel memories.

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by Emma Lovell, Darius Schnaare


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