Paula travels. Then she writes about it. She talks about it, too.

In 2004 she packed her life into a backpack and began walking from London. Three years later, she’d covered over 12000km on foot – 7000 of those through the Sahara with her own camel train. The walks became her first and second books.


Birkenstock Australia came on board to support Paula during the second part of the Sahara trek, when Paula was suffering from plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue beneath the foot, which had resulted after months walking in flat nomad’s sandals.

  • April 10th, 2015
    I don’t want to stand in front of a crowd and tell them that they, too, can walk across a desert. Perhaps they can, but that is neither important nor in any way a measure of success.
  • August 1st, 2013

    In the velvet early hours when sleep is elusive and the moon is dark, I wander up to the Mirador San Nicolas. The alleys are silent, lit by soft yellow lanterns ...

  • July 27th, 2013

    In the cool crystal air of a Granada dawn, I sit on my terrace and write. Traces of summer snow glimmer on the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.   The sky above ...

  • May 6th, 2013

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  • April 18th, 2013

    Decide what you want to do Get up and do it!

  • April 18th, 2013

    During the time I was in the Moroccan Sahara, dinner every night was a variation on the same theme.  It was ‘Al Gamila’, quite literally ‘The Pot’.  Even though Al ...

  • April 16th, 2013

    Welcome to the new site! Blogging is something I’d more or less stopped doing. But lately I’ve been looking around my adopted home with new eyes  - something to do with ...