Lace, Lego and Lola on Travel – Episode 30 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Back in Episode 20 I took it upon myself to make every tenth episode of the podcast a bit different. Sometimes I chat with people about something really fascinating but it just doesn’t really work to put it together with chats with other people – unless I do this, and have a fabulous mishmash of an episode with interesting snippets that I just didn’t want to lose.


Show notes: Episode 30 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Lace, Lego and Lola on Travel

It’s time for another round-figure episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, and I’m celebrating Episode 30 with a random mix of chats with some of my favourite travellers. What do they have in common? They’re all talking about topics which start with L and have four letters! That’s good enough for me!

First up, I return to the story of Martin Bailey, who moved to Japan pretty much on a whim 25 years ago to work in a lace factory. This move completely changed the trajectory of this life – but it also impressively helped him to become bilingual, thanks to a lot of hard work and determination on his part.

Next, at the special request of my six-year-old son, I dig behind the scenes of the Lego Backpacker by finding out more about how Tom Parsons takes very cool pictures of his Lego minifigures at famous destinations around the world.

Finally, I chat with Lola Akinmade-Akerstrom about transitions when moving from place to place (having moved from Nigeria to the United States and then on to Sweden, she has plenty of experience) and about the curiosity which unites travellers.


Lace, Lego and Lola on Travel - Episode 30 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

That’s Lola (of the title!) and I in Bangkok last year.

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