What would you do if you only had a short time to live?
Most people have some kind of travel on their bucket list, and when Susi Holliday had a near-miss in the London terror attacks, she decided to head off on a round-the-world trip. Her experience on the Trans-Siberian Express resulted in a crime novel years later, and in this interview, we talk about what she learned along the way.
We also talk about why reflection on mortality makes us want to travel, the importance of getting out of your comfort zone, why spiritual places draw us in other countries, and why we might have more in common with travelers from other countries than we think.
SJI Holliday is a scientist, writing coach, and the bestselling author of five crime novels, including the Bankstoun trilogy set in a fictional town in Scotland. Susi was born and raised in Scotland, but today we’re talking about her novel Violet, which is set on the Trans-Siberian Express Railway.
- Making travel and life choices after frightening world events
- Using different modes of travel, including railways
- Why getting out of your comfort zone when traveling is important
- Visiting holy places in different parts of the world
- Food challenges in Mongolia and Russia
- Following the river in a city to find hidden gems
- Thoughts on being safe while traveling
- Tips for what to take to be comfortable on a long train journey
You can find SJI Holliday at SJIHolliday.com.