Guildford Travel Club Presents

Alone in the Jungle

19th December 2017

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

The Speaker

In 2013 travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent spent two months alone exploring (on a tiny motorbike) the remains of the Ho Chi Minh Trail: a military transport network that once spread 12,000 miles through the jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  Today much of the trail has vanished. Antonia wanted to document what remained before it was too late.  It proved a thrilling and dangerous journey, and one filled with a cast of colourful (and sometimes lecherous) characters.

Antonia has authored three travel books recounting her adventures, and when not travelling or writing enjoys public speaking. She has spoken to a packed audience of 750 at the Royal Geographical Society’s Monday Night Lectures, given talks at schools, festivals and events all over the country and regularly writes for a variety of magazines, amongst them Wanderlust, Ride, Overland Journal, Geographical and Lonely Planet Traveller. In between all of this Antonia is a freelance TV producer, most recently working on 'Joanna Lumley’s India'.

Antonia's website can be found here

A 'moped supermarket' complete with pink plastic bonsai
Old lady in Dong Loc, Vietnam
Laotian hut on the road to La Hap, built on old US cluster bomb casings
Crossing a river in southern Laos