Miriam Lancewood was born in a loving home in a village in the Netherlands in 1983. After completing her university degree, she worked for a year in Zimbabwe, then traveled to India. And in India she met her now husband Peter.
Peter had resigned from his job as university lecturer in New Zealand and had moved to India to live like a ‘modern nomad’. He had lived five years in India when they met. Together they hiked over eight mountains ranges in the Himalaya, journeyed for years through South East Asia, including Papua New Guinea,
and eventually they ended up in Peter’s home country: New Zealand.
Miriam worked for a while as a teacher, then they decided to give up all their worldly belongings and move into the mountains with a tent and bow and arrow. They wanted to learn how to survive in the wilderness, and find out what happens to body and mind when living in the beauty of the wildest nature on earth.
Miriam’s memoir WOMAN IN THE WILDERNESS (2017) became an International Bestseller and was translated into five languages. Her second book WILD AT HEART came out last November. Have a look at “Books” in the menu above.