Heather Ellis – Timeless on the Silk Road

Speaker: Heather Ellis

 After riding her Yamaha TT600 across Africa, Heather Ellis rides the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity from London to Hanoi. What unfolds is a journey of courage, hardship and immense natural beauty as she rides through Europe, Turkey and Central Asia and into the land of the heavenly mountains to discover the ancient traditions of the nomads.

Timeless On The Silk Road is the story of what happens next when Heather is diagnosed with HIV in London. She is thirty years old and is given five years to live. It is 1995 when death from AIDS is inevitable. Believing this is her last adventure, her one last search for meaning, Heather’s journey ultimately becomes one of destiny. Infused with a deep spiritual power, it is also a story that leaves the reader considering their own ‘time less’ journey called life.

Timeless On The Silk Road (Phonte 2019) is Heather’s eagerly anticipated second book and follows the bestselling Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (Black Inc. 2016), a travel memoir about a life-changing adventure into the soul of Africa.

Heather has worked as a radiation safety technician, a motorcycle courier in London, a journalist for News Ltd and in communications in international development. She is the current Chair of Positive Women Victoria and also sits on the Victorian Government’s motorcycle road safety advisory group, the Motorcycle Expert Advisory Panel (MEAP). She lives in the Yarra Valley, near Melbourne, Australia with her three children… and as well as her beloved Yamaha TT600, she also rides a Triumph Thruxton and a Moto Guzzi V50.

For more details visit: www.heather-ellis.com



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Europe, Turkey and Central Asia



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