Meet explorer, Buddhist and spiritualist Alexandra David-Neel – Probably one of the most remarkable women of her time. I stumbled upon knowledge of her when I was researching Tibet and I am so happy to have found her. In 1911 this fascinating woman went alone to Lhasa and befriended the 13th Dalai Lama when that area of the world was still closed to foreigners. And this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the adventures this woman had in the East (for example, she lived for a while as a spiritual hermit in a cave near the Himalayas.) Why isn’t there a blockbuster film about this woman?

Read about her here, and here. Maybe you will be as inspired by her spirit as I am.