Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean
Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean
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A fearful teenager who found her freedom through travel, Marsha Jean left Hong Kong aged 18 and just kept going

  • Marsha Jean flew to Australia thinking to end her life, but realised she could travel and began exploring. Working here and there, she’s visited 40 countries
  • Five years in, Jean is in no hurry. ‘I take my time,’ she says. And by confronting her doubts and fears, she’s gained ‘life skills I never imagined I’d have’

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Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean
Marsha Jean in Sarek National Park, Sweden. The nomadic 23-year-old from Hong Kong has been on the road for almost six years, and has hitchhiked alone from Iran to France and cycled solo through Central Asia. Photo: Courtesy of Marsha Jean
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