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Alessia Armenise

Imagine this. You’re late back from a trek in the remote hillsides of northern Laos. As the light draws in over the hazy mountain range, roadside cafes begin to close and locals head home on their mopeds. You have nowhere to stay and the hotels are full. What do you do?

The brilliant thing about exploring the world is its ability to unearth your inner grit. As explorer Martha Gellhorn said, “Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival”.

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Alessia Armenise

Alessia Armenise is picture editor of Stylist and In her free time you'll find her tasting vegan street food around east London and sharing her (many) opinions on London Fields Radio.

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