To say Alexandra Tolstoy has lived a colourful life is somewhat of an understatement. The self-described “Anglo-Russian adventurer” has travelled by horse and camel (yes, you read that right) for nine months on the Silk Road across central Asia to China, hosted a BBC TV series, written a book about her adventures, spent time rediscovering her family heritage in Moscow (she’s distantly related to famed author Leo Tolstoy), and raised three children in three years. Sound exhausting? That’s only the beginning…

Click here to read Alexandra’s full interview with The Grace Tales