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Sue Llewellyn was born in the 60's. She has traveled extensively for over 20 years and lived on three continents. Born in the UK she then moved Australia to live and work for a while when she met her partner Mitch. Sue has been blogging about her backpacking experiences since 2011.
Her first adventure was a trip to America at the age of eighteen. Since then she has become an affirmed traveler who loves to seek out new experiences around the world. Her other interests are photography and writing. For many years she had stories floating around in her head about her travels and the people she met along the way but never had the courage to commit them to paper. All that changed when on one of her journeys she became extremely ill and had to return home for an operation. Whilst waiting for surgery and a conclusive diagnosis she started a travel blog to keep her mind occupied and also to write about the people who had enriched her life. Sue wrote her first book "A Samian Summer", which contains stories and photographs about her time in a small Greek village on the relatively unknown island of Samos, in 2014 and published it in 2015.
In 2013 Sue backpacked around Southern Africa for five months. Along the way she met a local trying desperately to make enough money to build a house to support his wife and child by running a seafood beach bar and restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania. At the time he was a one man operation and dreamed of owning three bungalows and a successful restaurant. By reviewing the restaurant on the net and introducing him to a friend who was teaching tourism, Sue set in motion a serious of events that led to the Beach Bungalow Build. Sue returned to Zanzibar at the end of her travels to assist with the project, planning to stay a few weeks but ended up living in the isolated village of Pingwe for over two months. The story of life on the island and progress of the build is depicted through a series of connecting stories and photography in her second book "The Beach Bungalow Build - Zanzibar".