Surviving volcanoes, sharks, pirates, dragons,
a shipwreck, motorbike crashes, and the 2012 predicted world end… Adeena
Gerding, (A.K.A. the Bearfoot Gypsy) has expended at least 14 of her 9
lives. At twenty-two, the thaasophobic South African stepped out of her front
door and found herself perfectly lost in the world. After years spent studying
and preparing to adult, she found travel to be a far better teacher and growing
up to be over-rated.
In more than a decade of unprecedented
adventures, Adeena has accidentally sailed across oceans and cycled across
continents. She is living proof that hitchhiking does not always kill you. The
vagabond wanderluster has taken breaks from adventures to manage bands and
companies, teach rock climbing and survival skills, write for newspapers and
create some TV shows, amongst many other things that sound far less exciting.
When not feeding her anorexic bank account, she has also paused to help
communities in need and lend her grubby hands to worthy projects. Her biggest
accomplishments to date are once fixing an engine with a clove of garlic and
making death blink.
While Adeena doesn’t own wives, children, or a
husband, she does have an oversized Teddy Bear to care for.