I keep active by weight lifting and wall climbing. In the summer, I enjoy spending time out in the sun, especially in nature. I enjoy hiking and I tried climbing outdoors for the first time this past summer. I'm planning to go both hiking and outdoor climbing a lot next summer. In the winter, I enjoy skiing, and cuddling up with a good movie, and keeping active indoors to stay away from the freezing cold.
I love traveling. I find it interesting to explore different cultures and go sightseeing in different countries. In the winter it is also amazing to escape Calgary on a trip where I can spend the bulk of my time sitting on a beach reading a good book. In the last six months I have traveled to Japan, Thailand, and Beijing.
I enjoy reading. My favorite genres are contemporary and historical fiction. That is, the type of books where the author has meticulously researched the location and the time period such that even though the book is fiction it would have been possible for it to be a true story. I occasionally read non-fiction as well, but I tend to prefer my non-fiction in the form of documentaries.
I'm a bit of a board game nerd. I enjoy the more complex strategy games and I try to get some friends together to play once every few weeks. Some of my favorites include through the ages, Agricola/caverna, and terra mystica.
I'm looking for more than just a fling and I hope to find someone intelligent and ambitious who shares my interests.
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Memoirs of A Geisha
The Book of Negroes
The Secret Daughter
I also love food. My favorites include steak and sushi, but I could generally go for almost anything. My least favorite foods are anything really spicy. I do not do well with spicy food.
My favorite shows are currently House of Cards, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, and Game of Thrones.