I've just left Perth after 7 years there – the third continent I've lived upon. There's no denying I'm in love with independent travel, especially in obscure countries. I love how people – from Amritsar to Zanzibar, from Arequipa to Urumqi – can be so different and yet so much alike. This world is amazing.
I grew up balancing time between a big city and quiet lakeside forest, and so I'm drawn to natural places and tranquil wilderness. I climb things – rocks, trees (especially to get figs), public art, and sometimes buildings. Since I'm almost exclusively into non-motorised outdoor experiences, and lived in windy Perth, my newest passion is kitesurfing. And more recently, my hobby of capturing inspiring and educational photographs from around the world has become more serious. I try to live sustainably (but I'm not a feral) and volunteer in various projects/campaigns to help others reduce their impact.
I'm an analytical person, and love to discuss and philosophize. My life involves a lot of learning, personal development, and self-improvement. I love those people who humble, inspire, laugh with/at, or teach me. And even better if they're silly and sarcastic – I've learned to embrace my inner-mischief while in Australia, so I hope you don't take yourself too seriously (because I don't!)
**Update** I've left Fremantle, and will be travelling until 2016 focusing on writing and photography. I'll be in the 'stans 7 weeks, Toronto at least all of July, then eventually surfing/climbing the west coast for a few months. Just an FYI, in case you want to connect along the way! Now, my profile...**