Since 2008 I've been in Perth, making this the third continent I've lived upon. There's no denying I'm addicted to 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 the quiet wooded lakeside, and am drawn to naturally beautiful places and tranquil wilderness. I rock climb — but I've been known to climb trees (especially to get figs), public art, and buildings too. I try my best to capture inspiring and educational photographs, and even earn enough money selling the photos to pay for my hobby. I'm also passionate about living sustainably (without being extreme—I shower!) and volunteer in various projects/campaigns to help others reduce their impact.
Things I practice but am not very good at: Walking on my hands, growing worms (in the wormbin, not my intestine), playing frisbee and guitar (not simultaneously), meditation, sailing, surfing, kitesurfing, and spinning poi.
I'm an analytical person, and love to discuss and philosophize. My life seems to involve a lot of learning, personal development, and self-improvement. I love those who humble, inspire, laugh at, or teach me.