I've just left Perth after 7 years. It's the third continent I've called home. 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 forested lakeside cottage, 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 my hobby of travel photography has become more serious recently. I try to live sustainably (while continuing to shower regularly and avoiding dreadlocks) and volunteer in various projects/campaigns to help others reduce their impact on the planet.
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 through 2015/2016 focusing on writing and photography. I'll be in the 'stans April-June, Toronto July-Aug; Vancouver September; surfing/climbing the west coast Oct-Nov, then Toronto again in December. Just an FYI, in case you want to meet up along the way! **