Dave8629
32London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Here are the essentials:

Environmentalist. Scuba diver. Globe trotter. Feminist. Small gig lover. Climber. Researcher. Bibliophile. Working in international development.

And the longer version:

Inexplicably in 2014 I landed an amazing job, working in environmental policy to support sustainable development and poverty reduction in the developing world. Most of my work focuses on south Asia, so I get to travel for work, which is basically a dream come true.

In London I try to explore as much as possible - going to concerts, eating amazing food, a good dose of highbrow cultural exploration, a corresponding dose of hedonistic events, afternoons spent curled up with a book in a hidden cafe, hosting dinner parties with friends, drinking in the cellar at Gordon's Wine Bar, and going to random lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

But while all that is fun, what I really want is to find the perfect person who also wants to quit their job and spend next year exploring south Asia - hiking, diving, tiger safari-ing and eating our way from place to place...Applications are now open!
What I’m doing with my life
Daydreaming
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Bob Dylan, Tallest Man on Earth, Dispatch, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Nina Simone, Beirut, The Tragically Hip, Hey Rosetta, Craig Cardiff, Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Fela Kuti.

Books: I spend way more time/money on books than is possibly healthy...so this list could be way longer. A few favourites:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Catch-22, A Fine Balance, The History of Love, Cloud Atlas, Shantaram, House of Leaves, Midnight's Children, Ishmael, Time Traveller's Wife, Oryx and Crake, Norwegian Wood, the English Patient, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2666, The Goldfinch, The Land of Green Plums, If on a winters night a traveler, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Runaway.

Films: Before Sunrise, There Will Be Blood, The Pianist, Waking Life, Schindler's List, Eyes Wide Shut, Superbad, Life Aquatic. Basically anything by Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Linklater or the Coen Brothers.

Food: I couldn't live without Indian food...but also Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indonesian are favourites. In fact, I think I spend more time focusing on food then on my career. Also, cheese is it's own category of food, right?
Six things I could never do without
Scuba diving
Music - small gigs, or sitting on a train watching the world pass by
Sex & intimacy
Second-hand book stores
Lazy mornings
Cheese
Biodiversity
Mountains and the ocean - a shout out to my home on the West Coast

That's 9. It's more fun to break the rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next adventures - next up Nepal! Climate change, poverty reduction, new recipes, how to escape into nature more often. Climbing.
You should message me if
You are confident, funny, smart, thoughtful and globally-minded. You climb. Epicurean traits are absolutely essential! If you think that thunderstorms are sexy I think we might be on the right track...

Or if you want to throw it all away and go traveling to India in 2018...
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