Update: Just returned home following 8 months globetrotting. Care to help me ease back into UK life? I have stories to trade.
Books: Cloud Atlas, The Motor Cycle Diaries, Love in the time of Cholera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Brazzaville Beach, The Island, The Great Gatsby, On the Road
TV: The Wire, Mad Men, Arrested Development, West Wing, Breaking Bad
Films: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lost in Translation, Little Miss Sunshine, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Submarine, The Truman Show, The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption
Music: The Maccabees, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daft Punk, Broken Social Scene, Muse, M83, James Blake, Mumford & Sons. From jazz to EDM, it's always better live.
Food: On a recent trip to South Korea I tried the live octopus. I'll give anything a go, even if it's only one (the live octopus is most definitely only once!)
A novel for the tube
A great bottle of whiskey (just in case)