I've just moved to Melbs after 7 years in Perth. This is 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 – so I'm drawn to natural places and tranquil wilderness. I climb things: rocks, trees, public art, and sometimes buildings. I'm into the outdoors, and almost exclusively non-motorised experiences therein. My hobby of travel photography has become more serious recently (brag alert: I can now call myself an 'award winning and published photographer'). I try to cycle everywhere, grow things, and generally live sustainably and volunteer in various projects/campaigns (as well as working in the clean energy sector) to help others reduce their impact on the planet .
I enjoy analysing human behaviour (including mine), and I love to read/discuss philosophy, behavioural economics, and neuroscience. My life involves a lot of learning and self-improvement. Frankly, I need someone who's on a similar mission with whom I can learn and be challenged together. But also I need to be humbled, inspired, and made fun of! So even better if you're silly and sarcastic – I've learned to embrace my inner-sarcastic since moving to Aus, so I hope you don't take yourself too seriously (because I won't!). Is there anything in life too serious to be joked about? Nah.
**Update** I've left Fremantle, travelled through 2015/2016 (including the Central Asian 'Stans; surfing/climbing the west coast of the USA; crowdfunding a photography book; and focusing on writing and photography. I just moved to Melbourne!**
In 2015 I took off for 1 year+ to pursue photography projects, and to write stories of culture, adventure, and experiential-travel philosophies on my website. Just this July I moved to Melbs to start a dream job in the renewables industry!
But forget the CV – my life is also about building character and trying to make the most of life – because it's the only one you get (unless you're Buddhist)
Films: I enjoy documentaries (especially those with 'BBC' or 'Earth' in their title), but love clever films with interesting plot twists (think Tarantino, Aronofsky, and Guy Ritchie)
Music: Medicine for the People; Radiohead; Fat Freddy's Drop, The Tragically Hip; Avalanche City; Rise Against; Iron & Wine; Jose Gonzales; and an assortment of folk and alt-electronic.
Food: A varied mix of ethnic foods like Japanese; Mexican; Ethiopian; Indian; Chinese. I am mostly vegetarian, but you may call me an 'opportunivore'.
Or if our ratings are really high for 'match' – or 'enemy'. Both situations could be fun!