I've just left Perth after 7 years down unda. 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 – so I'm drawn to natural places and tranquil wilderness. I climb things: rocks, trees, public art, and sometimes buildings. I'm almost exclusively into non-motorised outdoor experiences. My hobby of travel photography has become more serious recently (brag alert: I can now call myself an 'award winning photographer'). I try to live sustainably (while continuing to shower regularly) and volunteer in various projects/campaigns to help others reduce their impact on the planet.
I enjoy analysing human behaviour (including mine), and I love to read/discuss behavioural economics, neuroscience, and philosophy. My life involves a lot of learning, personal growth, and self-improvement. Frankly, I need someone who's on a similar mission with whom I can learn and be challenged, together. But also be humbled, inspired, and made fun of! So 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 won't!)
**Update** I've left Fremantle, and will be travelling through 2015/2016 focusing on writing and photography. Destinations include Sumatra; the 'Stans; Toronto; Vancouver; surfing/climbing the west coast of the USA; Cuba, and Toronto again. Currently in Toronto, until at least February!**
Now I'm taking a year off to pursue photography projects, and to write stories of culture, adventure, and experiential-travel philosophies on my website.
But always: I'm 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 alt / electronic.
Food: A varied mix of ethnic foods. Japanese; Ethiopian; Indian; Chinese. I am mostly vegetarian, but you may call me an 'opportunivore'.
You watch TED, know what DSLR stands for, feel connected with natural places, live sustainably, enjoy maple syrup, or want to visit obscure places like Madagascar, Bangladesh, or Papua.
Our ratings are really high for 'match'. Or 'enemy'. Both situations could be fun!