I love seeing new places and I've done a lot of independent travel around Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, etc. I love to have those moments where you gasp because you've seen something you've never seen before, to try new cuisines, and to try to learn new languages and then make comical mistakes. So I'm always hoping to go on a trip!
But I've gotten to do some pretty cool stuff.
-climbed an active volcano
-dined with a rebel militant leader
-gone hiking to see rare carnivorous dragons with razor sharp teeth and septic saliva
-been taken on a private tour of a mid 19th century gunpowder storage facility by a former Australian prime minister
-said hello to the Pope in Sydney just two days after having my wisdom teeth out
-bought a one way budget flight to the central Lithuanian countryside after closing my eyes and waving my finger over a map
-worked for a circus
Basically I'm just saying straight up here that I'm not a slim person, fyi. But I rock it.
Food... well, I love it. I'm always up for trying something new. I especially love Asian food, but I also delighted in the fantastic choices from Latin America in the States. I'm also always more than happy to eat vegetarian, if that's your deal. I also love cooking and trying new recipes.
Music... indie. pop. rock. indie-pop. pop-rock. folk. acoustic. jazz. blues. anything good, as vague as that sounds.
Books... hmm its hard for me to pick a couple of favorites, but one of the ones I have read recently and really enjoyed was "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Exercise... Last year I was having a great time doing walks up Canberra's great hills, going to classes at the gym, doing yoga and swimming laps, but unfortunately I got struck down by a (temporary, non-contagious!) illness so have to take baby steps back into exercise. Hoping to be back to all this soon.
-planes, trains, automobiles or my bike (i.e. a way to see the world!)