Like everyone on this site, I love to experience new places! The things which excite me about places I go are the food (I think you understand so much of a culture when you go out for an authentic local meal), the scenery and especially the wildlife. I love to be near water - unsurprising really, as I practically grew up on a boat - but have yet to combine the love of wildlife and water by learning to dive.
I usually travel with my plus one, Rosie, and to date we've been to Greek islands, Thailand, various parts of France and done a really good tour of northern Italy, Germany and Austria. I've also spent a fair amount of time in Africa, for both work and pleasure purposes and have explored more of South East Asia with my friends! I guess watch this space to see where else I go!
(PS, I grew up in Plymouth and now live in London (both UK))
February 19th 2012
A retrospective entry as my first - this one was more of a work trip than a proper travelling experience, but I was on Yell for three weeks, staying with a really lovely couple in Mid Yell and managed to get a few good walks, some awesome wildlife spotting and Up-Helly-AA in. So, as a word of forewarning, there won't be too many tips about accomodation and getting around, as most of that was sorted for me, but hopefully a good read nonetheless! Getting there: Getting to Yell was an absolute nightmare, although not the most difficult place I'd ever tried to get to (at least there is a regular ferry!). I left the accomodation I was in on the Saturday morning and headed with all my belongings in a rucksack (the rest was at my ... read more