Was born in Kerala, India just after WW II (in 1946), studied at St.Joseph's College Devagiri Calicut. Initial jobs varied from teacher to fisheries inspector in the Laccadive Islands, Automobile and Aeronautical Enginner, Coconut plantation Manager and Engineering Foreman in a spinning mill. Unhappy with the lot, took up studies again, this time as Polymer Technologist (Rubber) and worked in Northern Ireland as Rubber Chemist in Arntz Belting, and Technical Manager/Director in Enbi Seals Ireland in the Republic. Retired from full-time employment in 2012.
I'm finally off on the trip of my life and looking forward to sharing whatever adventures lie ahead! After two legs (that is South America and Oceania) I still have both my legs intact. Might have lost just a pair of sunglasses so far. I have seen things that I had only dreamed about. The un-ticked on the bucket-list can now be counted on the fingers. Where to next I do not know. Should try to do more journeys overland.
The third was driving trip (2013) was with my wife, as it was more civilised for her. We travelled across the southern states of USA, From Dallas to Tucson, Arizona, then on Route 66 to Las Vagas, taking in Sidona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley. Then on to California's capital (Sacramanto) and finally returning from San Francisco.
In the fourth (2015) flying to Beijing, train to Xi'an for the Terracotta Warriors, to Lhasa on the highest Railway in the World. Organised tour overland to Kathmandu through EBC did not happen due to continued earth quakes.
Currently on the Fifth covering Myanmar, Thailand (north),Laos and Vietnam (south).