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Zesty and spirited, yet calm and extremely tolerant of others. I am an open-minded person who loves listening to and learning from others. I crave adventure and am at my happiest when travelling, taking in first-hand the country and it´s people.
Colne, Lancashire, England
In local newspapers, university newspaper and also in a South African lifestyle magazine. I have also contrubuted stories on the BBC World Service´s World Today Programme.
Travelling is the best way of learning.
The Amazon Jungle. Incredible and somewhat crazy at the same time. The vastness and power of the rainforest is profound. Camping in the jungle overnight was probably one of the scariest and craziest things I have ever done, but also one of the best. Sleeping in a hammock, under a star-filled sky, surrounded by nature and wildlife (including jaguars and snakes!) isn´t something you get to experience everyday!!
Ending up at a random festival in France (Bayonne Festival) that I didn´t know was taking place and had no idea what it was about. Everyone was dresed in white clothes with red neck ties around their necks. (My friend and I were the only people not in this attire!) Bull fighting, fireworks, street music and lots of dancing were just some of the festivities taking place. The most bizzare thing about the festival was the ritual of drinking a concoction of Coca Cola and red wine and spitting it at each other. We made friends with a bunch of French people, who took us under their wing and showed us the Bayonne way of partying until sunrise! A bizarre experience but one of my most memorable.
General - Learn some of the local language and also a bit about the history and local customs. Not only does it show a tremendous amount of respect for the people, it is also an invaluable tool of conversation, whether just ordering food in a cafe or having a debate in a local bar. Practical - Take some rehydration sachets and anti-diorreah tablets. They are invaluable. You WILL get ill at some point.
Such a difficult question!!! So many places in the world I dream of visiting. At present, it is Colombia. The reason? I've heard so many fascinating stories about the wonderful people. Would also like to learn more about the political situation and history of the country.
I have travelled extensively around Europe, including spending some time interrailing and also a year living in Germany. In recent years I have also taken backpacking and holiday trips to USA, Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia), South Africa and most recently Brazil and Argentina.
I am travelling around Argentina and Chile - mainly Patagonia, then off to Bolivia and Peru. Who knows after that....
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