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I think writing a list of places I don't want to visit will be easier that listing the ones I want to visit. Travel is my drug and I don't want to quit. A self confessed scenery junkie I can't help looking out of the window at everything from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the lakes of Macedonia to the jungles of Mexico to the 49 bus across Battersea bridge. Even after 1 and a half years leading in South East Asia the sight of rice padding fields and temples still takes my breath away. Getting up at 4am to see sunrise at Angkor Wat 24 times is still a thrill. I love chilling out in out of the way places with the locals trying to avoid eating weird food, so far managed only a tarantula leg. Still three quarters of the world left to see next stop Africa.
I grew up in Tuscany between olive groves and vineyards and I then moved to Ireland (where my mother is from) where I discovered that yeast and malt can also be quite useful! Language studies were the main focus at school and they allowed me to gain an insight into various cultures in the countries that I have visited. Some of the highlights of my travels would be: Canyoning and rock-climbing in Picos de Europa, swimming with wild dolphins and skydiving in New Zealand, scuba diving in Honduras, train spotting in Cuba (as in trying to spot the train that has been delayed by five hours) , meeting my wife in a pub in Dublin and savouring the best of the culinary delights in every country I have visited.
My favourite place, so far, is probably Guatemala and my favourite cuisine (beside the obvious) is any stall on the side of the road in Thailand
My love of travel first started when I went inter railing around Europe as a young student wetting my appetite to explore new destinations and cultures. Over the years I have indulged further with my passion for travel taking me to a diversity of amazing countries such as trekking some of the remotest parts of the Great Wall in China, camping out under the star lit skies of the Western Desert in Egypt, being enchanted in mystical Tibet, losing myself amongst the peaceful temples of Kyoto in Japan. I have also enjoyed working in the travel industry for nearly 10 years giving me the opportunity to expand on my experience and so finding my path at Exodus Travels.