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Last Login:
Jun 26, 2010

Member Since:
Oct 16, 2008

Website:
My website

Citizen of:
United Kingdom

Languages Spoken:
English, A smattering of wherever I travel to

Travel Style:
Shoe-string, Budget, In the middle, Mix & Match

Interests:
Abseiling, Conservation, Cooking, Music, Photography, Reading, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Theatre, Travel, Trekking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Yoga

Relationship Status:
Single

Travel Status:
Hitting the road

Interested in:
Females

Occupation:
IT

I travel because:
I can, see main part of profile

Perfect meal:
Food!

Never travel without:
A book, a camera, puku the sheep

Last thing I broke:
Not broke as such, but nice burn across my wrist from a hot coal

The thing I always forget:
I don't!

Travel inconveniences I could do without:
Thankfully travelling chills me out

When not traveling I'm:
Making the most of living in London 8-)

Graham R.

 
I'm me!? And my friends would agree with that! Things that stand out are that I got the travel bug back in 97 and have managed a couple of trips a year since to out of the way places ... see map! Hmm, do I like Africa?! I'm interested in wildlife and conservation and my trips often lean that way but visited many so called developing countries. Visiting these places helps to put things into perspective ... and it's a wonderful thing to do! It may even lessen my cynicism!!! 8-) My biggest trips have been when I managed to take a sabbatical and I headed off to South Africa for 12 weeks; 8 weeks on a conservation course and 4 weeks just travelling from PE to Cape Town. I even received my pass certificate from FGASA - Field Guides Assosiation of Southern Africa. It's only for Level 1 theory and not the practical (not enough time), but it's nice to have. My other big trip is when I resigned from work and took a career break. For this I crossed Russia by rail in 30 days and then worked my way down/across China for by rail and river for 30 days. I finished up at Macau and Hong Kong before heading back home to London. I'm now back to working and 'normal' holidays! Well semi normal ... I went to Antarctica in Nov 2008 via the Falklands and South Georgia and this summer I am off to the Arctic via Svalbard and three weeks to the Galapagos in March 2010. Other activities I've done include: I got my PADI open water back in 2002 and will get round to doing more. Will try most things and have skied, parachute jumped, abseiled, zipped wired through rainforest canopies and have white water rafted several times in warmer climes, cold water isn't appealing! I also like walking but don't do as much of it as I'd like to. I even ended up on a horse in SA and also sat on a bike for the first time in years. Despite the sore behind I really should get myself a bike and get out there again! I'm a big music fan and go out to the Academy, Koko, Empire, Water Rats and Hoxton Square bar amongst others on a regular basis with friends; music tastes vary from indie, dance, world, rock and back. I must be getting older too as the frequency of theatre trips is increasing!! Especially enjoy the Fringe so often go to the Soho Theatre in Dean Street, Tricycle and Bush theatres.I also like films and eating out at interesting little places around town with friends. I guess I have come to the conclusion it's better to work to live, than live to work. And that although I take some things seriously ... that doesn't include myself all the time 8-) I also like photography and can occasionally take some good photos according to friends! Pictures from some of my travels can be found at My Flickr Site http://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderlustg/

Travel Scorecard

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Graham has been to 257 cities and 44 countries and counting...
Worldly: is a globetrotter
Danger: laughs in the face of danger
Roughing it: wrestles lions & drinks gas for breakfast
Shrewdness: fits in with the locals
Off the beaten track: is allergic to tourists
Depth of Knowledge: knows a lot & has written a bunch
Overall TravelCred score:
3475
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