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Dec 27, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
Citizen of:United States
Languages Spoken:English, Twi, Korean, Spanish, all of which are...remedial and I'm being optomistic
Interests:Africa, Anything Outside, Being Inspired., Canoeing, Exploring, Getting Lost, Hearing Their Stories, Hiking, Kayaking, Listening, Meeting New And Interesting People, Photography, Riding My Motorcycle, Scrabble, Telling My Stories, Writing My Book
Travel Status:Saving up to travel
Company:Herald Language Institute
I travel because:I love seeing all the world has to offer from the dirtiest and poorest spots to the most beautiful awe inspiring places and all of them in between!
Perfect meal:Beef Tacos, in a warm flour tortilla with pico de gallo and some fresh guacamole, served with warm tortilla chips and a fruity drink, sitting on a beach with a spattering of people all being mesmerized by the power of the giant waves crashing onto the shore, smelling the salty air and appreciating being in the moment.
Never travel without:my camera-so I can capture every moment of every experience
I wish they invented:A small portable contraption that can instantly dry your clothes after you washed them.
Last thing I broke:I broke my foot chasing a goat, that had escaped from its leash, while I was living in Ghana. Not my best day on this planet
The thing I always forget:Enough Money or Toliet paper,
Travel inconveniences I could do without:Waiting, waiting for a Poda Poda(small bus) to slowly fill up with people to head off to the next destination, Sierra Leone was the worst, 8 hours for the Poda poda to fill up only to go through a check point and get stopped because we didn't have a spare tire!
When not traveling I'm:Working and saving up money to travel to my next destination
I'm easy going, I appreciate the small things in life, and look for the humor in everything, I like the saying 'Look at the world with child like wonder', I keep that in the for front of my mind for my day to day activities. My principles are my guiding force. They are the frame of the car that I drive through life, the fuel being my passion. I follow my moral compass and my gut feelings when I make my decisions. To date my gut, principles, and 'moral compass' have yet to fail or disappoint me.
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Derek has been to 494 cities and 30 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: seeks out new experiences
Depth of Knowledge: has written a novella's worth
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