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Oct 7, 2011
Oct 14, 2008
Languages Spoken:Australian, Pointing, Grunting
Travel Style:Mix & Match
Interests:Eating Weird Stuff, Passport Stamp Collection, Self-righteous Blogging, Travel Gear Addiction
I travel because:there is always something over the horizon
Perfect meal:fish and chips on a perfect beach
Never travel without:the Doc' (my partner and soulmate)
I wish they invented:the Snoring-Traveller-in-the-Adjoining-Dorm-Bed Silencer (TM)
Last thing I broke:the trip budget (yet again)
The thing I always forget:my wordless phrase book
Travel inconveniences I could do without:that scary sound the plane toilets make when flushing
When not traveling I'm:journeying in my mind
My condition was deemed congenital - a hereditary anomaly resulting from a melting pot lineage. With bloodlines spreading back through Australia, England, Malaysia, Scotland, China and Ireland, it was inevitable that I should suffer from Adventura Travelitis. A tree may have one trunk but the roots can be spread very wide… I am told diagnosis of my malady came early. I popped out of the maternal womb, let out a whooping cry and bungeed headfirst towards the delivery room floor. When the umbilical cord bounced me back into mummy’s arms, I already had a beaming smile and the gleam of wanderlust in my big brown eyes. My infancy took place in my native Australia as well as Indonesia and Malaysia. Pappa was a diplomat, you see, and mum’s family made home in and around Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. My youth was also spent cultivating outdoor and adventurous tendencies. I was pitching tents from an early age and riding my BMX bike way past dinner time whenever I could. I was shown the ropes in my early teens and took to climbing like a fiend – my circumnavigation of the lounge room using doorframes, skirting boards and powerpoints remains a classic to this day. Rock lead to alpine journeys in my twenties as the mountains struck a haunting and resonant chord of my heartstrings. And I traveled the world whenever I could to find relief, salvation and the perfect high. From the roaring Zambezi to the fjords of Patagonia, the castles of Scotland to the wats of Chang Mai… These days, with a little bit more caution and responsibility, the symptoms of Travelitis need less frequent therapy. I am assured by medical experts I can still be a normal, conventional, ordinary person. But … the condition is part of my DNA, my soul, my spirit. And I can’t be strong all the time. So, I still get high once in a while and partake in the odd trip. I hang out with the GeckoGo posse as they peddle their pieces and weave their yarns of adventurous delight. After all, what my doctors don’t know, they’ll never find out… ;-) Casey
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Casey has been to 131 cities and 44 countries and counting...
Worldly: is a globetrotter
Danger: lives on the edge
Roughing it: will sleep naked in the jungle
Shrewdness: fits in with the locals
Off the beaten track: seeks out new experiences
Depth of Knowledge: knows a lot & has written a bunch
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