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Last Login:
Aug 28, 2011

Member Since:
Oct 12, 2008

Citizen of:
Belgium

Languages Spoken:
French, English, Spanish, a little Dutch and Mandarin Chinese

Travel Style:
Budget

Preferred transportation:
Walking

Interests:
Adventure, Camping, Culture, Hiking, History, Horse-riding, Kung Fu, Outdoors, Photography, Reading, Snorkeling, Trekking, Wildlife Watching, Yoga

Relationship Status:
In a relationship

Interested in:
Males

I travel because:
I love to experience new cultures, traditions and landscapes. It makes me realize how fortunate I am with my life!

Perfect meal:
thai yellow curry, butter chicken, bejing duck, dim sum, chicken katsu curry, cao lau, white rose, nems, pork in claypot, Hue imperial cuisine

Never travel without:
my camera

When not traveling I'm:
planning my next trip

Marie T.

 
I'm from Belgium but I have been living in London for the last 14 years. I enjoy traveling immensely and am fortunate to be able to go on 2 big trips each year. I have seen a lot of Asia and know China particularly well as I traveled there 5 years in a row! A love and practice of Shaolin kung fu is what brought me there initially and I was fortunate to train near the Shaolin Temple. Getting off the beaten track is surprisingly easy in China, as long as you can speak a little Mandarin, and it is so rewarding! Far from the polluted cities are many ancient treasures waiting to be discovered. I tend to see a country thoroughly rather than visiting too many at once, as I believe it takes a while to understand a new culture and you can't do some countries such as China and India justice by only spending a couple of weeks there. Mongolia has to be one of my most memorable trips, camping in complete wilderness is just awesome! Ladakh is also a place close to my heart, trekking opportunities are endless there and there is something very spiritual and unique about the place. I have just returned from Peru and had the most amazing trip. I especially loved the mountains around Huaraz, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!
If you want to see more of my photos, you can have a look at my photostream on Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariedragon/

Travel Scorecard

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Marie has been to 472 cities and 29 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: has written a book's worth
Overall TravelCred score:
16020
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