Personal Interests & Hobbies

I am a keen traveler and have worked and vacationed in many places including Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, The United States, China, South East Asia and South America. I always like to participate in the local adventure sports and my achievements have included climbing Mount Kenya at 17,000 ft, climbing active volcano Mount Bromo on Java at 7,500ft, jungle trekking, grade 6 white-water rafting, glacier hiking, and river boarding glacial waters in Canada.

My goal in life is to obtain my Motorcycle Maintenance license and bike from Cairo to Cape Town.

Climbing active volcano Mount Bromo on Java, Indonesia
The Great Wall of China – the old part, not the tourist part, the part where you have to traverse a 200ft dam first just to get onto it! – slight case of vertigo!
Athabasca glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
River boarding glacial waters in the Canadian Rockies – TWO wetsuits, people! – it was THAT cold!

I always try to immerse myself in local culture and have learned many language and culinary skills on my travels. I am currently learning Spanish which I am really enjoying – my Venezuelan teacher says my accent is very convincing(!) I also enjoy keeping up to date with new technologies and ICT, relaxing with Tai Chi, photography (although, I’m not very good at it!), and am trying to teach myself guitar.

Me and the gang of the Dayat Bar of Pangandaran, Java – funded by a government initiative to assist deaf Indonesians to set up their own business – wonderful people!
My partner of 10 years and I get married Issan style by the elders on the community where he volunteers with an NGO in the North of Thailand
The community of Beung Khan, on the Mekong river, Thailand
A plethora of yummy produce at a Thai market in Issan
Relaxing at 4000ft with a bowl of Sop Buntut, a traditional Indonesian soup

One of the many stunning sunsets over Argentina
One of the many stunning sunsets over Argentina – as seen from Uruguay
Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in Latin America
Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in Latin America
With my fellow 'Andersons', Tartan Day 2013, Buenos Aires...internationally-minded but with Scotland in my heart!
With my fellow ‘Andersons’, Tartan Day 2013, Buenos Aires…internationally-minded but with Scotland in my heart!