I’m a 30-something ex-scientist, foodie, foreign-movie aficionado, bibliophile and travel buff. I decided to launch this site to document my travels around the globe, and to connect with other travelers who have an unquenchable thirst to experience new cultures, see new landscapes and sample local foods.
I received my doctorate in Environmental Sciences in 2012 and started working in the publishing industry as soon as I graduated. I have always loved being outdoors, and happiest when I’m anticipating my next travel or food related adventure. When I’m not travelling, I’m most likely reading about someone else’s travelogues e.g. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux or Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
I’ve lived in three different countries over the past 3 decades – Oman, India and the US – sadly often away from family, and the word “home” always invokes many different feelings inside me. For most people, this word elucidates a “constant”, a physical location that signals that you have arrived at your destination, and a place that is not foreign! For me, “home” is in the aroma of “fresh cardamom chai” being prepared with milk and sugar at a roadside stall in New Delhi; in the peeling, tattered covers and the faded pages of Enid Blyton’s book series “St Clare’s” about the lives of young girls in an English boarding-school that I accidentally found in a book shop in Paris, and amongst the towering fragrant Eucalyptus trees on the way to the Muir Woods from Sausalito in San Francisco. Home is a glimpse of the past and a place I’ve yet to invent.
I seek to continue my travels and chronicle my experiences through this blog. Looking forward to hear from other world travelers!