I was born to a physicist prof father and English teacher mother in Auckland, New Zealand. During Dad’s sabbatical leave years, I went trick-or-treating in Colorado when I was 6, bagged castles and cathedrals in Germany at 14, and conjugated German verbs in Austria at 21. Since then I’ve been capped in chemistry, theology and arts at the University of Auckland, where I develop the e-learning website Bestchoice. Along the way I taught English to cute camp kids in Seoul and adult students in Bangalore, practised Hindi greetings in Delhi and programmed online from Kuala Lumpur, where I relished the food and tackled Malay. I tramp sporadically, run weekly, rarely use Facebook, and read every day.
During 2015 I’m back in India and Southeast Asia.
All journeys have secret destinations
of which the traveler is unaware.