My original plan in life was to become an international rock megastar. Unfortunately, nobody understood my art. After around ten years of playing guitar in failed heavy metal groups, I eventually went to university, as a mature student, to read Third World Studies. After this also failed to get me anywhere, I started to teach myself programming and eventually won a studentship to take an MSc in Information Technology.
The map below highlights the 113 countries that I have visited so far. My future travel wish list includes Belarus, Mongolia and Yemen.
I currently work as an analyst/developer in the IT industry, and write on a freelance basis. My first travel book Tearing up the Silk Road was published by Garnet Publications in August 2012 and I have recently completed the first draft for my second book Voodoo, Slaves and White Man's Graves. In the future, I intend to visit many more countries, write a best selling novel, and become an intergalactic time traveller.