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 116 countries that I have visited so far. My future travel wish list includes Belarus, Mongolia and Yemen.
My first travel book Tearing up the Silk Road was published by Garnet Publications in August 2012. More recently, my second book Voodoo, Slaves and White Man's Graves: West Africa and the End of Days was published via Wicked World. In the future, I intend to visit many more countries, write a best selling novel, and become an intergalactic time traveller.