A journey to the Copper Canyon in Mexico did it for me. From the depths of the canyon, to the heights of joy in two weeks. I've never looked back. Since then I have visited 52 countries, which is not enough by about 140 countries. I have taught English in Chile and Mexico, and also worked in Bulgaria where someone on the other side of the negotiating table promised to 'tear my head off'. I was also once interviewed by Radio Ecuador about civil unrest, as piles of car tyres burned all around me.
Ah well....travel brings unique experiences.
More recently, I have twice walked the Camino de Santiago, the first time walking 1500 kilometres and the second a mere 1200. I can honestly say that these experiences were among the best in my life.
I speak French, German and Spanish and also have a stab at English (despite my Scottish origins.)
My only possession worth having is my passport,
I have been appointed by the Simonseeks editorial team as a Community Moderator, to review and rate guides on a regular basis. Which is great, as I love reading other people's experiences. I am trying to break into the world of travel-writing....watch this space!