I love travelling. My first real experience was visiting the Greek island of Kalymnos at the age of seventeen, to see my friend who had married a local man. I loved meeting her friends, and later spent three years living in a Japanese fishing village called Saganoseki, located on Kyushu island.
Since then I have visited countries as diverse as Hungary, Korea, Iran, Russia and America. The key to exploring a country is meeting the locals, and I always try to do that as much as possible. Don't be shy - people are usually pleased when you show an interest in their culture.
I now live in my home town of Chester, in the North West of England, and am enjoying rediscovering my own country!