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learning to fly
Left my busy London life to set off on a freedom-inspired adventure around the globe, from the cradle of civilization to red centre, on my ´94 BMW motorcycle.
So, with all my bags packed, my motorbike ready, and a few bucks in my pocket I was ready call the road my home for the foreseeable future. 2011..
2013...Successfully crossed Africa. Still alive. Feeling physically tired but triumphant, like a fallen king and chosen poorman, at once married to the dusty path and to a motorbike named Farlap.
People who look like they know always know less than those who dont.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I just like motorbikes...
How forward of you.
Motorcycles, mechanics, wild horses, outback riding, farriery, carpentry, house building, sailing, boat making, world music, free thinking and the adventurous, brave, courgaous heroic people that tackle open seas, wild deserts, inner landscapes and do what has never been done before.
- eating out
- world music
Music, Movies, and Books
Films: Almost Famous, Pharlap, The Worlds Fastest Indian, Big Fish, Barry Lyndon...
Books: Grimms, Bly, Hines, Shakespeare, Siluan, Orwell...
Music: Rebel Soul Music, The Stones, Jurassic 5, Nina Simone, Fat Freddy's Drop, Nostalgia 77, Quantic Soul Orchestra, AC/DC, Johnny Lee Hooker, Laura Marling, Peatbog Faeries, Howlin' Wolf, Cinematic Orchestra, Lauryn Hill, Muddy Waters...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Once I have seen, been burnt out by, slapped by, had my life saved by, yet almost killed by, mother nature, the world and it's savage people, I will tell you something amazing I have seen.
...I once hugged a tree
Teach, Learn, Share
Hrm. I understand some things about motorcycle engines, horsemanship and Australia. I have lived amongst the most glamorous, subversive and dangerous, from selfish cities to snowy mountains, I have stories I will never tell. Though kind of dark, I have run successful international businesses, alone and with friends, lived high rise apartments in London to eating out of cold cans on the road to hell. Been in some deathly situations and lived to tell the tale and it's only going to get wilder.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Botswana, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Serbia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, France, Greece, United Kingdom