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  • Fluent in English
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Photographer
  • BA Film & Photography
  • From Cork
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About Me


Currently I'm walking from Scotland to New Zealand in aid of UNICEF


My name is James Thomas, I'm a photographer, documentary filmmaker and aspiring adventurer, and in January 2012 I'm going to begin the biggest challenge of my life, walking from Edinburgh, Scotland to Dunedin, New Zealand.

Born in a small village in the west of Ireland in the early eighties, I've always had a desire to expand my horizons and explore the world around me. Since leaving my village over ten years ago, I have travelled conventionally and extensively through Europe, The Middle East, Asia and The Indian Sub-Continent, always with the intent of photographing and documenting the people and places I encountered along my way.

Currently I'm living in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I have worked and studied for the past five years and where I'm preparing to begin my journey to the other side of the world. As part of my preparation I have designed and built this webiste so that people will be able to follow the progress of my expedition.

This journey will be a huge learning curve and I have no idea what to fully expect, except that I have to embrace the unexpected. It will challenge my view of the world and be a test of physical endurance but I know it will be a worthwhile adventure!


Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've just started using couch surfing again


I've mainly surfed


Film, photography, people and places

  • photography
  • documentaries
  • walking
  • adventure races
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

Books - George Orwell, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Bach, Paulo Coelho and other mind expanding authors
Movies - Hitchcock, Tarantino, Kubrick, Jarmusch, Jonze, Gondry,
Music - Rock, Indie, Alternative, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Country, Punk, everything really except anything Simon Cowell or Louis Walsh has anything to do with.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I decided to walk around the world - nothing I've done previously can top that!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, Palestine, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In


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