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About Me


Existential adventurer, raconteur, and inveterate nomad pursuing the least boring options in life


Nomad/Gentleman/Outlaw/Philosopher...Not trying to 'achieve' anything in this life. Just trying to avoid boredom. But its been a fun life so far. Sailed, flown, driven, and hitchiked the world. Been rich, been poor, a few times over now. Haven't had a 'real' job for 20 years, and not looking to start either. Not particularily interested in the rules, what I 'should' be doing, or what others think. Live and learn and learn to live. Live and let's all about perspective.


Take 3 parts Nietzsche, 1 Part Sartre, and a twist of Camus. Sprinkle liberally with Chomsky, then add a dash of Dostoyevsky. Garnish with Kierkegaard (or a little Heidegger for the brave). Stir in a Kafkaesque manner until you realise that all human existence is mired in confusion, fear, and angst and thus; all seems lost.

Simply serve chilled in a tall glass of Authentic Existential Freedom for the rest of your life and enjoy.


I own and operate the TIU FrontPage Hostel in Odessa and the TIU Bolshaya Hostel in Sevastopol.....I was a CSer before I got into the Hostel business so if you need any info about Odessa, Crimea, or travelling in Ukraine in general feel free to send me a message.

  • traveling
  • blogging
  • adventure races
  • business
  • philosophy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I woke up today with yet another opportunity to be who I choose to be, to do as I choose to do, and experience it all again in the way in which I choose.

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Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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