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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Nomadologist | World Explorer | English Teacher and occas...
  • BSc (Hons) Social Science w/ Geography & Anthropology...
  • From Spilsby, Lincolnshire
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To inquisitively walk the Earth and see the World by any means...

ABOUT ME

Hello!, हैलो! Bonjour!, привет! Hola!, مرحبا!, สวัสดี!
and Welcome to Willy J's couch!

PHILOSOPHY

"Nothing, above all is comparable to the new life that a reflective person experiences when he observes a new country, meets new peoples and absobs new culture.Though I am still always myself,
I believe I have been changed to the very marrow of my bones."
“Are you rich?”
“What you call richness?”
“Possessions… lots of money in the bank?”
“Nah… I don’t have that kind of richness…
Rich in peoples and happiness… yeh.”Bob Marley

Interests

TRAVELLING THE WORLD: "BY ANY MEANS"
An obvious one here... but I have dreamed of journeying since my legs could walk and I have lived in near solitude like Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond for over 3 years, earning my freedoms like a fastidious Monk.

The concept of a Nomadic existence has entirely saturated my soul to the point where I now see travel and the only spiritually satisfying and forfilling endeavour. Maybe, this will change one day... but for now "the road is long".

SKYDIVING
Why? Because of the feeling... Life in its purest of forms. Every parachutist is a pioneer. That first jump..! Its a jump into the unknown. It is a leap or a drop or a stumbling step - or even a push - into a new world. It is a world for which nature does not equip us, and for which no description nor stimulation can prepare our senses. Thus, A skydiver is a true explorer, not only of the strange new world that he now enters, but of himself. Leaping into space is against all human instinct.

"Come to the edge," Life said, They said: "We are afraid". "Come to the edge," Life said again,
eventually they came;
Life pushed them... and they flew.

  • culture
  • traveling
  • skydiving

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES & TELEVISION
"Baraka" (1992), "Waking Life" (2001), "Diarios De Motocicleta" (2004), "The Beach" (1997), "Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman; Long Way Down & Long Way Round" (BBCTV; 2004, 2006), "Alain De Botton; Status Anxiety" (2005), "Bruce Parry: Tribe" (2006), "Bear Grylls: Born Survivor" (2007), "Qatsi Triology" (1983-2002)
MUSIC
Jose Padilla, Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Cafe Del Mar Collections, Coldplay, Buena Vista Social Club, Sting, Ladysmith Black Mombasa, Bob Marley, World Music
BOOKS
"Neither here nor there" - Bill Bryson | "The Art of Travel" - Alain De Botton | "Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel" - Rolf Potts | "Marco Polo Didn't Go There" - Rolf Potts | "Hand to Mouth to India" - Tom Thumb | "Rite of Passage" - Lisa Johnson

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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