I started travelling at the age of 7, when my father was posted to Bangkok. (In those not-so-VERY-far-off days we went by sea, from Southampton to Penang, and thence by train!) Since then, I have had the privilege of living on four continents, and visiting a great many countries.
I returned to London in 2001, after ten years in Chile and Croatia (and beyond). It was good to be able to enjoy all the museums and galleries, and especially the theatre. And at the beginning of 2008 I retired, to Rio, my first posting, where I enjoy long walks along the spectacular beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana (both around 500m from the flat), as well as further travels farther afield. See my Rio pages for restaurant tips here.