"Off the map, for a while" Orbital_'s Profile
Well there I go falling off the face of the planet again. I think it's going to take a while before I really re-engage again with VT. Ah oh, in case you didn't know I have the best of excuses. After a long wait I commenced Police training in August 2006, and I am now on independent patrol in a small market town somewhere in the north of the UK.
Suffice as to say; the work is varied, interesting and often eyeopening. However the workload, the stress and the paperwork... I'm struggling to hang on at times. Time off is generally spent resting, and recovering from the pace.
Better wage = more chance to travel now, and recent years have seen me meet an amazing woman who shares my passion for travel. We got engaged in Douz, Tunisia, in November 2012, atop a dune on the edge of the Sahara Desert, and we're presently planning a wedding, and what promises to be an amazing honeymoon.
Anyway, hope you're all well and I will be back in touch properly once things settle down.
For those who've chanced upon this page, well now, how to introduce myself? Where to start? I like to think I'm a 'veteran' backpacker, but then I bump into people who make my global meanderings look like Sunday walks in the park. But hey, with my methods and means I don't think I've done too badly thus far. My passions are threefold when not lost in the warmth of a significant other - travel, music and books. I'm never happier than when indulging in all three, preferably with someone, in some manner of cross-cultural existentialist orgy.
I possess an overactive imagination, am often mesmerised by the simple things in life and simply fascinated by meeting people from abroad and sharing experiences of this crazy planet of ours. That goes for you reading this too.
Countries visited so far:
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong*, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vatican City
[*= pre 1997 visit - hence I count it as a seperate country!]
Country count - 29!
UAE, Qatar - October 2013
Travels in 2012:
Tunisia - October 2012
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