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A little bit about me

Based in Carmarthen, Wales U.K. I tend to travel as much as I can. I've recently retired and moved to a secluded valley in South Wales from where I can often be found walking in the Welsh mountains.
I love other cultures - particularly the wonderful people I usually meet. Often I feel very humbled by their charm, openness, friendship and kindness. Recent travels include Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Morocco, South Africa to shoot a calendar and before that to Chile and Argentina. Other trips include the sacred pilgrimage around Mount Kailash in Tibet as well as visiting lake Manasorovar and trekking up to the advanced base camp on Everest. I've also travelled widely in Syria, Iran, Bangladesh and Pakistan and just cannot understand the Islamophobia that pervades much of the western world.
Sometimes I feel like a fish out of water. I can't understand why footballers earn more in a week for kicking a pig's bladder full of air around a grass field than a nurse gets in a year. I don't understand why anyone (almost everyone) moans about their lot in the west and look glum when my friends in the 'third world' have virtually nothing, no running water, no health care, no job and smile all day long.