"you are the fountain of the sun I am the shadow of a willow you fall upon my forehead I melt you slip into my heart it spills open you surround me with such sweetness I make you my home" rumi Born in Montreal to my Trinidadian mother and British father. Duo citizen of the U.K and Canada Grew up between Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and India. Spent a good part of my life on the family farm in southern Quebec Family in England, Scotland, France, Australia, South Africa, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and all over Canada. I have Catholic, Protestant, Hindu & Jewish family and don't adhere to any particular religion. Studied: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Hebrew and Arabic Now Studying Journalism in Montreal. Highlights of my life and near death experiences: -motorcycling across the Himalayas in a snow storm & finding shelter with nomads, who saved my life and fed me, until the storm passed -Surviving a car bomb in Kashmir -Walking 22,000lkm across India to the Tibet border - Sleeping in a cave and showering in a waterfall - going on a 10 day Camel trek in the Marwar desert with local Gypsies (in India & Pakistan) - Being jailed in India - Meeting the Dalai Lama - being interviewed by the CBC and other networks - hitch hiking from Costa Rica to Mexico - being attacked with a machete (very big knife) in El Salvador - finding a dead body floating in a river and reporting it to police, only to hear that "it happens all the time" (India) - Living on a biological reserve in the Jungle in Costa Rica - spending time with the Aboriginal people in Panama's rain forest - Climbing the Chirripo Grande, seeing the Atlantic & pacific oceans at the same time from the summit - Saving an old man's life by translating for him and getting him medicine - Crossing through the Panama canal on a cruiser ship - Paragliding in India - white water rafting in Nepal - Kissing on the roof of a moving train (Nepal)
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