I’ve been vegan since 2008, a transition from vegetarianism which was brought about by wanting to stay healthy while traveling. I have been living mainly in South Korea since. It is my second home.
New Zealand is my home, and it’s beautiful.
But I haven’t lived there in a long time …. The world is just so big. And I love to travel.
The Salar de Uyuni
I love nature in all it’s forms, complexity and spellbindingness.
Puma in La Paz, Bolivia
From the great predators I fear, to the cheeky relationships nature creates for survival.
The Amazon: Fresh food put out for the monkeys has become a trap set by the caimen.
I love to garden and watch things grow. Although my garden isn’t this good.
I like to think that my glass jars of herbs are developing nicely.
An Eco-Yoga village I worked at in Argentina
I enjoy a drop of wine … or two.
I adore art. I pretend that I know art. But I really just adore it.
Picassco’s Guernica in Madrid, Spain
What I do know is science. The world is such an amazing and fascinating place as it is. Without all the faux cream and GE-strawberries. I want my nature plain, and unflavored.
La Llareta is a shrub living in the Atacama desert of Chile. The green colour comes from the thousands of tiny leaves tightly packed in. Amazingly, some La Llareta have been found to be 3,000 years old. As for this one, I hesitate to guess.
And of course, as my decision to become a vegan stemmed from ethical and moral objections, I am passionate about animal rights.
Factory farms I witnessed and smelt first hand. Where thousands of birds spent their lives in cages barbed from all sides.
And once you begin to investigate the treatments of animals, which leads into the origin of your food, you soon become hooked on nutrition.
So inevitably you read a lot. And I love reading. Thanks goodness I found a library here, otherwise my paycheck would go toward funding my habit.
Yet there’s always time for music.
Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2010- with Belle and Sebastian, Massive Attack and Vampire Weekend.
Oh and how could I forget my Dog Mungmi. A complete sweetheart….
…and cats Hunter and Kitty-Boo