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Where I've Been

 

2019

CHINA: 10,000 km van-camping trip around far north-east (following North Korean, Russian + Mongolian borders); staying in the cities of Tianjin & Beijing; traveling the mountainous southern province of Yunnan, with 2 months living in the ancient trading town of Shanxi, China.


2018

Traveling China in the provinces of Henan, Liaoning, Hubei, and Shandong in the mountains of Meng Shan; visiting family in Wellington & Auckland - New Zealand; chilling-out doing art for 3 months at oceanside of Weihai in China.


2017

Living in China, in Beijing, and the provinces of Liaoning and Shandong; traveling England and Ukraine; traveling overland from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea - across Azerbaijan and Georgia; traveling North Korea; working in Shenyang, China.


2016

Travelling Thailand, Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur, India, Indonesia; visiting NZ; living in Shenyang, China.


2015

Working in Linyi in China & traveling Shandong province; traveling overland around Eastern Europe :: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, TransDniester Republic, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria.


2014

Living in Linyi in China & travelling Shandong province; visiting New Zealand; travelling Cambodia & Thailand.


2013

Chillin' in Thailand + Cambodia; traveling overland across Africa: Cairo to Cape Town :: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt; living in Hangzhou, China.


2012

Living in Hangzhou in China, travelling around Zhejiang province + Shanghai; hanging-out in Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh in Cambodia & in Bangkok, Thailand; traveling in Georgia & Armenia.


2011

Traveling across Central Asia overland :: Western China - Qinghai & Xinjiang provinces, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia; living in Taian, China; travelling around China: Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Shandong provinces.


2010

Living in Taian, Shandong, China; traveling overland in South-East Asia - Bangkok to Taian :: Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Anhui provinces of China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand; visiting family in New Zealand; travelling Central America: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Honduras.


2009

Traveling overland across Central America :: Honduras, Belize, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala; artist lifestyle - chillin' 2 months in San Pedro La Laguna at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala; travelling Guatemala & Mexico; visiting Tokyo, Japan; travels in South Korea, while working in Gwangyang.


2008

Travelling around South Korea; travelling the Philippines & Hong Kong; living in Gwangyang, South Korea; visiting Bangkok - Wellington, New Zealand - Bangkok; travelling Cambodia, Laos, Thailand; Ghana, Togo, Benin, Togo, Ghana.


2007

Traveling overland across West Africa :: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco; working in Seoul and travelling in South Korea; holiday in New Zealand & Bangkok, Thailand.


2006

Working in Seoul, and traveling around South Korea; solo art exhibition in Wellington, NZ; chillin' while making art in Phnom Penh for 5 months, Cambodia; visiting Bangkok, Thailand.


2005

Chillin', living, making art & traveling in Cambodia; overland travels in the Middle East :: Yemen, Oman + UAE; the Trans-Siberian route - overland rail journeys from Beijing to London, stopping and traveling in China, Mongolia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, and England.


2004

Artist lifestyle for 6 months on the coast of Cambodia in Sihanoukville; also making art while living in a 400-year-old Portuguese church for 6 months on the Arabian Sea island of Diu - India; chillin' some weeks on Koh Chang island, Thailand.


2003

Xmas in NZ; overland travels in South America :: Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay.


2002

Antarctica & traveling overland around South America :: Argentina, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile; Easter Island, Tahiti; New Zealand; East Timor.


2001

Working for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in East Timor, traveling & living in different districts every 6 weeks for 2 years; trips to Australia, Singapore, visiting Bangkok - Thailand (x6); travels in Burma; Laos; Sri Lanka.


2000

Working in East Timor for UN; trips to Australia & NZ & Philippines; across Indonesia to East Timor by ship to Darwin.


1999

Drifting around outer Indonesia :: Papua, Flores, Alor, West Timor, living and working in Bali & Jakarta; visit to Singapore; travelling from Penang - Malaysia and across Sumatra and Java, Indonesia.


1998

Working & living in Bahrain (6 months) & southern England (Bournemouth & Folkestone); travels in Wales, Turkey, Greece.


1997

Down and out in Nelson, NZ; hitch-hiking trips around Southern New Zealand.


1996 -95

Reclusive, but still travelling in my head, while writing my 2nd travel MS/book in Wellington, NZ, while on the dole.


1995 - 94

NZ; overland travels across Asia - Bangkok to Delhi :: Thailand; Cambodia; Vietnam; China - Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, Tibet provinces; Nepal & India; overland travel in East Africa - Nairobi to Cairo :: Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Israel; NZ.


1993 - 92

Writing my 1st travel MS/book while on the dole and/or working in Wellington, NZ.


1991 - 1989

Working & enjoying London in summer - to travel the other months:


1991: Hitching the Sahara Desert & Africa - overland from London to Lagos :: travelling Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, France.


1991 - 90: Overland hitching travels - London to India :: also travelling in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia (Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro), Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium.


1990 - 89: Traveling overland around the Middle East :: Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Israel & Palestine.


1989

Working in London; visiting France, Belgium, Holland.


1988

Working in Edinburgh; traveling in Scotland & visiting Amsterdam; arriving in London from New Zealand, after graduating at age 21.

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