Where I've Been

• 2020

6 months of van life around mountainous Yunnan + Sichuan Provinces in China; 6 months of van life around Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi & Gansu Provinces.


2 months house-sitting in the Bai ethnic village of Hualong in Yunnan province, after crossing China 7000 km to the south-western corner by van-camping, traveling through Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou provinces.

CHINA: 10,000 km van-camping circuit around far north-east (following the Pacific Ocean coast then along the North Korean, Russian + Mongolian borders in provinces of Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Shandong); staying in the cities of Tianjin & Beijing; traveling the mountainous southern province of Yunnan, with 2 months living in the ancient trading town of Shaxi, China.

• 2018

Traveling China in the provinces of Henan, Liaoning, Hebei, 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.


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.


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, Trans-Dniester Republic, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria.


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


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.


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


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.


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; traveling Central America: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Honduras.


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


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


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 traveling in South Korea; holiday in New Zealand & Bangkok, Thailand.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

1996 – 95

Reclusive, but still traveling 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 :: traveling Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, France.

1991 – 90: Overland hitching travels - London to India :: also traveling 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.


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


masked women minab iran
Looking at the women of Minab Market reveals the ancient trading routes that once connected southern Iran with the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, and beyond.