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Travels in the Pacific

South Pacific travel diaries
The furthest place on Earth

Travels in the Americas

Belize expedition diary
Mexico travel diary
Where the wild things are
Sitting out a storm in Havana
Bolivia expedition diary
Popping pills in the Andes
Upriver in Amazonia

Other travel tales

Seeing red - China
Rebuilding Babel - Dubai
Escaping Narnia - the Highlands
Rosslyn Chapel


Killer plants
The history of the rabbit
How the whale learned to swim
Life on other planets?
A tribute to genes


Sorry, this site is no longer kept up-to-date

At some point I hope to update it properly, but in the meantime, see my Facebook profile for recent updates.

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About me

I was born in 1983 and grew up in the Buckinghamshire village of Emberton, but at the age of sixteen I moved with my family to a remote and rain-soaked corner of the Scottish Highlands.

After leaving school, I spent a year travelling around the world and volunteering as a school teacher on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. The next three years were dominated by an assortment of part-time jobs and further overseas adventures, including popping pills on a Bolivian mountaintop in the name of science and counting frogs in the Belizean jungle. I also got a Biology degree from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, I spent a year tutoring biology at Basil Paterson College in Edinburgh.

In 2006, I returned to the South Pacific, spending nearly three years back amongst the islands, the coconuts, the coral fragments, the hibiscus flowers and the biting insects. There I worked as a science teacher, and helped to document endangered Melanesian languages.

Back in Britain, I completed a Masters in Ecological Economics, then went to work for consultancy PwC. This led to an exciting role with iSchool, a Zambian start-up developing interactive learning materials for schools.

Since 2017 I have been back on Pentecost, teaching again at Ranwadi Churches of Christ College.

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