original plan for a website started to pull itself together
when I was half asleep in an old apartment somewhere in Istanbul.
Lucid pictures of being able to keep in touch with friends and
family whilst on the road merged into strange dreams of Italian
wallpaper and real oak floors. Later that day (after I'd discovered
that the dreams were in fact the reality of the room I'd rented
for $4 off a strange old lady) I headed for a Youth Hostel,
where I spent 4 hours setting up my first truly awful homepage.
then, things have come on a little. In the summer of 2000 I
had a mad idea to have my huge PC shipped over from England
to my home, which at that time was over 2000 metres up in the
invaluble software support and advice provided by a good friend,
I set about designing the first draft of Tame Goes Wild. Two
months later it was more-or-less finished, and my right arm
was more-or-less a right-off due to over use of the mouse. Since
then I've overhauled it a few times, and it has become a part
of my general work-in-progress for when I'm famous and need
to quickly write my biography before I peg it.
aimed in particular at an audience that has lots of money and
who wish to fund my future travels. Email
if you fit into this category. I accept credit cards but only
if you send
me your actual plastic with PIN on a post-it note.
later addition to the site was The
This is essentially my online diary.
site can be broken down into a few main catagories with a few
other bits sticking out of the side. The first section is naturally
all about me, that's About
There you'll find lots of amazing facts and figures, as well
as a brief
my feelings on the rat
and how chocolate
makes me happy.
wasn't exactly normal - have a look at how thoroughly I have
failed to explain why I felt it was so good. Finally, there's
the story of how Epilepsy
changed my life forever by tipping me over the edge - thank
god for mental illness!
you'll find many a story from since I was a wee nipper to the
present day. This is where my pre-February 2002 travel stories
also find over 10,000 photos
lurking in the depths of this site. I have a passion for photography
which began many years ago. I was 7-years-old when Dad first
lent me his Olympus OM10, telling me to take great care of it....
which I did... until he dropped it in the sea.
I packed my rucksack and sold my house in 2000, I crawled the
web for information that might help me on my hitchiking trip
to Australia (I got stuck in Switzerland).
What I found was that there was a lot of info out there but
a hell of a lot of junk too. Here's
the most useful sites
if you want to live or work abroad.
you have anything you want to say to me then out
Alternatively, if you don't want to say it to my face sign