Hi. I am an extreme global nomad …
Originally from Aotearoa or New Zealand, I’ve been ‘on the road’ since 1988, travelling – near constantly – for the pure pleasure of seeing, experiencing, & enjoying our world.
My travel credits include: being arrested in Saddam’s Iraq for 30 hours by the military in Kurdistan as a 23-year-old backpacker in 1989, accused of being an Iranian spy; hitch-hiking the Sahara, from north to south, Algeria & Niger, in 1991; Overlanding from England to India, via Iran & Pakistan, in 1990; Surviving a deadly cyclone in Bangladesh in 1991; Drugged, abducted and robbed by Russian police in Siberia in 2005; Hitch-hiking the Himalayas in Tibet & Nepal in 1994; Horse trekking thru FARC teritory in southern Colombia in 2003; Voyaging to Antarctica in 2003; partying with local rasta/hippies on Easter Island 2002, etc, etc. I’ve been to over 80 countries extensively, and revisited many.
NOW I’m looking to go professional soon with my collection of pictures and words. Earlier I dabbled and had success with being a published travel writer and photographer – something which I intend to return to – and I’m also evolving as an exhibited / selling digital artist, whose cutting-edge artwork is based on my original photography.
To get by all these wanderering years I done some temporary, casual jobs while on the road, from being a travelling United Nations field professional for the PKF in East Timor during 2000 – 2002, to an English teacher in Bahrain and Indonesia, to a publishing researcher in London … But now, I believe it’s time to support myself solely via pictures & words.
My personal website is under massive reconstruction but I hope to have it up again in a few weeks …
Regards – Michael-Robert-Powell (MRP)