Hi! born in a remote village in swiss mountain in a farmer family... never travelled when i was a child. I discovered the world at first with my stamp collection, at age of 9 i was able to show on a world map all stamps issuing countries!
My favorite is to travel to small "states" issuing their own stamps like Alderney and Mont Athos... i really enjoy also go for some mountain trekking like in Kirghizstan, Nepal... and also desert trekking (Algeria, Tchad...)
I appreciate also to stay totally alone on a small remote isolated island for a few days (what i did in Solomon Island, Aitutaki...)
I did also some trips like photo reporter (Banglandesh, Vanuatu, Yemen...)
My first job was Engeneer in Horticulture (i worked for it one year in Madagascar)
At 19 years old i did a round the world tour... and my first flight was Geneva-Bombay with Air India... in 1988!!
Now i'm also traveling with my job (Mayotte, Rodrigues, Saint-Martin, Namibia...), i'm travel agent specialised on French Polynesia
I only count the countries where i've really been and spent time there, i don't count transit or transfer or 30 minutes stay in a country....
My Favorite Places:
Papua New Guinea, Yemen, Nepal, Georgia-Tbilissi, New York, Cuba, Algerian desert, Italy, Solomon Island, Aitutaki, Beograd-Serbia, Croatia, Moscow, Rio, Barbuda Island, Ireland... and so many places! :-))