Since retirement in 1995, travel has been a major passion with much time spent in Europe, South America and I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for 5 years full time. Just spent 3 months in Asia (Thailand, Cambodia and China) and am now inclined to return there for the next big trip. I am 73 years young, in great shape and have many interests. Speak Spanish and English. Favorite movie: African Queen, Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf; favorite book: anything by Ken Follett. Love Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Indian food. Actually just about anything. Work out daily at the gym. Check out my references from people who have hosted me in the past and you'll see I'm a safe bet. To clear up the "name thing:" my real first name is Howell, nickname is Buddy but I use Alex with Spanish speakers because Alexander is my middle name and Alejandro (Alex) is a name they know.