Hello, I'm a well-traveled businessman who was worked in the financial services sector for the majority of my career. Although born here in the U.S., I spent a significant part of my childhood growing up in West Africa followed by the 'boondocks' of Eastern Long Island. I have a very eclectic set of interests including travel, geopolitics, learning about new languages and cultures and, last but not least, practicing tai chi chuan. Some of my most memorable travel experiences have been in Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Iceland and Brazil - talk about a random selection! And I always make sure to sample the local food and drink as I'm a culinary tourist. :-) Most of the friends and family who have informally hosted me on their floors and couches throughout my life would say I'm very respectful, quiet and an overall pleasant guest because I take noone's hospitality for granted.