I was born in Liepaja, Latvia. I am a retired architect and university lecturer. I have many interests - writing, music, flying, travel, woodwork, drawing. I am very active in continuing professional education. I write a blog on urban issues which is at (website hidden)
In November my wife and I will be traveling on the Trans-Siberian railway on the way to St. Petersburg, then to Latvia and Germany before returning to Australia. We prefer simple and adventurous travel to learn as much as possible of the local culture. We have been to all continents. Our last trip was around Kenya.
I enjoy all kinds of food and my musical tastes are very broad.