• Helen
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Hey, I’m Helen!

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia · Member since January 2011
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I live in Australia by the sea - it's the first place to see the sunrise.
Things I like? Picking lettuce from my garden. Walks to the lighthouse. Walks anywhere. Inspired by? World music (especially kora and Carnatic) and jazz, reading books that take you to another place, Orientalist paintings and Persian miniatures and most of all, good company.
Places I love: South India, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Lamington National Park, Diggers Beach (it's a secret place).

Food? OK just a few things: the way coffee smells, fresh roasted spices, soft French cheeses, a really good peach.
I am a quiet guest, clean living, non-smoking. Will be out most of the day probably getting lost then finding my way home again. Love the unexpected! Like to share stories, to listen, share wine, talk recipes, gardening, things that make life worth living. Like to travel light, mmm, and this is a challenge.
I write. One book finished (Spain) and another in process (South India).
When I plan for a trip away, I plan for the place. But when I get there it is the people I meet that make the difference. Thank you to Airbnb for creating so many possibilities.