I am living currently in San Diego, USA, where I am currently working with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, an international organization based in San Diego. I was born in Venezuela and raised in France, where I studied law and literature. After more than two decades in the Venezuelan Ministry of External Relations, I was offered the possibility to join the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy, where my wife and I spent several years before moving to San Diego in June 2011. Travelling and enjoying first-hand contact with different cultures and societies is very important for us. Hence our preference whenever possible to find arrangements allowing us to live in individualized surroundings rather than the anonymous facilities of an hotel.