Retired university faculty member interested in learning about other people and places. I've done 21 academic trips to Russia for up to a year each as well as travel to central Asia, the Caucuses, and Europe. As a result, I'm very patient and relaxed regarding accommodations and food. I've spent the night in just about everything including on concrete garage floors and once slept on a flight of stairs (advice-avoid if possible). I eat virtually anything and find most people to interesting. In effect, highly low-maintenance type of person. My wife works in a university library. We like dogs, food, and walking-around sight-seeing.