Writer and web editor in Sydney, Australia. I love to travel and to feel like I'm getting to know a place. My favourite part of travelling is arriving in a place I've never been, feeling the familiarity of travel - overwhelmed and lost - and then gradually picking through a place until I can start to recognise the patterns of the streets. I prefer to live like a local than hole up in a soul-less hotel and I'm coming to the realisation that my favourite places to go are those that look nothing like where I live every day. Places like Battambang in Cambodia and Aroumd in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco have been the biggest travel influences on me.