My name is Mark. I am 63 years young. I have 3 grown up children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I am semi retired manager in the oil industry. I have worked to 3 continents. I have a fascination for Russia. In autumn 2014, I am planning to do the Trans Siberian Railway. I like trains, nature and walking.
When I travel I like to live in a community. I rarely stay in hotels.
I like classical music, Indian food, detective stories (my favourite book is the Hobbit; my mother read it to me, I read it to my my children and plan to read it to my grandchildren when they are a little older) and black and white movies.
I hope I am a good guest. I am always interested to know about other people's lives.
My life motto is seek to understand before you are understood.