My name is Ciaran and I'm originally from Ireland, but I live in Japan now. I've lived here for 5 years, and before that I spent time in Spain and England.
I'm interested in art, architecture, design, mountaineering, camping, food and cooking, scuba diving, outdoor activities, reading, and photography, among other things. I enjoy experiencing other cultures, and I'm always looking for somewhere new to explore.
5 Things I can't live without:
7 hours of sleep.
A notepad and pen.
Some of the most memorable favourite places I've visited are:
Yakushima, Japan - A wonderfully unspoilt mountainous island off the South tip of mainland Japan, heavily forested with cedar trees thousands of years old, teeming with wildlife and with the most stunning night sky I've ever witnessed.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Diverse, and has the best street food in the world!
Barcelona, Spain - I lived and studied here for several months and it holds a special place in my heart. Its charms are well known, but it still manages to surprise even the long-term visitor with its sophistication and aesthetic richness.
Montreal, Canada - a buzzing, exciting city with a special atmosphere, and an abundance of great nightlife, music and food.
I've also visited South Korea, China, Thailand, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Philippines, and Cambodia.