i am born and raised in new york city, but have been living in california for many years. i have also lived in india and sri lanka for 3 years in the 70's and 80's while living as a hindu yogi. i like peace and quiet, hiking, swimming, architecture, museums, authentic food and genuine people. I could probably live without anything, but i would hate to live without books, music, or ice cream. i like conversation and meeting new people when i travel. I speak small amounts of french and spanish, enough to order food, ask basic questions, find directions. i am learning more.