Originally, from Canada. I think I'm a regular person, I suppose. Over the many years, I've been extremely lucky to have lived and worked in Ottawa, Canada; Moscow, USSR; Paris, France; Beijing, PRC; California, USA; and now Brussels, Belgium. I do love traveling, but as the times change, traveling has become "not so fun" as it used to be. So why stay in an expensive hotel, when airbnb can hopefully bring back the fun into travel by opening up someone's home to others?