I started flying late in life. My first domestic flight was in my 20's and I didn't get on an international flight until I was 31 (Thai Airways 747 to Bangkok and onto London). I took a 5 month break as Australians do, and travelled to Thailand, Europe and the USA. That image to the right was taken then in one of the incomplete towers of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. A combination of friends, backpacking and cheap hotels sustained me, and gave me that feeling of independence that I treasure. About 5 years later I met my partner Mickaeli, and we haven't stopped travelling since.