I was born in 1976 in the town of Baia Mare in the NW of Transilvania (Romania). Baia Mare was then a primarily mining town with industry drawing upon it. Nevertheless it is situated in a beautiful valley within mountains and hills, surrounded by lakes and rivers and forests. It is there where I found so much fun being a child, swimming, trekking, climbing, skiing, caving, exploring ruins, abandoned mines and so on.
When I finished school I went on to study Philosophy and Anthropology in the city of Cluj where I took my B.A. with honours from Babes-Bolyai University. A year later I received my M.A. in Classical Philosophy from the same university and, via a short stop in Ireland on a research fellowship at Trinity Colege Dublin, I moved to England where I received my Cert. Teach. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of London.
In 2004 I left the UK and since then I lived in the PR China (2004-2009), Romania (2009-2010 / 2012 -) and Hong Kong (2010-2012).
With education as my main profession I also do adventure sports consulting and guiding work (climbing, ski and mountaineering instructor and guide) as well as recreational diving work (PADI Divemaster).
My hobbies are climbing, horse riding and scuba diving.