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 / 2011 -) and Hong Kong (2010-2011).
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).