Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
There’s nothing much to say about me, really. That’s why I write a blog about travel, and not about myself. But if you insist, here’s a short bio.
Born in 1972, I got addicted to computers just as they became something you could both afford and fit inside a normal house. So by sitting in front of various screens, I managed to almost completely avoid traveling until I reached my mid 20s. Then, all of a sudden, traveling around the world for half a year or so seemed a lot more appealing than to finish my thesis at the university and become a grown-up. So off I went.
I liked it. A lot. When I returned, I knew I had to travel more. All my money was spent, so I had to finish my studies and start working. From there I found my way to a routine where on average I work for two months, travel for one month, and then start over again. Most of the time I love both parts of this weird life, and I certainly couldn’t do either part full-time without going crazy.
So far, living this way for about two decades, has taken me to roughly a thousand destinations in just under a hundred countries and territories. I somehow keep adding to that. I generally seek out nature and animals rather than cities and people, but you can’t have one without the other, so you’ll find I offer a good mix of different travel stories, I hope.
Oh, by the way, somewhere along the way I managed to get married and acquire way too many cats. My wife also likes to travel, and the cats can survive for weeks on edibles they find lying around the house, so this has not been a problem so far.