About the Adventurer

I’m a simple creature, guided by Freedom and joy. 😊
An intellectually creative, charming geek, loving fantasy, dress-ups, dress-downs, gadgets and tech, outdoorsy adventures, good food, good company, and goofing-off.
Always trying new things, and not afraid to look the fool for the sake of a story. 🎈🍃

Hippie Jai'prakash

What makes me an adventurer?

I have been blessed with a mind that is constantly seeking, and ever curious. I never believed that learning was an end journey, and I’ve always wanted to suck up knowledge with a straw. From a young age, I studied and had my nose in a book, building my own little laptop, learning coding languages and advance mathematics, the little nerd that I was.

Well, not a complete nerd. In additional to penning my first novel at age 8 and learning how to program at age 10, I was also mimicking Paula Abdul and Micheal Jackson dance moves and was so good at playing pretend, I was well entertained by my army of twelve imaginary friends and I even made my brother weep in grief as I fake died during our combat games.

As I grew older and book knowledge started losing its appeal, I took to the wilderness, camping, hiking, indulging in adventure and travel. I was fortunate to school in the Midlands, where we had a vast forest to explore. And once I hit adulthood, I backpacked and road tripped through South Africa, swimming and diving with dolphins, skinning dipping in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, kayaking with whales, white-water rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, water skiing, airplane piloting, horse riding, scuba diving, sleeping on the beach and in the middle of forests and, truth be told, a variety of not-recommended-at-all-sleeping-places. I even did a wilderness survival course, took up a variety of activities from Aikido to Taekwondo to competitive ballroom dancing (which I did pretty well in, and have the trophies to prove it 😜) to dropping out of life and studying Musical Theatre at the ripe old age of 27 (at a time and in a school where 25 was seen as the expiry age for dancers).

My taste for adventure and experience hasn’t waned yet and I continue to explore activities and my own self, pushing boundaries and always trying new things.

Expanding Explorer

This way of being, being guided by freedom and joy, is why I have attained as many skills and talents under my belt as I have. While I do mostly brand myself as an actor and author, within my adventurous persona, I am involved in several pursuits that are deemed fringe by common westernised society. These include alternative healing techniques, bodywork, and non-religious spiritual connection.

I am a partner in ctrl-Alt-sex, an organisation that promotes positivity, better education in the sex and relationship realm, and provides a network for the LGBT,  Polyamory, kink, nudist and other communities that don’t yet have a secure space in common society.

I am also a bodywork therapist, a developer, a speaker, and can whip up an amazing honey-glazed salmon with a herb mashed sweet potato and mango salsa 😉

The evolving Traveller

Through constantly seeking adventure, I’ve enjoyed a life full of experiences and insight. I love this way of being and will to continue living this way and cannot ever see myself not trying something new each year.

Years have past and my wanderlust has not dissipated. My to-do and to-visit and to-experience list continues to grow and demand an avid ticking off.
My current ambition is to do a full trip around the world, continuing my journey of meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and enjoying even more adventures.