There are several very special people that must be thanked for their hand in realising this book for without their warmth and thoughtfulness it would not have been possible. Thanks must go to Jens Forrest and Roya Alma Azadi, those two loving and intrepid spirits; Belinda Booth who is a librarian of the highest order; my kind Chloe Katsanos; and the Wilson Family for each of its members are in their own way a bastion of love and trust.

Finally I offer my immense gratitude to the people across the Americas, the Antipodes, Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere - in their big cities and their small villages - who thought it was important to meet you, the Traveller, before whom there is such a beautiful journey.

Nabil Sabio Azadi, 2012