A permanent nomad?

I’m Rob Packer and after 25 years living almost entirely in the same city (London, England), I’m well on the way to becoming a permanent world nomad. Since 2007, I lived in Hong Kong and in October 2009 I began a fellowship with Kiva.org. Considering that I am coming to think of myself as a nomad, it’s ironic that my first posting has been to Kyrgyzstan, a country with a mostly nomadic population until Soviet collectivization in the 1930′s. Since then, I moved to Latin America but my nomadic “heritage” is just as active.

8 Responses to A permanent nomad?

  1. luisainthebox says:

    Hello! Sorry for using this space, but I was looking for your email/address and I didnt find it. So here I am! I’m Luisa, I’m 22 and I’m finishing my Master in Finance at Roma tre Uni. I’m planning to start my master thesis soon. I’d like to focus on microfinance and art and accidentally I read one of your articles on the topic. So, I’m writing just to receive some suggestions. Do you think that it could be an interesting (& realistic) subject for a Master thesis? Any ideas of Professsor/phd/Ngo that are already started working in this direction (and/or that could be interested in assisting me)? Do you know if there is any research programme in Kiva ( a kind of volunteership+research)? Ok, a lot of questions. 🙂 Thanks for your attention and looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers. Luisa

    • robpacker says:

      Hi Luisa,
      I’ve replied to you on the email you used for the comment. Let me know if you don’t get it.
      Rob

  2. Marissa says:

    I’ve really enjoyed following your blog recently, and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can find out more here: http://mediaevalmusings.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/honourable-mentions/

  3. johnfield1 says:

    Dear Rob,
    Thank you so much for reading me. I am new to blogging and, at the moment, building any kind of a readership looks like a big job. Knowing that there’s someone out there means a lot – thanks.

  4. Leticia says:

    Hi Rob,
    Tudo bem? I was doing some online research on Central Asia, as I am heading out for a tour of the 5 ‘Stans in less than a week, and I stumbled upon your blog. Coincidentally, I am Brazilian, and was amused to find your musings on my country right alongside Central Asia – two regions that don’t often coinhabit blogospheres. So I just had to get in touch and say hello. Perhaps when I get back from my trip we can compare notes, or maybe you can drop me a line if you have any urgent advice to give me before my trip – of the don’t forget to take your own T.P. variety…
    Congratulations on the blog!
    Abraços,
    L.

  5. We’ve missed your posts, sir!
    T.

    • Rob Packer says:

      Oh, Theodora, you’ve got me on that one… A new country and a new-ish job have got the better of me and brought out my lazier reading side. Soon soon I hope.
      Loving your posts as always,
      R

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