Tim van Gardingen is a writer, language learner and free-time thinker. With a fascination for society and culture, he has spent the last 6 years all over Europe and Asia learning about the languages, philosophies and way of life of wherever he ends up. Tim is a strong believer in applying what we learn. He may spend a tremendously long time reading books on a huge range of topics, but he tries to fit all their ideas into the bigger picture. Tim studied German and Chinese at the University of Leeds.