Ever since I remember myself I cannot do without traveling, exploring and observing. As a child, those qualities were promoted by my parents, solely in the premises of the land of Zion.
Back in 1996 I went on a long trip in East Asia. This trip was an outstanding experience, and brought to a breakthrough in my relationship with the world and the outdoors. To share the experience, I built "Libi Bamizrah” independent website for travelers to East Asia, a pioneering web project at that time.
I started studying in Tel Aviv University for a B.Sc degree in Electronics Engineering and Computer Sciences. In order to maintain my sanity (solving integrals wasn’t enough), I also combined work in "Gilat Satellite Communications” and travel – mainly in Israel, Europe and America.
After completing my studies, I went on a long trip to South Asia – India and Nepal. I met many travelers who were not satisfied with the existing guidebooks, thus, decided to write a new guidebook: "India and Nepal – a Travel Guide”, which was published in Israel by "Yediot Ahronot” publishing house.
During the work on the book I worked as a senior lecturer in "Logtel” communications. In parallel, started studying geography for M.A degree. I completed the studies in Haifa University. The dissertation I wrote combined between geography and my work in the telecommunications field: A quantitative research about the Gilat rural satellite telephone network installed in remote villages in Peru.
A beginners-luck flash floods chasing trip to the Negev desert and a photo presentation I sent following it, became a comprehensive documentation project. Sights of floods, snow, blossom – all experienced in Israel, were packed into Power-Point presentations and circulated throughout the Internet. Thus I became a "Geographic photographer”. An environmental byproduct of the presentations was then introduced – "Svivon” – “A wandering Magazine of Nature and Environment in Israel”. This initiative won the 2004 “Pratt” prize for Environmental Journalism.
After concluding the M.A. duties, I traveled in China. Prior trips and the geography studies upgraded my point of view and led to unique experiences. A decision was made to write another book, this time, with emphasis on the journey and its qualities in the overwhelming Chinese location.
As a publisher of the "China Travel Journal” book, this production turned out to be a challenging yet fascinating project. In parallel, I continued working in "Gilat Satellite Networks” and later in "National Geographic Personal Explorer” – a global licensee of National Geographic, which develops a navigation and content product for travelers based on a GPS device.
The endless enthusiastic responses I get for the presentations make me spend time capturing the sites with the camera, and spreading them through the net and via talks and lectures. They also create some other byproducts such as selling image files to various customers, preparing environmental-educational presentations, and more.
Currently, among the above mentioned activities, I follow an ancient dream and study Architecture in the faculty of architecture and town planning of the Technion.