Hi. I'm Sharif. I'm a very successful professional in the financial services industry. I love exploring the world and have traveled to over 50 countries. I am very intellectually curious and love learning about new cultures, peoples' history and food. I'm a bit of an adventurer: I am a scuba diver, have run with the bulls in Pamplona, I've dived with Great White sharks in South Africa, skydived (a few times) and own a motorcycle. I've toned the thrill-seeking down quite a bit, though. Lol. I also am very active in animal welfare/conservation and climate change activities and volunteering and, when I'm not doing those things I dabble on the piano, love to cook, I'm a voracious reader (5 magazine subscriptions: Men's Health, NatGeo, Esquire, Time, Sierra Club along with fiction/non-fiction books), exercise and love to spend time in nature. My guilty pleasures are reality TV dating shows and TopChef. Oh, and I am very close to my family! Both my mom (German-Irish American) and dad (Palestinian) and brothers and sister. My two favorite countries (outside of Palestine, of course!) are Greece and Vietnam. What is your favorite country and/or what is the top country on your list to visit?