Where is this guy from?
My name is Michael Pike. I live in South Yorkshire, a county in England.
Why did I get involved with WikiTravel?
Frustration with printed guidebooks being out of date, or just plain wrong! My turning point was a well-known publisher's guide to Venice, Italy, which gave the location of a particularly good vegetarian restaurant. Annoyingly, the restaurant was nowhere near where the book said it was - and never has been!
I was sure there must be something better, and found wikitravel.org.
As an IT consultant, my work often involves reading and writing project documents, and contributing to reference books. It's nice to write something a little more lighthearted once in a while.
What have I written so far?
On WikiTravel, I've contributed to the following (very short) list of pages. I'm aiming to write more as soon as I have time!