I met Lance in 1997 when I was studying in Victoria University. In the beginning he seemed a little weird to me. With a little time I realized that people in Australia are not as homogenised as they are in India and the idea of life for them is not as stereotypical as it is for us. We accept a lot of things and believe in them only based on the judgement of the others rather than applying our brains (it happens all over the world but is more common in our country.)
Lance helped me in understanding what individuality and freedom really means and from there started a friendship that is going strong even now what I am in India and he is in Spain. He sent me a few pictures a few days ago and here are a couple of them.