Oliver Huntrods was born in El Salvador in 1972, to a British father and a Salvadorian mother, where he travelled extensively with his family as his father was a middle rank executive of a bank. Their travels included Spain, Holland, France and finally in 1982; Portugal, where his family finally settled. He has two younger sisters, one born in Delft; Holland, and the other in Lisbon. He was educated at Tonbridge School, in England and went on to complete his education with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Lisbon. He describes vividly his life's experiences in many parts of the world and in doing so, he reveals the quirks and failings of his fellow man in amusing detail, including some truly sinister stories. In 2005, he moved to Barcelona where he later met Cristina. They have three cats.