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  • 133 references 98 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Greek (modern)
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Blind World Traveller-published author
  • BA in American Studies, MA in history of US Foreign policy!
  • From Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

,CURRENT MISSION

To visit every country in the world and live life!

ABOUT ME

I am a very adventurous individual who, despite having a dual disability; totally blind and severely deaf in both ears,loves travelling. I've visited 148 countries,all 50 States of the USA, every country in both Europe and South America, and all ten Canadian Provinces alone. I have also now visited all seven of the world's continents, including Antarctica. Although I have experienced the odd mishap along the way, my passion for travel and to meet interesting and different people is still fresh. I love meeting new people, and experiencing their culture. Meeting people and discovering nature is a fantastic challenge and education.
You can gain a glinse into how a blind guy 'sees the world' by viewing this documentary of me exploring Jerusalem's 'old city', November 2017 at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEMybEqvBG8

I enjoy writing, and have published three travel biographies. My latest eBook is:
Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way, An enlightening journey.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RWLRC2F/
Apple Books:
https://books.apple.com/gb/book/seeing-a-slice-of-southern-africa-my-way/id1547073772

my second travel biography: Seeing The Americas My Way, 2016
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50
Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way
This fascinating and emotional travel bio follows on the heels of my first book: Seeing The World My Way, 2010, republished as an eBook, 2017.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NAMEO2B
These three slightly different travel biographies describe my adventures as a totally blind and partially deaf man as I travel the world.

PHILOSOPHY

Live life to the full! Do everything, have fun!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

by travelling and meeting people, offering my experiences through my website and travel books and when in the UK and home, offering my couch

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My CS experiences have been fantastic! A great way to discover people, culture and gain a human touch of kindness and friendship throughout this crazy world!
Meeting new and different people from all countries, cultures/backgrounds has taught me so much about myself and allowed me to become, hopefully, more humble and appreciative of my fellow traveller and person.

Interests

Travelling, writing about travel, learning about history and visiting historical places/castles/churches etc, learning about different cultures, listening to classic rock music, reading history and action fiction. Walking by the sea/ocean, going to rock concerts, undertaking out-door adventures, eating different cuisines, socialising in small groups, going to the cinema, walking in open spaces in fresh air, hiking in the wilderness, sailing, rock climbing, bungee jumping!!!

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • education
  • dining
  • walking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • jazz
  • rock music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • bungee jumping
  • rock climbing
  • teaching
  • history
  • beaches
  • eating japanese food

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Action and war, romantic commedies, some frillers, Any clint Eastwood movies.
My favourite film is Silence of the Lambs!
My favourite comedy is Operation Petticoat, 1959! It's hilarious!
Books: historical fiction, war fiction and factual, Cold War fiction, science fiction, Biographies.
My favourite authors: Jack Higgins, Steven King, Sebastian Faulks (excelent writer), Colin Forbes, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Clancy and many others of a similar genre
Music: classic rock, some heavy metal, blues, jazz, some classical.
My favourite artists: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Iron Maiden, The Who, Dire Straits, Vaccines, Mumford and Sons
Modern Country: Alan Jackson, Kerry Underwood, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travel wise, Going to the Antarctic and stepping foot on the ice covered continent was breathtaking. Crossing the Arctic Circle by ship was also cool! Finally, hiking to Angel Falls in Venezuela, which has the highest drop of any falls in the world. Took me over 5 hours, but was exhilarating .
Couch surfing is a real community where people can share their experiences, show kindness and hospitality, exchange thoughts, ideas and philosophies, have fun and learn how to become better and more beautiful people. I certainly have begun this through couch surfing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I wish to share my travel experiences and my own personal view of the world from a blind perspective.
Learn more about life, people and myself.
Continue to write travel books and travel the world and maybe open my own hostel one day. Host as many people as possible from all over the world.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My small homely flat/apartment, my music collection, my humour, travel stories and experiences, my food, some time to explore the nearby beach, town and local area, my friends.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Réunion, San Marino, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wales, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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