Aaron Neilson-Belman

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Photographer / Web Developer / Explorer
  • University of Toronto Majoring in New Media and Urban Pla...
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About Me


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Aaron, a child of the 80s, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Flash-forward through 20-something years and he now has an Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto, the ability to grow facial hair and a handful of life experience.

Those who know Aaron best would describe him as a free spirit, which is evident if you have ever seen him driving around in his 1979 Volkswagen - www.hippievanman.com

Aaron is a dreamer and a doer. He has a passion for travel, exploration and adventure. A digital nomad traversing the globe while developing websites and tackling digital media projects.

Much of his youth was spent playing competitive soccer and other sports. His love for snowboarding has continued to be favorite passtime in to his 20s.

Although he was born a city boy, Aaron loves getting out of the city and back to nature, be it at a cottage, camping or going on hikes.

feel free to check out his personal site www.aaronneilsonbelman.com or his travel photography project www.aaronneilsonbelman.com/developingnations


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host people. I've been hosted. And I am constantly telling everyone I know about CS and how it is such an awesome thing to be a part of.


My mother had gotten on to couchsurfing about a year or so before I did. She kept telling me to get on so finally I decided to try it out in January of 2008. I flew to Miami and couchsurfed with one of the coolest people I have ever met. I had such an amazing experience and now I preach cs'ing to anyone I can.

Very grateful for this awesome resource.


Photography, Soccer, Snowboarding, Surfing, Urban exploring, Traveling, Philosophy, Dancing, Cars, Motorcycles, Cooking, Burning Man, etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: I'm a big fan of Quentin Tarantino. Enjoy a good comedy as well as cerebral stimulating, thought provoking fictions and documentaries. Fav Movies: The Matrix, Enter The Void, Dazed and Confused, Easy Rider, etc.

MUSIC: Into all sorts of genres and styles. Jazz and Deep House are among my favorites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Without a doubt an Ayahuasca ceremony. Truly life changing experience. Would be glad to share my experience with you.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on. Money isn't real. It doesn't matter. It only seems like it does.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm good in the kitchen and am generally pretty handy with anything from car repairs to tech to deep tissue massages.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Thailand

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