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Overview

  • 9 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 20, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • Liberal Arts at Dawson College
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Studying philosophy/economics at McGill University and working to pay the bills.

Like so many on CS, I want to see the world and learn everything I can about it. I'm working up to bartender so I can pay for many many outings, but I'd like to cut costs where I can. People tell me I'm outgoing and outspoken, so take that how you will, I guess. Learning and eating are my favourite travelling activities, and I'm happy to share these with other people who visit my home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The best way to learn about any city, culture or world is through meeting as many locals as possible. Staying with hosts allows for an exchange of minds... and maybe a drinking buddy ;)
My main interest in travelling is to become less ignorant. I want to question the way I do thinks and soak up all the knowledge I can.
Free accommodation and a free travel guide are obviously perks, but it's really about meeting people and spending time with them.

Interests

Biking is my passion and way of life. I also enjoy good, intelligent discussions on a variety of historical, cultural, philosophical topics (especially epistemology and politics/contract theory!!) and board games. Show me a new place, book, restaurant, etc. and I'll love you forever!

  • cycling
  • economics
  • philosophy
  • gym
  • mixology

Music, Movies, and Books

Books
Les Miserables, Kant's work, Steinbeck, The Kite Runner, Animal Farm, anything by Wittgenstein

Music
Velvet Underground, Red Hot Chili Peppers, musical theatre (Cabaret, Phantom, Wicked, Les Mis, Avenue Q), Beatles, Rolling Stones, some Elvis, MJ, Guns N Roses, Beethoven's 9th, The Killers, some Franz Ferdinand, Marianas Trench, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison (wish I knew more), and anything good you introduce me to!

TV/Movies
Breaking bad, game of thrones, house of cards (US), skins, house MD, and pretty much anything by Kubrick or Tarantino.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Biked around the entire island-city of Montreal on my birthday! Took a good 12 hours

Teach, Learn, Share

I love the subtle differences you find in each place. Everyone gets by but some things you think are SO IMPORTANT just aren't a big deal other places. I can teach you a little about Canada if you're interested, or some Improv theatre techniques (or Shakespearean acting, if that's your thing), bike repair, or philosophy.

ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN HOSTING ARABIC- OR SPANISH-SPEAKING TRAVELLERS!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I will help with anything around the house. I'm pre-emptively appreciative of your generosity in hosting a weary traveller. If you're not working or at school, I'd love to explore the town with you, whatever town it may be, or just hang out and have a good conversation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cuba, England, France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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