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Paul Raymond

Reading, Berkshire, England

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Last login about 1 year ago

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in Arabic (North Levantine), English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Turkish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Journalist and translator
  • I have been educated.
  • From Geelong, Australia / Exeter, Devon
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Putting down some roots.

ABOUT ME

An explorer who loves and longs for home. Linguist, musician, chef and cyclist.

PHILOSOPHY

What happens in Reading stays in Reading.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting or gatecrashing as appropriate.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It's like normal surfing, but with couches. Marvellous.

Interests

Every outdoors activity except growing things. Bicycles – riding, taking apart, and putting back together with all the bits in the right place.

Music, Movies & Books

Neset Ertas, Nas and Damien Marley, Nitin Sawhney, Muhammad Abdu, Niyaz, Vivaldi, Haydn, Nirvana, J S Bach, George Orwell, Paul Theroux, Massive Attack, Marcel Khalife, William Dalrymple, Yasmine Levy, Avichai Cohen, Radiohead.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I learned to ride horses in Bethlehem.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-writing-competition/8581488/Just-back-a-short-ride-from-the-church-bells-of-Bethlehem.html

Teach, Learn, Share

Did you know you can make mosquito repellent from baby oil and Dettol?

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