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Andrew Ziffo

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Self-employed business owner
  • 90% of a BA at the University of Cap...
  • From Cape Town, South Africa
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To complete this long form

ABOUT ME

I am an ex-long term backpacker with itchy feet. I moved to Cape Town from Canada when I was 10 years old, and grew up in South Africa during the apartheid years, which was difficult but also inspiring when change came.

I consider myself fortunate to have got to 37 without having to work for anyone except myself. I had a music shop, own half a language school which teaches English to foreign students, and now run a web site company. I don't see myself as a business person though, I want to travel and be creative and share great experiences with good people.

PHILOSOPHY

life seems pretty random to me, but we might as well make the most of it

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

For now I would like to offer a room in my house to friendly travellers and perhaps show them a bit of Cape Town. Next year I hope to cycle across Europe and get to meet many more people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am a couch surfing virgin, so curious and excited to have my first experience!

Interests

music, history, news, sport, reading, art, people, plants, penguins, spaghetti and socks

Music, Movies & Books

charles mingus, nick drake, beethoven, funkadelic, james brown, bob dylan, radiohead
peter carey, jm coetzee, dickens, graham greene, gabriel garcia marquez, rené goscinny

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I trekked by myself into the mountains of Lesotho when I was 16 years old, and stayed in rural villages with local people. This gave me a love of travel to places away from the normal tourist routes.

Countries I've Visited

Botswana, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, South Africa

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