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Anton Valur

Reykjavik, Greater Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Icelandic, Norwegian; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Medical student
  • 2nd year med student. Business B.Sc.
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

- These days I mostly host while on breaks from med school, I might invite you over to stay a night or two but then that's on my initiative. I'm open to requests for meeting up over a cup / glass of *insert your preferred beverage* for travel ideas, tips and what-have-you, though -

You should get to know me and decide yourself. My attempt to describe myself in a few words regardless: Like to travel for culture and inspiration, not sights. Known to become obsessed with different topics. Fairly introverted but have my outbursts of wackiness.

Not afraid of changing my mind and taking U turns. Prefer brutal honesty over tip-toeing around issues. Generally laid back with basic needs. Very loyal to those I consider my friends.

The outcome is good cake.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Because it's fun.

Also, since I started this long-ass med school journey of mine I neither have as much money nor time to travel as before, so perhaps I'll be able to do some armchair traveling via hosting :)

Number of times hosted: 14 times / 32 nights Numer of times surfed: 2 times / 3 nights

Nationalities hosted: German, Canadian (2x), Irish (2x), USA (3x), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Hungarian, Mexican, English, Brazilian, New Zealander, Australian

Surfed: Finland (2 hosts in Helsinki) - I like statistics


Travel, music, learning, hiking, biking (both self-propelled and motor versions), languages, cooking, philosophical discussions, science, tech, the human body (*wrarr*).

Interested in entrepreneurship and truly respect people doing their own thing.

Not a party animal by any stretch of the word(s) but I do enjoy going out from time to time. There might even be some (bad) dancing involved.

Mostly drink coffee, tea, mate and beer (besides water) and can definitely have a nerdgasm over all of them (brewing methods, sourcing leaves/beans and so on).

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Pretty much anything I like the groove of, genre is secondary. Music is some powerful stuff and the sort of media I'm most "dependent" on (fuck all the books, paintings, movies and what-have-you in the world in comparison).

Books: To mention a few ... Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Shantaram, Murakami books, Nassim Nicholas Taleb books, The Catcher in the Rye, The Fountainhead and many more.

Movies: I tend to gravitate toward shorts and documentaries these days. I blame social media and this constant online presence of ours for messing up my attention span :). Some full-length films are gourmet though.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Camino de Santiago in 2011: Camino Frances (780km hike from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 30 days) - amazing experience, amazing people.

Training for search & rescue volunteering (started 2013, continues on to 2016+): Again, great people, great companionship, great knowledge gained.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain

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