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Ben Jackson

Exeter, Devon, England

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Student until recently so I guess no...
  • BA English Literature and MA Creativ...
  • From Portsmouth, England.
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel as much of the world as possible, go to very odd places, meet as many interesting people as possible and never stop.

ABOUT ME

I recently finished my Masters in Exeter and am currently on a round the world trip. I have already visited Asia for a few months and spent a month in Australia. I am now in South America and hoping to pick up some Spanish because I feel that will make the experience a lot more enjoyable.
I am very into sports, moving pictures, reading, writing and most of all travelling and meeting new people.

PHILOSOPHY

The wise man lives for today.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am currently away from home and hoping to do some coach surfing. When I return from my RTW trip and from my 3 months charity work in Sierra Leonne I will be hoping to move into my own place in preferably London, Bristol or Manchester. At which point people are more than welcome on my couch.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have stayed with people whom I didn't know in New York and Boston and it was fantastic. I also stayed with several people I had only met for a few days when travelling through Australia. Having travelled with someone who had coach surfed all through Asia I was inspired to give this website a go.

Interests

Meeting new people, travelling, football (soccer), lacrosse and most American sports, reading, writing fiction and screenplay, movies and television, music particularly acoustic.

Music, Movies & Books

Oryx and Crake, Life of Pi, The Long Walk, The Beach.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The first thing that comes to mind is probably during my weeks in Laos when after a hard day's work on the island I would just lay down on the beach by a bonfire and watch shooting stars which were delivered nightly without fail. The one exception was one night when a monsoon came out of nowhere and everyone went dancing in the Mekong. Those were all pretty amazing experiences.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am trying to learn Spanish. Things I can teach would probably be creative writing, basic screenplay writing, essay writing, lacrosse to anyone who isn't from North America and goalkeeping in football (soccer).

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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