Ben Balla-Muir

Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Wants to Meet Up

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  • Student
  • Currently studying at the University of Manchester
  • From Crawley, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

Economics and Politics student at University of Manchester. Love to go travelling to see the world, explore new cultures and meet new people.

I love to play football and go skiing (I'm especially good at après skiing!); trying new food from around the world, then trying to cook said food for myself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Whilst travelling I love to meet new people - both locals and travellers. Doesn't have to be as a guest, would love to meet people in the city too! Coffee?
When home and settled, would also be interested in hosting too!


Travelling (of course!), taking photos (my Instagram is red hot), watching and playing sport, listening to music, meeting new people, movies, sightseeing, exploring, trying new foods and cuisines, going out

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a pretty big fan of music of all types, which is why Spotify is brilliant for me. I have playlists built up of rock and indie music; folk; hip-hop; bass, techno, house; blue and jazz

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving and Bungy jumping within 4 days in New Zealand! Flying in a plane to 15,000ft before jumping out of it over Lake Taupo; diving 134m with nothing but a bungy cord to stop me in Queenstown.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been told I carry a wealth of knowledge when meeting new people, but it's because I have spoken to and met plenty of people and paid attention. Likewise I read the news - read the news people! Having an interest in the world is something that allows me to have topical discussions. Politics can be rather interesting you may find!

I want to learn from others how they lead their lives as such similarities between people can come from such different backgrounds. Something I want to be able to do is improve my Spanish, learn other languages too. I always feel like I have the easy option being a native English speaker because everybody else is often on their second, third, maybe fourth language when talking to me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United Kingdom, United States

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