Ben Jones

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Hebrew (modern), Italian, Sign Language - British, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Acquatic astronaut
  • Institutionally and experientially
  • From Brizzle (bristol), UK
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About Me


Get myself in a position where I never have to do work I don't want to do again.


Howdy! My name is Ben and I have been on this planet for 24 years now.

I am slightly confused with what I want out of life right now. I think the best thing to do is to live as many different experiences and places as possible before 'settling down' if I ever do.

I am happiest doing creative stuff like writing, photography and videos. However, the people I've met who work by this generally tell me that you will make no money through writing and videography (photography is easier).

Right now I'm going entrepreneur and starting a company. I am also learning coding and other jobs that you can do over the internet, gearing me up for the eventualities of a nomadic lifestyle.

In Berlin you will find me happy, busy and willing to explore new things. Vamos.

Benjamin Peter Jones

If you want to get in touch, send me a CS message. Facebook Messages from non-friends get ignored :)

visited 29 states (12.8%)


The Nietzschean superman.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Events, surfing hosting etc.




My camera is my baby. Taking photos is one of the few things that always feels good, even when I am hungover.

I also love making films (see the my website link).

I studied PHILOSOPHY and economics (the philosophy is capitalised for a reason !)

I like travelling (well, duh) and learning languages and understanding their structures. The that verbs in Hebrew change with the gender fascinates me for example.

Music of many forms. I play the melodica and am always up for a jam although I apologise in advance if I seems I am greedy as I find this instrument very difficult to play anything other than solos on this instrument.

I like computers, star wars, Studio Ghibli, Adobe CS5 and am learning web coding. (Let's get the nerd out all in one sentence :D )

I like drinking, but hate being hungover. If someone can find me a solution I will buy you a beer.

Music, Movies, and Books

I always want to read, but only seem to find time when I'm travelling. I like to write as well.

Movies.... A lot.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived on a bus called the Gypsy Train for 5 months.

Worked with Capuchin and Spider monkeys for a month in the Bolivian rainforest.

Interrailed round Europe with a 2m cardboard Jesus.

I helped prepare a guinea big from live to BBQ.

Hitchhiked 3000km from Ushuia to Buenos Aires.

Attended Rainbow Gathering 2011.

Watched a chunk of ice as big as a house fall from the Perrito Moreno.

Lived in Medellin, Colombia.

Swum in a cenote.

Saw the salt flats.

The 24 hour Himalayan jeep journey to Leh.

Teach, Learn, Share

I always like lerning bits about other languages, how they're constructed etc.Enjoy teaching photography and having a jam.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

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