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Colin Bent

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

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  • 44 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Esperanto, Russian, Somali, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Jack of many trades, master of some
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)...
  • From Halifax, the Great Nation of Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Insert creative, imaginative, and wacky mission objective here!


I invented alternating current. Okay, no I didn't - that was Nikola Tesla... But I can make a pretty mean ham and cheese omelette!


Work to live, not live to work.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've hosted many amazing people in Ottawa, Azerbaijan, and Somaliland, but now live in South-Central Somalia! Unless you are deployed here with a large international organization that can assure your safety, don't assume you can actually come here! It's dangerous, plus you wouldn't have any fun anyways. Fun is illegal here.


I've hosted a fair number of wonderful couchsurfers in Azerbaijan, Canada, and Somaliland and had a fantastic time with each one. Hosting has been great and I will surely do it again when I return to civilization, but now I'd like to cash in some of my hosting karma to stay with other awesome hosts now that I'm travelling so much!


Travel, graphic design, photography, technology, politics & political science, geography, vexillology, languages, sailing, skiing, hiking, biking.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Casablanca, Citizen Kain, Gattaca, The Talented Mr. Ripply, Blade Runner, Paris When It Sizzles.

Music: Weezer, Kings of Convenience, Postal Service, Metric, Fairweather, Stars, Tegan and Sara, Brand New, Feist, Ben Folds, Bloc Party, The Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, The Decemberists, The Editors, Emily Haines, Fujiya & Miyagi, Imogen Heap, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Mars Volta, Muse, The New Pornographers, Psapp, Of Montreal, OK Go, Sloan, Snow Patrol, The Strokes.

Books: The Singularity is Near, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Neverwhere, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, 1984, Brave New World, Snow Crash.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Run afoul with the Turkish mafia...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you: all about Canada, interesting facts about Ottawa's landmarks, Russian and post-Soviet politics, life in Azerbaijan/Colombia/Somalia.

I want to learn: how to cook, about your country's culture/history, the secret to life the universe and everything.

I want to share: crazy travel experiences!

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Western Sahara, Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

Azerbaijan, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Russian Federation, Somalia

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