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  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Professional cynic
  • Degree in History and Postgrad in Journalism
  • From Birmingham
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About Me


New cities, new experiences


I am fortunate that my bizarre career means that I get to travel a lot and live where I want. I sometimes forget how lucky this makes me.

I wear hats. I play cards. I eat cheese. I listen to post punk and electronic music. I still haven't been to the gym. I eat pies in North Bar. I like primary colours. I am seduced by the beauty of televised bowls.

Fortunately I rarely need to get up before noon.

I'm really quite taken by this whole couchsurfing thing. I've met some lovely people and had my travel experiences greatly enriched. I still feel like I'm in karma debt, so if you are in my city and need a hand with something or want to say hi, then send me a message. I'll try and answer everything as long as it isn't a copy/paste job. My forthcoming biography will be entitled 'I sold my fridge to a Rastafarian Meatloaf fan'

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed quite a few places. I've hosted. I organised a CS event attended by over 50 people and I've sublet CSers apartments several times.


Kim (Germany)
Josie (New Zealand)
Helena (Sweden)
Yukina (Japan)
Angie (Austria)
Harm (Netherlands)

Surfed with:
Aubin (San Jose, CA)
Scott (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Dawn & Lailani (Oxnard, CA)
Marie (Tacoma, WA)
Melinda (Seattle, WA)
John (Seattle, WA)
Caspar (Berlin, Germany)
Nick (Berlin, Germany)
Hanna & Atsushi (Yokohama, Japan)
Brad (Zushi, Japan)
Helena (Berlin, Germany)
John (New York, USA)
Sarah and Stefan (Ghent, Belgium)
Kad (Namur, Belgium)


Poker, custard, revolution, darts, kubb, unpaid library fines, derelict crazy golf courses, clean guitars that sound like transparent sunshine.

Eating yogurts very fast. I hold the unofficial world record (2.4 seconds)

Music, Movies, and Books

Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Joy Division, New Order, dEUS, At The Drive-In, !!!, Radio4, The Rapture, The Clash, Life Without Buildings, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Badly Drawn Boy, Crystal Castles, Justice, Calvin Harris, Ikara Colt, Million Dead, Foals, Gang of Four, Carina Round, Sparklehorse, Peaches, Portishead, Liars, Mogwai

Indie/world/or just plain interesting cinema.

Stuff like: The Station Agent, Into The Wild, Dead Man's Shoes, Somewhere, The Wrestler, La Haine, Audition, Festen, Brick, Serpico, Hard Eight, Big

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Many great cities and many more still to see!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to eat a yogurt in two seconds, how to play poker well, and I'm a great crazy golfer - lessons always available!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom, United States

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