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Bernard McNerney

속초, 강원도

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  • 42 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Irish, Korean
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • ESL teacher in South Korea
  • Finance & Law were my majors but I g...
  • From Longford, Ireland
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About Me

*NOTE: I live in Ganseong, Goseong County which is about 45 mins north of Sokcho by local bus / 25 mins in a taxi. Map: http://goo.gl/wHIfh0 *


Travelled across the USA with an arts project in 2014 - Alley Art! (www.facebook.com/alleyartproject). Then visited South and Central America.
Now I'm back in Korea! :-D


I'm an Irish guy who enjoys travelling the world, teaching English and a little bit more travelling.
In 2013 I travelled through India, North America & Taiwan before returning to Ireland for a few months. In 2014, I toured the USA with an arts project - ALLEY ART - we hosted pop up art events in 14 different cities - www.alleyartproject.cf

Now I'm back in Korea for one more year of teaching! (I was already here for 2011-2013)

I'm outgoing, positive, chatty and social.

Read my tweets: twitter.com/bernardmc


No regrets. No time for negativity. No time for selfishness.

Life is for sharing.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I aim to show my guests a good time in my town, introduce them to some local food/places and culture. Because I live(d) in a rural area, it's hard to join any of the CS meetups in Seoul. I hope to be a more active member in that regard when I change locations!


All positive so far; I see CouchSurfing as an introduction to something I want to do in the future - open a B&B/hostel.


Too many to mention: music, movies, meeting people, challenging experiences, relaxing, sleeping (a lot), partying, travelling, getting out of my comfort zone.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: I have a broad taste in films, and am particularly drawn to dark, depressing dramas. It's the ying to my yang.... Favourites include: American Beauty, The Matrix, Magnolia, Edward Scissorhands, Black Swan, Amelie, Tarantino movies and tonnes, tonnes more.
Last movie I loved: Birdman.

Music: Everything & anything goes here, from pop schmaltz to Marilyn Manson. Have a penchant for alternative female solo singers (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Lissie, Adele, Foxes, Sea Oleena) and movie soundtracks (classical or otherwise). Currently addicted to Kygo <3

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Laos. Ziplining in the rainforest. Living in treehouses. Trying to find baboons. I'll tell you the rest when I meet you :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Skills I can teach you: How to speak the Irish language - improve your English skills - how to slalom on rollerblades - general computer/tech/phone queries :)

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Ireland, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, United States

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