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  • Fluent in English
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Motor spares and accessories shop. Between customers, I s...
  • Commited lifelong student at the University of Life.
  • From Born in Leicester, now live in Lutterworth.
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About Me


I have a quest - to visit one country for each letter of the alphabet. 2 dozen countries so far, but only 13 letters. Still trying to figure out where to go for 'X'....!


I'm male, 46 and single. I've no idea how I suddenly became 46, I was 22 only last week!
I kinda hung up my backpacking gear a few years ago, and joined the family business - a motor spares and accessories shop in my home town of Lutterworth. I now run the shop - father has retired - which means 7 day weeks. But I'm my own boss, so I'm happy. Whenever I get the chance, and can convince Dad to mind the shop for a while, I load my rucksack and head off somewhere, for adventure. There's sooo much world out there!
I try to stay healthy. I eat good food, plenty of fruit and vegetables, cook my own healthy meals, don't smoke. I try and get out for a run now and again. Probably a little too fond of a beer, or a glass (or 3) of wine, but hey, I'm working on that one! If I was to use one word to describe myself it would be 'optimist'. Life is one big long holiday!


"Constant change is here to stay"...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Just joined, so it's early days yet. I spotted an article in the Times newspaper which gave this website address. When my home is in a fit state to invite overnighters I'll be glad to offer my couch in the future.


Never surfed a couch before. Didn't know it was possible.
Not able to offer my couch at the moment, but once I've got my s**t together, you're all welcome...


Top of the list comes travel. I live to travel. I'm at my happiest and most comfortable when exploring somewhere new. I love not knowing what's around the next corner, metaphorically and literally.
I'm also into photography. Have been on-and-off for years. My highlight was getting a couple of pictures published via Lonely Planet Images picture library.

  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • running
  • boating
  • shopping
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • business

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Only one?...

Spending a night in a sleeping bag, lying on the sand, in the Sahara desert, in total eerie silence...
Sitting in a hide 40ft up in the tree canopy, in the Malaysian jungle, transfixed by a magical nightime display by thousands of dancing fireflies...
Floating in a small boat in the middle of Dal Lake at Srinigar in Kashmir, Northern India, surrounded by lilies and Kingfishers...
Ending a long and tiring day's hiking up Morrocco's Mount Toubkal under a night sky crammed with zillions of stars...

...I love 'doing' amazing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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