Bob Barnes

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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  • Qualified as an accountant (boo hiss), but prefer to thin...
  • Britain's finest university. Lancaster.
  • From Boston, England.
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About Me


To add value to the world - to give back more than I take from it.


The main thing about me is my concern for the people and planet - this means that I'm also very interested in politics. I've worked in sustainable energy and am now studying sustainable agriculture (permaculture) in South America. I plan to start my own business when I return to the UK.

My second main interest is dancing. I jive, swing and dance the blues. I'm learning salsa and tango in South America. Few things can beat an evening with good music and nice women in your arms.

And finally, I'm an adventure sport junkie. My main one being climbing, but I'm happy to do just about anything, particularly if it involves being outdoors amongst beautiful scenery.


If you have a choice between trying something new or doing something that you know you enjoy - try something new.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted quite a few people in Nottingham, and thoroughly enjoyed all of those experiences. I'm hoping to stay with a few people in South America.


Many years ago, long before I heard of couchsurfing, I let a South African fellow (who I met in a kebab house at 2am) kip in the spare room as he had nowhere else to go.


Here's a bunch of keywords about me: tango, lindy hop, renewable energy, permaculture, organic, liberal social politics, music, blues, jazz, swing, whisky, real ale, women, photography, food, cooking, reading, travelling, culture, playing bridge.

Music, Movies, and Books

Crime thrillers. Documentaries. Buffy the Vampire Slayer series (it started off as a laugh at uni, and then I actually got quite in to it.) The Wire, West Wing, Non-Violence, Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Drinking from a freshwater stream.

Teach, Learn, Share

Love to.
I can introduce you to dancing or climbing, I can tell you about renewable energy and I can help you out with maths (if that's really what you would want to learn).

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