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To live without fear or regret. To live life free and as I choose. And to leave behind a legacy of great memories with great people.
I'm an easy-going, guitar-playing English guy hoping to see some more of the world in the next few years! My hair is kinda long, my jeans torn, and I'm always good for a beer, an interesting conversation or a jam session.
But I have a confession to make: I'm a total story addict. The crazier the better.
I figure this whole 'meaning of life' thing is actually pretty simple: to teach all we know, and learn all we can. Do what makes you happy. Do the things that scare the sh*t out of you.
... or something like that.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
None at all, but this is going to change. Watch this space!
Music (especially classic rock)
New places, new faces
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies and books are pretty much anything horror, sci-fi or fantasy. I'm a huge Stephen King fan, but I also like anything from Tolkein to Michael Crichton. As for music, I guess I'm open-minded. I'm not so much into the whole club music scene, but anything classic rock, folk or country will get me up and dancing!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Picture this: 2am on a below-freezing night in Vasatokka, Lapland. Staggering back from a friend's dorm, drunk, belly full, trying not to slip on the icy path back to my cabin. Not a soul is awake. It's just me, and the night, and the snow gleaming in the lights. And I look, on a whim, to my left, over the frozen lake. And I stop dead in my tracks. Because the Northern Lights are unlike anything I could ever have dreamed of - it was a sheet of emerald light, vertical, rippling like water, moving in a way light should not move over the lake. I stand there, utterly speechless, for what feels like a very long time, before I walk on towards my cabin. And I look up, and stop again, because a ribbon of green light is rippling overhead, and I can't believe that I'm the only one that's seeing this, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. But the second I think this, (with tears on my face and my mouth hanging open like an idiot), a flash of violet passes along the length of the ribbon of light, and all I can do is laugh with sheer, dumbfounded awe.
So really, all I did was what I do best - drink and listen to stories. But what I saw, the gift that Lapland gave me, was absolutely extraordinary, and unforgettable.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm okay at playing guitar. But I know most about fiction/poetry/song writing, and getting published. I also know a lot about Finland. But I'd love to learn a foreign language, and about different cultures. I love the little quirks that every country has, the kind of things that only locals really know.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Well, I'm a terrible cook, but I can clean, and do general household things. I like to think I can talk to anyone, and as I've mentioned about a thousand times on this profile, I have a handful of crazy stories to share! I just love life, and have a deep appreciation for beauty, and discovering new places and meeting new people, and giving all I can give, whatever that may be.
Countries I’ve Visited
Estonia, Finland, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
Finland, United Kingdom