Ben Paviour

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Journalist
  • Washington U. in St. Louis, University of Cape Town
  • From Chalrottesville, Virginia, USA
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About Me


Cut out all the noise and live well


Based in San Francisco, but frequently scratching the travel itch. Studied abroad in Cape Town, and backpacked India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, with junkets to Europe and across the US. I love exploring other people`s worlds.

I write for work and also for fun.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've got a good sense of direction and a strong sixth-travel-sense.


live music of all stripes,old and unvisited museums, running, cycling, and yoga, street food ladies who tell you how to order, porch sitting, writing & storytelling, porch sitting philosophizing, etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

Love a lot of recent British rock (The Cribs, The Coral, Two Door Cinema Club), Americana (Steve Earle, Cream, The Band), electro brain tickle music (Deadmau5, Boyz Noise), and a good pop hook.

Big reader when time allows. Favorites: Juno Diaz, Graham Greene, Bill Bryson, Jonathan Franzen

Movies: like some good post apocalyptic sci fi (matrix, looper, and those kinds of things), alien movies before they show the alien (Signs), and plenty of comedies

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Waking up at 3 AM to walk to Annapurna Base Camp under a full moon.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Japan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Slovakia, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa, United States

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