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Overview

  • 80 References 46 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • PhD Urban Planning Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • From Pretoria
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Studying my PhD in Urban Planning at Harvard University.

ABOUT ME

I am Brandon.
I love exploring, running and meeting new people.
I want to see as much of the world as possible and experience many things in many different locations.
I love eating Berries. I am vegetarian. I like penguins and mountains.
I'm a city researcher - and have worked for the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town; so issues from urbanisation to property ownership, spatial segregation, and economic mobility appeal to me!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

surfing and hosting!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed around Tanzania, USA, Brazil, Bolivia. Argentina and Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana and Burundi. I really enjoyed it and happy to be a part of the community. I have recently been hosting quite a few people in my apartment in Cape Town.

Interests

Running
Sports
Reading
Urban Geography
Inequality
Eating Berries
Vegetarianism/veganism
Travelling
Nature
Hummus
Cricket

  • photography
  • vegetarian
  • running
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • sports
  • cricket
  • geography
  • history
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

The Maccabbees
Wild Beasts
Otis Redding
James Blake
Bon Iver
Jungle

American Beauty
The Truman Show
Django
12 Years a Slave

I LOVE documentaries

The God Species
Life as Politics
Perve
Kane and Able
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Corrections
Ian Mcewan

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

At the start of 2015 I ran 400km in 10 days. This was the same route that 7000 mineworkers walked in 1899 as they escaped war. I did this to raise money for charity!

Got naked at the peak of Mt Meru in Tanzania at 6: 15 in the freezing cold.

Spent 30 days walking the entire length of a river in south Africa. The first people to do it!

Teach, Learn, Share

The history/political situation of your country

I want to learn more about photography.

I would like to take my guests running

What I Can Share with Hosts

Running, Running, Running :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Ghana, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

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