Joe A

Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Joe A

Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Learning French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • International Relations student
  • International Relations
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I've just left a very serious Project Manager job, and I've decided to do some travelling and work out what worthy cause I'll commit the rest of my working life to. I'm also working towards an International Relations degree.

My home is in Bristol but spend a lot of time traveling and volunteering abroad, and will be moving to Bulgaria after a few months travelling.

I spend weekends socialising, going to gigs, raves, parties, festivals, djs/bands etc.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy hosting people, and show people round preferably at weekends, finding out about music and film recommendations from around the world. And of course food.

I meet most of my house mates through Couch Surfing. Caroline, Ulrik and Tomek being great examples who are now very good friends of mine.


The main focus of my travel recently has been supporting schools in the developing world. So far taken me to Kenya, Tanzania, Moldova and Ecuador. I enjoy nights out, gigs, cycling, running, skiing, yoga, cooking, mid-century furniture design, politics and religion, world affairs, democracy, languages, technology. ***RADIO 4***

Music, Movies, and Books

Music is a big part of my life I like anything from Motown, jazz, uk hip-hop, funk, 60s, folk, rock, electro, minimal techno, and house and a bit of drum and bass and dub step.

The Knife, 2 many DJs, Laura Marling, Claude von Stroke, Stoneroses, Babyshambles, Delfonics, Kate Bush, Morrisey, Jesse Rose, Booka Shade, Joy Orbison, David Bowie, M.A.N.D.Y, Velvet Underground, Placebo, Tracey Chapman, Policia, Hype Williams, Arthur Russell, Caribou, El Pero Del Mar, Letherette, Burial, TEED

Books: A million little pieces by James Frey, Freakonomics, The Dice Man, Strange death of David Kelly, Blood River, anything by Chomsky or Malcolm Gladwell, Misha Glenny

Movies: Jacobs ladder, Pie, Withnail and I, Crash, Munich, anything by Adam Curtis, Citizenfour

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sarajevo, Hampi, Rio De Janeiro and staying in a Massai tribe hut overnight in the bush in Tanzania, Ecuadorian Amazon

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a nack for computers and love general knowledge and cooking.

I am keen to learn about religion and history and international relations

What I Can Share with Hosts

I've just converted two flats into one house, so there is lots of space for surfers. We do lots of home cooking. Advice on where to eat, go out, and where to find good music in Bristol

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom

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