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Charles Hammans

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Last login 29 days ago

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  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Language Hound/English Teacher/Trave...
  • Bristol University
  • From Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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About Me


Aprovechar de un año chingón en Madrid, aprender português, encontrar un trabjao internacional....


On the cusp of moving Madrid, España, for another year of teaching English.

I am an incredibly outgoing and passionate person, about life, travel, languages, music and literature, but most importantly people. I hope to meet you soon.


"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Been a part of CS a while now...

-Love hosting people. Probably hosted 20+ people now and can honestly say I've never had a bad experience
-Lived with two Couchsurfers in Bordeaux last year...now two of my best friends in the world.
-Due to this living with another CSer in Bristol next year.
-Finding time to do a trip every now and then!


Best times:
-Meeting two couchsurfers who became my housemates and best friends.
- My first ever experience with Iker in Madrid for a week.
- Hosting some wicked people in Bordeaux.


music in all forms. especially acoustic music. play and write and find the time do a concert now and then.

language learning just gets me really excited! I speak French and Spanish and hoping to learn German and Arabic asap!

Music, Movies & Books

Y Tu Mamá También/American History X/Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas/Caché/La vie d'Adèle/Withnail and I/Habla con ella/The Rock - just a few - I love film!

Bob Dylan/Tallest Man on Earth/Dear and The Headlights/Funeral for a Friend/Jacques Brel/Gregory Alan Isakov/Silvio Rodriguez/Colin Hay - amongst millions more of course.

My favourite authors are manifest. Philip Roth, William Boyd, Sebastian Faulks, Graham Greene, André Gide, Ian McEwan, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and of course George Orwell.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhiking in Spain. Lamu Archipelago and matatu rides in Kenya. Partying in Cadiz. Indian smells. The beauty of rural England. Eating out in the Bordeaux summer air. Hitchhiking to Switzerland from Bristol. Lago Atitlán in Guatemala.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook tartiflette. I speak French + English and can you help you with that, I guess? I play guitar and could show you some chords....

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Switzerland, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom

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