Charles Hammans

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Overview

  • 24 References 17
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Language Hound/English Teacher/Traveller
  • Bristol University
  • From Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

My name's Charlie. I'm 25. I've done some pretty random stuff so far. I have quite a lot of pretty eclectic interests - languages and language teaching, good cold beer, literature, music, especially singersongwriters. Obviously travelling is a given, seeing as I'm on this website, but I also like staying places a little longer - working, seeing people's day to day, learning their language. More than anything, people tell me I'm very sociable - I love getting to know new people. Hopefully I'll meet you soon.

Mainly,
PHILOSOPHY

"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

I completely believe in the project. It's just pure social good.

Interests

Travelling, Writing, Hitchhiking, telling stories, speaking foreign languages, cups of tea (very british that way), reading, walking, teaching, football, running, swimming, film and foreign cinema, train journeys, a night at the pub, meeting new people.

Music, Movies, and 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 speak three languages more or less fluently, I can help you with English, French or Spanish, currently learning Portuguese and am crazy about the language. I can play guitar so could teach you some chords and basic shapes.

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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