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Corporate Tech guy in Learning & Development (during most days) which helps fund my trips!
I am open-minded, curious, sometimes serious, and likes to have adventures! I despise routine.
I love going to places that have a lot of culture and are also hip at the same time- as long as there's a good music scene! I consider myself a bit of a flashpacker when traveling but I'm not afraid to rough it up. I can be quite frugal in order to have the "local" experience.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am hoping to meet locals and travellers who can share a piece of their story with me. Someone who I can easily be comfortable having conversations with about anything under the sun.
If you happen to be in Manila, I can also show you around the "local" way without any pretentions nor any VIP treatment for you. It's also a plus if you like street food and cheap beer in dive bars/beer gardens. I can also host you in my place if the timing is right. My apartment's pretty small so you'll have to sleep on a sofa couch. But hey, isn't that what couchsurfing is all about? :P
Meeting people from all walks of life
A little thrill every here and then
- lgbt rights
- pub crawls
- urban exploration
- rooftop bars
- street food
- indie music
- walking tours
Music, Movies, and Books
I'm a big music lover and try to associate my travels and life events with certain songs and artists, anyhow these are some of my all-time favorite artists who are on constant play...
Music - Phoebe Bridgers, Vance Joy, Jake Bugg, Novo Amor, George Ezra, Sam Fender, Fountains of Wayne, Tallest Man on Earth, The Lumineers, The Kooks, Angus & Julia Stone, Rex Orange County, Wallows, Mac Miller
Movies - Boyhood, Superbad, Spotlight, tick, tick.. boom!, Perks of being a Wallflower, Blue is the warmest color, Into the Wild, On the Road, Anomalisa, Frances Ha, I’m thinking of ending things
Books - The Good Earth, Into the Wild, Bad Blood
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Did the gorge swing in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe- was the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever done!
Teach, Learn, Share
I want to TEACH my knowledge about things that I know I'm good at such as how I save my money for travels, plan for my trips and getting the best deals. I also like to LEARN about different cultures and places. SHARING of knowledge and having intellectual conversations that spark philosophical arguements are things I look for with people whilst having a bottle of beer :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
*I enjoy sharing/giving out a piece of where I come from
*I have a set of ears that I put to use. Also a mouth i use for friendly arguements
*Local beer at some random street/dive bar
*Manila living for CSurfers!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Philippines, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In