Ciaran Olsen

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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About Me


Learn about South America, meet locals, and do some huge adventures!


I am always learning, trying to make the most out of the short time on earth as I can. love to travel, it teaches me about the world, motivates me to do things, have a better understanding of others, and hopefully I can inspire you as well! I feel best when I can make someone laugh or smile or creating something that helps the world, or when I am experiencing or sharing something or someone new; or being with friends and family. I would say I am a libertarian, and believe in helping others to help themselves. I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for life, especially when I am on the road experiencing somewhere new!

Please host me because you want to share and learn with me, nothing sexual please and thank you. I have noticed over the last while this has become more of an occurrence on this site mainly from people who are maybe shy and find it hard to meet whatever your version of romance is. I respect your resourcefulness and that will give you success one day, but please realize that couch surfing is an amazing tool for our world to learn about each other, and we all need to work together to make sure it stays a safe place for everyone including you to use.

*** due to many previous requests and offers this is on my profile just to save us all time: I am not gay, and have no problem hosting or being hosted by gay people, I have had some of my best CS experiences here, but please do not ask to stay with me or host me if your intention is sexual, as nothing sexual will happen with any CS members as a sign of respect to the purpose of the website and to you for opening your world to me.


Follow your heart, and always treat others better than how you want to be treated.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf, and host and go to meet ups!


Everywhere I have traveled over the past 7 years I have used couch surfing! Its been great, met great people, and learned a lot! If you host me, I promise that some how someday I will find a way to repay you. I really really respect couchsurfing hosts who open their hearts and world to me as it is such an awesome things to do. I try to host as much as possible when I am at home, although unfortunately I haven't had a lot of opportunity to due to roomates/ lack of room and a stable place to live. I really want to make a point of hosting one traveler a month once I return home and have my own place for the first time starting in the new year:)


volunteering with youth
comedy/ improv
Dance partys in people's houses!

Music, Movies, and Books

Movie: The Mighty Ducks, hot rod, fight club
Music: Bob Marley, Knann, Eminem, s, Mackelmore, Classified, Johnny Cash, Chromeo, Jay-Z
Book: The alchemist,, Guns Germs and Steel, Mark Cuban

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in Grise Fiord the most northern permanent community in the world where I worked as a social worker for three months. I got to see polar bears, hunt for seals, snowmobile and experience life in an extreme setting with wonderful people.

Teach, Learn, Share

This is my travel blog:
You can use it to learn about different places around the world and my hope is it inspires/ teaches you and gives you new ideas about our world.

What I want to learn:

If I am asking you to host me it isn't a money thing, I don't travel just to sight see. Couch surfing is a great tool, as it has allowed me to connect with so many people around the world and learn about people, cultures, and allowed me to see things I wouldn't know how to otherwise see. I am asking you to host me because I am genuinely interested in meeting you and sharing a bit of our time on earth together to have a great time and become a better person because of it.

What I Can Share with Hosts

What I can teach/ share you that I have found popular from previous surfers:

1- Cooking Western food
2- Going on adrenaline adventures from theme parks to hikes to anything in between
3- How to travel to different parts of the world the right way (I have been to a lot of places)
4- I love any type of active stuff, and I can teach you if you want.

5- I get a lot of good feedback from other countries that I am a funny "CRAZY" guy and that I am very different from other people in that I have these crazy ideas and things I want to see and do while traveling. My favorite two things I did while couch surfing:
### Bought a big pig for a slum area in Manilla and me and my hosts and the locals had a huge feast and party with everyone.
###Drove with my host around Jakarta by scooter through the biggest rush hour in the world and destressed twice by going and singing Karaoke in a private room, before this I never sang, and now i love it!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In


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