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  • 11 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Adventure cyclist!
  • MA philosophyMSc environmental sciencePhD environmental e...
  • From England, United Kingdom
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About Me

Set off by bike in January 2015 from England to see the world.
Blog and details of my trip are on www.selfpropellingparticle.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/selfpropellingparticle/
Vegetarian for last 22 years, but that's not always easy away from home!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The point of my trip is to see what life is like for people around the world, so I really want to spend time with local people in the places I visit and learn about their culture and lifestyle.


Keen cyclist, hill-runner, mountaineer, swimmer and now traveller.
Avid reader of fiction and non-fiction.
Trying to learn to play the harmonica.
Trying to pick up languages in the countries I travel through, but there are an awful lot of them!

  • culture
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Pretty eclectic musical tastes, but if I have to pick a few things:
(modern) Phantom Band, White Denim, TVOTR, Trembling Bells, Wave Pictures, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes, Nick Cave, Jack White, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Vampire Weekend, Will Oldham, Conor Oberst, the Kills, Fiery Furnaces
(classic) Stevie Wonder, the Kinks, Bob Dylan, William Onyeabor, Gram Parsons, JJCale, Neil Young, Little Walter, Led Zep, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, Maria Callas, Bert Jansch, Beethoven, Bach, Verdi, Duke Ellington

Films: Princess Bride, Grand Budapest Hotel, Big Lebowski, Blues Brothers, Withnail and I

Books / authors: everything by Kurt Vonnegut, Dostoevsky, Margaret Atwood, Alasdair Gray (Lanark especially), Susan Jeffers. Mathieu Ricard's 'Happiness'. Currently enjoying Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I quit the rat race to see the world by bike - surely that counts?!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Experience and perspectives from the countries I have visited around the world.
Plus, practically speaking, I can cook, clean, mend things etc etc!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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