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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Thai
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • English Teacher
  • BSc (Hons) Communications and Society
  • From England, United Kingdom
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About Me

I am a Secondary English teacher living in Bangkok, Thailand. My main pastimes or interests revolve around the arts, music and culture as well as taking a keen interest in playing pool/billiards at an amateur level and travelling in South East Asia. I love sitting in and chilling (420) and talking or reading in delicatessens and coffee shops and enjoy watching live music and comedy.

Exercise-wise I like walks and hiking when in Europe and swimming when at home in Thailand. I used to be a keen traditional martial arts enthusiast and still appreciate the benefits of yoga and meditation, two skills which I still do from time to time. I am a very open-minded individual and am friends on Facebook with people from all over the world, however I have only just signed up to Couchsurfing so am yet to build up a good network of connections, my wife is Thai and we often enjoy travelling together and visiting places of interest.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I consider myself an empath who enjoys the company of a good host and can mutually reciprocate their hospitality by being a friendly and interesting person.
I have travelled fairly extensively in South East Asia after having lived and worked as a teacher there for 10 years.

I am easy-going without being overly chatty or outwardly demanding. I think this concept of travel/accommodation is an ethical bonus which opens doors and opportunities to meet new and interesting faces around the world.

Interests

  • performing arts
  • yoga
  • massage therapy
  • meditation
  • live music
  • alternative music
  • reggae music
  • martial arts
  • swimming
  • communications
  • international relations
  • spirituality
  • playing guitar
  • stand up comedy
  • kung fu
  • 420
  • temples
  • truth
  • playing pool
  • interesting people
  • nature walks
  • open mind
  • coffee shops
  • international food
  • good coffee

Music, Movies, and Books

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One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Open mic acoustic

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been an English teacher for 10 years in Bangkok, and previously an English/Drama teacher in England for 5 years.

I was a student of Shaolin Kung Fu for 5 years in the UK, I love pastimes which have no limit to the amount of learning or depth within... hence I have also experience as a performing amateur musician and pool player.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have a good knowledge of Thailand and general hot-spots and culture in South East Asia. I used to be a guitarist in an alternative band as a teen in the 90's and still play acoustic guitar from time to time. I enjoy chatting about news and popular culture, but find today's music somewhat lacking in comparison to the last century and much prefer older stuff, many different genres. I am also interested in yoga, meditation, pool and billiards and can discuss or give pointers in those fields. I like organic food and home cooking; although I do not cook so much these days I am more than happy to contribute and hopefully treat a host for brunch or dinner etc.

I am open to any requests for purchasing certain items that a host is interested in from Thailand (e.g. shirts, handbags, silk etc.)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Thailand, United Kingdom

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