david Swales

London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Author/Artist/ex-Corporate/Executive Coach
  • College
  • From Ireland, UK, Germany and Cyprus
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

Single gay British/Irish artist and writer travelling around the world for a year or two trying to write a book and doing art projects.

Previously worked in finance for 12 years in Manhattan, Manila, Seoul and London. Prior to that I worked in VC in Singapore and in the gem trade.

Have also lived in Singapore, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, Cyprus, Texas and California.

Have been to over 85 countries and in 2015 so far I've been to Israel, Egypt, Dubai, France, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, UK, Turkey, Georgia (the country) and Armenia.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted and visited people.


History, current affairs, camping, travel, fishing, rugby, art, nature, geography, culture and FOOD.

Music, Movies, and Books

Lots and lots of historical non-fiction. Esp Byzantine, Islamic, Andalusian, Caucasus, Central Asia.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've swam with whale-sharks and survived a pretty freaky plane accident. Lived in Berlin as a kid before the wall fell and used to go over to the Communist East a lot.

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Lived In

Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

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