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David Tovell

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Part time/aspiring english teacher
  • BA International Relations.
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn Spanish, teach english and meet interesting people

ABOUT ME

I am quite an adaptable person for many types of food and cultural diversity, actually looking forward to getting acquainted with new traditions and tastes. Besides I am able to tolerate unexpected situations, and will also be willing to help if any needed. I am writing these to be able to fit in a family like comfort as the time I might arrive is not pre-arranged so much longer before I arrive and wouldn't like to cause any discomfort for your daily hastles.

PHILOSOPHY

"La vida es como la espuma, por eso hay que darse como el mar"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing, hosting, meeting people in various parts of the world, making myself useful to visitors whenever i can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Had a guy from Couchsurfing come to stay at my place in stoke and have had a number of guests here in Granada , met a tremendous variety of interesting and helpful people from from all over the world, had my ass saved on numerous occasions by generous hosts.

Interests

Literature, music, voluntary work, languages, cinema, international politics, hiking, history.

Music, Movies & Books

Good will hunting, pulp fiction, Schindler's List, Casablanca (sue me), Dr Stranglove, The lives of others, Goodbye Lenin, American Beauty, Forest Gump, the Constant Gardener, The motorcycle diaries

Music, folk (of various types),classical, indie (arcade fire, interpol etc), jazz, soul, Jeff Buckley, oldies (Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd and other cds that i steal from my parents)

Books: Anything by George Orwell, Zadie Smith or Stephen fry or Jack Kerouac (random combination i know) Moby Dick.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Volunteered in Peru, studied in Turkey.

Teach, Learn, Share

I used to teach English as a foreign language, and plan on getting started again in the new year so I'm willing to help with any language issues people have.

As someone who has just finished a year studying International Relations in Turkey with a view to getting different perspectives on global issues im always interested in using travel as a way to learn from people.

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