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  • 13 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Luganda; learning French, German, Russian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Medical Lab Technologist.Massage therapist
  • From Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
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About Me

Hello I am Derek, have been on CS for five years now. Living in Uganda and finding it pretty good for me. I am have a good career with responsibilities and am well directed. I graduated as a medical laboratory technician and also am a well trained massage therapist. LGBTQ friendly and can host you as well since I am too.

I love my life. I am honest and forthright and love TRUTH... I believe I am selfless and trustworthy, outgoing and at the same time welcoming to everyone. I believe in life beyond borders not least as I have traveled extensively. I believe learning never ends, and that is why I make sure I learn from whoever I meet and speak with.


I believe that in life we always learn from whoever we meet and at one point in time we get to know who we cherish and who we love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I participate by hosting surfers, and I also help newcomers get to know more about my city and my neighbourhood.

I choose to live between Entebbe and Kampala; I am able to strike a contrast between where we live virtually and where we are physically.

It is super-positive as regards the wonderful people I have hosted, and how my family has changed its perception towards CS from the people I host. I have also met nice and wonderful friends at CS meetings which has enriched my friendship circle.


Travelling, cooking,reading and listening to stories, walking long distances, adventure, watching movies.

  • literature
  • massage therapy
  • sauna
  • travelling
  • vegetarian cooking
  • walking around

Music, Movies, and Books

Apocalypto, Furry Vengeance and Transformers. I love environmental documentaries and books; agricultural books as well; and also cookbooks and dining books. I personally cherish travel books and personal testimonies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Helping in rural areas of Western and northern Uganda to boost people's health through Primary Health Care and treatment of ailments and diseases.
Installing water filters in schools to avail the population with clean and safe water for drinking and domest use

Teach, Learn, Share

Couchsurfing is about cultural exchange; I am pleased to share my life experiences and knowledge in exchange for yours.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my time, my knowledge about the subject at hand as well as my support.
I am a good cook and would love to always prepare something good for my hosts as well as guests.

95% vegetarian

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

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