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  • 16 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Italian, Japanese, Māori, Spanish
  • 48, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Ph.D. in French Literature
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About Me


Studying to be a high-school teacher!


I am open-minded, curious, laid-back, and sociable. I seek out beautiful things to film and photograph. I have a fledgling YouTube channel where I upload some of my short films and video blogs. I try to treat all people with respect and value the differences between people, which I find fascinating - the people and the differences! I try not to fill my mind with trivia like the often negative world-view presented by the media, and focus on what real people have to say about their own lives and their original thoughts.


I try to change the physical world as little as possible, but try to seek out as much excitement as I can while I do that. I have an urge to understand everything that helps me in that quest!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Showing couchsurfers around my city. I also try to provide advice. I have surfed couches in Germany, Argentina, and Malaysia.


Surfed couches in Malaysia (3) Germany, Argentina and Canada. Socialised with a dozen or so other couchsurfers in Malaysia. I loved staying with a family in Hamburg, which is one of my favourite cities.


Photography, languages, the forest, sailing, movies, playing guitar.

Music, Movies, and Books

Neil Young, Tom Waits, Milan Kundera, Tom Robbins, and many more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I sailed through the notorious French Pass between D'Urville Island and the South Island of New Zealand. Sailed, without the motor! Watching the water flowing up to the surface around the boat as if it was boiling was freaky! Just a few days before a pod of grey dolphins played around the boat when we were 15 kilometres from any land. Awesome!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English, French, German, photography and video editing, computers, literature, and a bit of French philosophy.
I want to learn Spanish, tango guitar, and running my own business.

What I Can Share with Hosts


Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, England, France, New Zealand

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