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to be happy and spread happiness!
Currently driving my motorcycle from London to Rome!
I am an outgoing, laid back guy with a love for discovering new corners of life. I have a lot of energy but I am also able to relax and chill out. I love to surf and travel every opportunity I get. I love talking to and meeting new people, asking questions and finding answers! I like playing around with old cameras, especially old kodaks, and have an ever increasing collection of old wind up gramophones that I restore.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I grew up in a home where we always hosted 'couchsurfers' (years before this site existed!)
I've couchsurfed a lot - not always through this site - and I've just moved onto a canal boat, so I will be able to start hosting people on my boat in London when I return from my travels in August!
I've couchsurfed in Morocco and had an amazing time - my hosts took me to all the best surfing spots along the coast, as well as cheap tasty eats.
I've also couchsurfed in New York, and got on famously with my host, and had an unbelievable amount of fun. It was hard to leave!
I've also couchsurfed a lot outside of this website - with friends, friends of friends and so on. So I consider myself to be a considerate couchsurfer, respecting the space and needs of my hosts.
I'm from a family (just outside Manchester) who always hosted couch surfers from all over the world, long before this website had been built. I don't have my own home yet, but when I do I will be continuing the tradition!
music, motorcycling, surfing, mountainbiking, horseriding, trekking/hiking, cooking, games, markets, kayaking, photography, talking, reading, computer games, museums, art, swimming, cycling, antiques, old cameras, gadgets, gizmos, history, politics, exploring, parkour, martial arts, systema, driving, 78s and gramophones, narrowboats
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My uncle is a bit of a badboy, 'cock of the school' my nan used to call him. He took me out in his sidecar on his motorcycle when I was around 8 years old.
But the first time I was on the back of a motorbike was when I was 17, in Kenya. My godbrother (my godparent's son) had a 'piki' (the swahili slang for motorbike, named after the noise the engine makes - pikipikipikipiki).
One day he drove me on his dirtbike piki down into the Rift Valley to chase Zebra. It was the most exhilarating experience I've ever know. He didn't have a helmet that fit me, so I simply clung onto the back of this 14-year-old kid while he revved down the mountainside.
I've taken every chance to ride a motorbike since, despite several attempts to put me off by motorcycle thieves...
Countries I’ve Visited
Cuba, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Kenya, United Kingdom