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Overview

  • 12 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Self-Employed
  • B.A. in History from McMaster University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Hello friends!

I'm Andre -tutor, massage therapy student and rockstar. I 'm no longer surfing until I graduate, then I will be back on the road again. In the meantime I want to put together some hangouts and jam sessions. After all, if you can't go see the world, make the world come to you!

I don't exactly live in a hotspot of touristic activity, but if you need a spot then please don't hesitate to ask.

Best,
-Andre

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

When not Traveling: It's such a great community and a chance to meet interesting people from all over the world. Possibly even a way to catch inspiration for new adventures...

When Traveling: I think CS provides a richer, more authentic experience for me when I’m traveling. I have met seriously great people who have given me a great perspective on the local area.

And as a guest I am outgoing, skilled, friendly and helpful so there are no shortage of ways for me to give back.

Interests

Guitar/music/performance, conversation, yoga, sports and jewelry-making,

  • yoga
  • guitar
  • skateboarding
  • rock climbing
  • performing
  • hiphop
  • jewelry making
  • drumming
  • public speaking

Music, Movies, and Books

I love adventure books like Don Quixote and well-researched historical fiction like that of James Clavell and Gary Jennings.

Recently, I have read ‘Mastery’ by Robert Greene and the ‘Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck’ by Mark Manson. Both were excellent. Now I’m reading ‘The Denial of Death’ by Ernst Becker.

Musically, I like most everything but 2-Pac and Gordon Lightfoot are two of my all-time favourites. I’m a devout hip-hop head but I’ve been more into rock lately as I’m teaching myself to play guitar.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I circumnavigated the globe back in 2011-2012.
I got robbed four days into it and after I got over feeling sorry for myself I decided to soldier on despite having lost all of my equipment, documents, etc.
It was amazing. No longer encumbered by a heavy bag and lots of gucci gear I didn't need I moved a lot quicker and I realized that ‘he who wishes to travel happily must travel lightly.’

Teach, Learn, Share

I love playing guitar. I would be happy to teach and learn. I have met many phenomenal players in my travels and each has imparted something of value.

Also I teach jewelry-making, yoga, breathing exercises, improv, etc...

I worked with kids in Germany, Honduras, Nicaragua and Canada so very often I have to break new skills down to their core teachable components.

Some kids at the last place I crashed taught me how to ‘loon whistle’. I’m not good at it but I would be happy to ‘learn you all I know.’ 😜

What I Can Share with Hosts

If you like OUTLAW COUNTRY and twangy-ass guitar noises I will rock your socks off!

Conversations are important to me. I listen actively, stare deeply and speak truthfully.

I’m strong, competent with tools, and helpful.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Honduras, Nicaragua, United States

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