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Two gringos moving to your barrio
I`ve been travelling the last couple of years. Last year i travelled from London to Hong Kong by bus and train, it was a year of new sights and eye opening situations. I`ve couchsurfed a lot in the unique countries en-route. This year i found a way to finance myself as i travelled - Teaching English - so thats what i ended up doing in Madrid for 6 months, slowly learning Spanish along the way. And now ive moved to Mexico to carry on learning and enjoying the sunny side to life.
I lived in southern Spain for the year following college graduation before going to Madrid to extend my time on the lovely Iberian peninsula for a couple more years- that's where I met Edd. I had only ever been in Europe, and was planning to return to Spain, when he asked me to come to Central and South America with him. So here we are; my plans for a "productive" life, as dubbed by the American society (or just my parents) have been put off again,in order to see the southern hemisphere, with Edd. I couldn't think of any better reason.
im an easy going guy and ive been lucky enough to go through some countries that really have strong religious and philosophical believes, and i have come to realise that each to their own really does make sense. i just think its best to focus on yourself, otherwise its pretty easy to get lost in all the hype.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We`ve both been members of CS for a few years now, and when we get the chance we participate in different ways. joining groups and going to socials (this is something Edd really likes) and when we live in places that allows for hosting its one of the most fun ways to take part in CS. At the moment were only able to meet people and show them around, and when we get a car (currently in the process) we`ll be able to take people with us to interesting little places all around Merida.
Walking off a bus ride that lasted two days and being surrounded by people shouting in different languages through the suffocating heat of a exotic land, thats when i love couchsurfing. After staying with someone a couple of days on their couch and having everything explained (even how to eat the food!), all the chaos no longer seems overwhelming, but fun and different.
sleeping in hammocks, accumulating plants for the apartment, comparing our respective english accents, rugby, snowboarding, BBC, NPR, learning languages, markets with lots of people and smells, welcoming the bees and keeping away the ants, bottles of cold beer in warm plazas, swimming anywhere we can, brainstorming ways to get from Panama to Columbia, thinking that it's a shame we're not good enough swimmers to swim from Panama to Colombia, why is it so complicated, meeting up with other CS members and meeting good people in general.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
i (Edd) went trekking for 3 weeks in Nepal, i got to climb through mountain passes that had only half the amount of oxygen, places that were so high that Yaks couldnt even live there.i got to see villages that were a week donkey ride to the nearest road, i got to stand on the roof of the world, and i loved it.
visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The World
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Portugal, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States