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Writing, humanitarian aid work, exploring, growing completely out of the system, learning more about lightheartedness, and enjoying life!
I am a British/Persian author (24 books: personal development, psychology and self help www.edengalaxy.com), public speaker and humanitarian aid doctor who took part in many missions with doctors without borders (MSF)and the United Nations.
I have moved to North Tenerife (La Laguna ) which is the greener end of this little paradise. My flat is in the heart of the capital and very close walking distance from tram and central bus station. I organise many events, walks and picnics here in Tenerife and help link CSers with other CSers. I lead a charitable initiative to help young travelers who are at cross roads in their lives find a meaningful purpose and direction.
I worked as a medical doctor with international humanitarian organisations around the world (MSF, and UN) for a decade, the UK national health service and then independently as a coach, public speaker, and author. I moved to Tenerife which is a little paradise just more than 7 years ago. I am a slow nomad and travel part of the year slowly to other locations to experience life as a local elsewhere as well.
humanitarian, healthy, green,
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I invite interesting people to come over and show them around a little bit. I organise many picnics and hiking trips in Tenerife almost every week. Hopefully this would be an opportunity for some cultural/lingual/cooking exchanges, and spending a few hours together, not to be used solely as a B&B!!!
The vast majority of CS people I met were wonderful. I have met many good and long term friends, and I am grateful to the experience. There are some rather very few professional parasites also that infest this great initiative to use others, but once u get a bit more experienced u learn how to identify and avoid them :) those few come to your house to sleep, eat, waste as much time as they can pestering around and have no plans for their journeys other than killing hours and days and preying on others! Nothing is ever perfect, but this initiative is a fantastic one, and most people are interesting and fun. Thanks very much CS team :)
PLEASE SEND ME A COUCHREQUEST AFTER READING MY PROFILE FULLY, ONLY IF U THINK WE GOT THINGS IN COMMON AND IF U ARE INTERESTED IN SPENDING TIME TOGETHER, AND HAVING SOME CULTURAL EXCHANGE. I HOST PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SHARING, LEARNING, AND TEACHING. I host most good, simple, and humble people gladly:) I joined CS to make friends :)
A nice, spacious and cosy apartment, In the heart of La Laguna, and walking distance from everything. It's in a nontouristy typical Spanish city yet commutable to busier touristy locations. A separate guest room that lodges a maximum of two guests. No smoking. 5 minutes drive from the airport, and commutable by bus to TF north airport.
I live on my own and dont have pets.
Can host week days and weekends with PRIOR arrangement. Please note that I need to pencil your trip in my diary a week or two in advance.
Activities around: Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, paragliding, trekking, name it!
walking, picnics, cooking,reading, writing, dancing, making new friends :)
Music, Movies, and Books
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Too many to choose from!
Teach, Learn, Share
Good friends are gems...
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can cook, share stories, use my coaching and psychotherapy skills if needed, and offer peaceful and tranquil companionship.
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Gambia, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, France, Iran, Italy, Liberia, Netherlands, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam