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Overview

  • 51 references 36 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Greek (modern); learning German, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Engineer / Inventor / DM / Storyteller
  • Did as much as I could, then run out of things to study a...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Do more!

ABOUT ME

Strange sense of humor (a bit like Marmite - love it or hate it). Having difficulty with consistency and dedication to anything right now.
Out on the lookout for something worth doing, and in need of motivation to get my ass out there and do more interesting stuff during my (limited) free time.

PHILOSOPHY

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I NOW HAVE A COUCH (only took me approximately 5 years to get one). The good old trusty inflatable bed is also available.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Heard from the site from a Russian girl in a house party in Loughborough. We talked about the idea and it seemed great. Looking forward to meeting other people like Nel in the future.

Interests

Motorbikes, arguing (in a good sense), cooking (and eating), cold coffee and backgammon, lying on the grass on any sunny day.

  • photography
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • partying
  • history
  • philosophy
  • whiskey
  • rpg
  • table games
  • debating
  • creative writing

Music, Movies, and Books

Undreakable, Sin City, 12 monkeys, Identity, The butterfly effect (only the diractor's cut version), Star Wars (only the original trilogy), Cyrano de Bergerac (only the French version).
Anything from good old hard rock (AC/DC, Lacuna Coil, Heroes del Silencio, Trypes) to melodic metal (Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation) to Vivaldi.
Second hand short stories of Science fiction from the 40's till the 80's. I also own copies of the Odyssey and the Iliad and the bibliography of Isaak Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Brandon Sanderson.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Not enough... yet.
I need to keep looking for more.
But I did ride 530 miles from Derby-UK to Frankfurt-Germany on my pride and joy.
Looking forward to the next road trip!

Teach, Learn, Share

A bit of everything in house repairs. A bit more on motorbike repairs. Tabletop RPG’s and table games in general.
Knowledge of Greek Mythology and ancient Greek history (for all the help that's going to be, especially when a sink is leaking)
Always willing to share what I know and always willing to learn more.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, anecdotes and jokes.
An open mind and open ears.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom

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