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Overview

  • 63 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Faroese, German, Guaraní, Icelandic, Quechua, Swedish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Front Desk Supervisor / English and Spanish teacher.
  • Life, family, friends, University...
  • From Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make other people happy.

ABOUT ME

I like going for walks when dawn breaks, I enjoy playing music, I feel best when singing and am a bit of a globetrotter.
I like a good night's drinking, good food and friends.
I don't know what my purpose in life is, but I'm not bothered either, that's why I think 'The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' is the best philosophy ever... You may disagree, but it's one of the few which don't give a sodding bleep about what life really is, and the motto is just perfect: 'Don't panic'
In conclusion: I'm the average bloke.

PHILOSOPHY

I live to make people happy so that people make me happy back.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I thoroughly enjoy hosting people, and showing them why I love the place in which I'm dwelling. I haven't had the chance to be hosted yet. You *could* be the first one :P

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Having people kipping in one's place is great, getting to know them, sharing experiences, showing them around. I'm glad I'm part of one of the best projects ever.

Interests

Ooh, many more though, basically anything that induces me to unabashedly shout "Huzzah!".

  • books
  • coffee
  • music
  • hiking
  • food
  • friends
  • tea
  • meeting new people
  • strolling

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many to list.
But here's a few:

Music:
GRUNGE! I'm a 90's kid. The last thinking generation.
(Sorry for those brought up amidst perdition)
Other than that I will listen to virtually anything that's well thought through. I'm also really open to suggestions. It's always great to discover new good music.

Books:
The importance of being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
The unbearable lightness of being (Milan Kundera)
De amor y de sombra (Isabel Allende)
La casa (Manuel Mujica Láinez)
Usted no me lo va a creer (Roberto Fontanarrosa)
L'écume des jours (Boris Vian)

The list could be endless... Starting to read a book is fascinating, finishing it is fulfilling.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crossed the Equator on a cruise ship on the day of Equinox.

Teach, Learn, Share

I LOVE teaching languages. I love learning from native speakers, and I love exchanging language experiences. I love to study and over-study dialects. I may sometimes become a bit obnoxious about it, but believe me, it's only because I'm interested. I love learning from other cultures, and I have little prejudice... I generally welcome new customs, unless they make someone else feel uncomfortable.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Tunisia, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Sweden, United Kingdom

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