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To graduate (with a good grade..) my 3rd year of university, followed by a summer of travelling escapades.
I'm Gareth, 20 years old. It's the oldest I've ever been. I'm currently in my final year of university studying Sociology at Cardiff. After graduation, it's time to grow up and actually become an adult. For the mean time, I'll try and study amidst planning the next travelling adventure.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have no couch surfing experience as yet, but hope to get involved. A guy from Australia I met in Slovenia sworn by this site, so I'll hopefully be able to soon understand what all the fuss is about :).
Music, Writing, Travelling, Football, Socialising, Meeting New People, Sociology (at a limit..), Pro Evolution Soccer, Films, TV. The usual suspects, I assume.
Music, Movies, and Books
Mostly into Indie/Alternative and Rock music, but if it sounds good, I'll give it a listen. Movies wise, I usually watch either epics (Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, American Gangster, etc.) or comedies (basically, anything with Will Ferrell). Favourite books include A Catcher In The Rye, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and To Kill A Mockingbird.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Disneyland, the football game in Prague and rafting in Slovenia were all pretty special. Know what wasn't amazing? The Astronomical Clock in Prague. A lot of hype for absolutely nothing - the reaction of the crowd on the hour was one of confusion and irritation.
Teach, Learn, Share
Prague: If you're a football fan, go to a football match in Prague. We seen Premier League side Viktoria Zizkov play against Teplice. It was £3 to get in, not to mention 50p Hot Dogs and free beer for the whole game. FREE. BEER. Book your tickets today.
Berlin: Do the alternative tour. The guys will take you to the 'untourist' areas of Berlin. You see some wicked stuff, including an art squat made from a derelict building, the city's best graffiti, and a shop that sells clothes by the kilo. Don't miss the visit to K76 as well - the German Borat selling cannibis, absinthe and camping gear contributed to a great day!
Croatia: If you're going to Dubrovnik, you'll have to prepare yourself for an 11 hour bus journey. It's fine - it has all the facilities you'd expect (air conditioning, toilets) and isn't too painful if you have an iPod to spare. My main point, though, is to make sure you have your passport to hand. You go through Bosnia, and if you don't have your passport, the Bosnian border control can be incredibly sarcastic. In order to avoid embarassment, keep it close :).
Countries I’ve Visited
Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia
Countries I’ve Lived In