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  • 79 References 58 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German, Russian; learning Danish, Hungarian, Latvian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Teacher
  • University
  • From Belfast, Ireland
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About Me

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Well *cough* I'm Ben, born in Ireland, grew up there, but moved to England to pursue an education.
I'm outgoing, fun to be around (I hope) and enjoy a good time. I love having conversations over a wee tipple and enjoy the company of people who are a little bit out there and not as normal as society would appreciate.
I love languages and love practicing them, which is convenient for an international website :D I moved to Nottingham in order to get an education in that subject and I studied German and Russian. But we'll add more on there in the coming years when I can take on more languages. I moved to Budapest in order to learn's sort of happening.


Do your own thing as long as it doesn't harm anyone else

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host sometimes when I'm actually in the country and love meeting all my new surfers and hosts. I also contribute very individualistic cooking methods (ie. I can't cook)


Couchsurfed in Berlin and had GREAT experiences with meetings. Also love showing tourists and CSers around Belfast, Nottingham and Budapest


Languages :) Even after a few drinks I can speak languages I've never learnt. It's a unique gift. Feed me vodka and I'm sure I'll suddenly speak Bobo Fing from Mali. Not to be confused with the Bobo language from Burkina Faso, or the Gogo language from Tanzania.

  • education
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • bungee jumping
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Books: Naked Lunch, Dracula, Woyzeck, Mutter Courage, Portrait of Dorian Gray, We, Sofia Petrovna, The Heart of a Dog, Lolita, Pale Fire, Krabat, The Metamorphesis (not going to even pretend I knew what happened in that book)
Films; The Fall, Das Experiment, Amélie, The City of Lost Children, Dumplings, Oldboy, any Pixar film or any Disney film.
And music, luuuuuuurvely; anything from classical to metal such as; Apocalyptica, Blof, Alabama 3, Fixkes, Melissa Horn, Rammstein, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen, Dimmu Borgir, Alanis Morrisette, Crystal Castles, Muse, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, The Divine Comedy, Mamer, Urker the list goes ON and ON and ON.....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

oh emmmm.......driven round the coast of Ireland, taught English to children for 6 weeks, driven down the coast of California, cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge, gone to the top of the Empire State Building, taken a day trip to another country for a shower, went around the Netherlands alone on a moped, went bungee jumping in Latvia

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook...sometimes (usually my cooking method involves "it's black, it must be done now")
I can teach languages or teach you to play a musical instrument.
I can teach you to make homemade teas

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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