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  • Fluent in French; learning Finnish, German, Greek (modern), Hungarian, Japanese, Swedish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2017
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  • B.A. English Literature
  • From Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

*** October 2021 // Malmö🇸🇪 ***

Hello there, bonjour! I've made Ottawa🇨🇦 my home for 20+ years and love the city. Currently living in a centrally-located apartment in Centretown, about a 15-minute walk from Parliament Hill and close to many points of interest.

At the moment, have a day job writing speeches.🖊
I also host a weekly progrock/jazz radio show at the local community radio station, CHUO 89.1 FM.🎙 (www.facebook.com/lavillachuofm)

On evenings and weekends I'm usually available. I like to run when the weather is nice 🏃 but I’m a passionate indoorsman when it gets cold around here 🥶.

What else—I can recommend where to hear the best live music 🎶 in town.

Most of all, I'm ready to host you!

Hosted CS guests from: 🇺🇸🇺🇦🇮🇳🇨🇱🇫🇷🇨🇦🇬🇧🇲🇾🇦🇹🇵🇱🇩🇪🇧🇪🇲🇽🇨🇳🇸🇰🇳🇱🇰🇷🇸🇪🇧🇷🇹🇷🇻🇳🇾🇪🇮🇹🇪🇸🇨🇭🇦🇷🇷🇴🇨🇿🇷🇺🇵🇭🇫🇮🇹🇼🇦🇺🇬🇷🇫🇴🇸🇮🇨🇴🇮🇷🇩🇰🇩🇿🇨🇷🇮🇪🇦🇿🇪🇨🇱🇻🇺🇬🇹🇭🇯🇲🇰🇿🇸🇬🇳🇿🇳🇬🇷🇸🇯🇵🇬🇪🇩🇴🇧🇭🇮🇲🇮🇱🇹🇳🇺🇾🇵🇪🇴🇲🇨🇩🇧🇬🇭🇳🇧🇳🇮🇩🇵🇹🇳🇴🇭🇺🇲🇦🇸🇩🇳🇵🇲🇹

Surfed with CS hosts in: 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇫🇷🇬🇧🇧🇪🇫🇮🇦🇹🇭🇺🇭🇷🇷🇸🇧🇬🇹🇷🇷🇴🇩🇰🇳🇱🇸🇪

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

My partner Sabina Lindgren introduced me to the CS community back in 2016. Sabina is a veteran couchsurfer and all-around wonderful human being based in Sweden🇸🇪. Having now experienced the joys of Couchsurfing together, I'm keeping the positive vibes going as a host here in Ottawa, and hopefully as a guest too the next time we’re out travelling.

Check out Sabina’s great profile! https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/sabinalindgren

Interests

  • cats
  • books
  • cooking
  • running
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • minimalism
  • jazz
  • guitar
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • couchsurfing
  • craft beer
  • radio
  • hospitality
  • maps
  • ramen
  • flags
  • vinyl records
  • railways
  • progressive rock
  • duolingo
  • halfmarathon
  • kanji
  • eurail
  • speechwriting

Music, Movies, and Books

Musical interests run the gamut from modern and classic-era progressive rock to avant-jazz, extreme metal, experimental music, Scandinavian folk, early 70s soul, Glenn Gould’s Bach and the Greek crooners.

One musical artist I could not live without: Leprous

Happy to welcome all your musical recommendations!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I taught English in Japan🇯🇵 for three years. If you've done something similar, it would be fun to share experiences.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a passion for the cuisine of Hungary🇭🇺 — would be happy to prepare for you my signature dish: pörkölt and nokedli. 🌶+🍅+🥒 =🥘 If you have a favourite recipe from home, let’s make it! 🍽

13 highly recommended adventurers and travel vloggers — all worth checking out:

Rick Steves https://www.youtube.com/user/RickSteves
Eva zu Beck https://www.youtube.com/EvazuBeckOfficial
Geography Now https://www.youtube.com/GeographyNow
Bald and Bankrupt https://www.youtube.com/baldandbankrupt
Eamon & Bec https://www.youtube.com/EamonBec/
Syifa Adriana https://www.youtube.com/SyifaAdriana
Alina Mcleod https://www.youtube.com/AlinaMcleod
Drew Binsky https://www.youtube.com/thehungrypartier
Nora Adventurism https://www.youtube.com/Nora_adventurism
On Her Bike https://www.youtube.com/onherbike
The Man in Seat 61 https://www.youtube.com/seat61
1 Bike, 1 World https://www.youtube.com/1bike1world
Itchy Boots https://www.youtube.com/itchyboots

What I Can Share with Hosts

What I Can Offer Guests:

- private guest room for two with deluxe air mattress🛏
- pull-out couch for two in more open space🛋
- bathroom with shower/bath🚿🛁
- balcony that gets morning and afternoon sun🌇
- wifi📱

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Japan

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