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  • 235 references 91 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Sign Language - American, Spanish; learning Chinese, Dutch, Irish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Author/content creator
  • Uni, then the real world
  • From Ireland
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About Me

Lovely to meetcha, I'm Benny from Ireland, and I've been nomadic since 2003 (seriously)! I run the hugely successful website, Fluent in 3 Months, and related social media channels.

I joined Couchsurfing when it just had a few thousand members. Was super active for many years, and then went and did the boring regular life stuff, which kicked my ass, so I'm back to travel mode again. I have no base and everything I own travels with me.

Travelling the world trying to learn all its beautiful languages and cultures and learning about myself along the way. I'm a vegetarian, non-smoking, non-drinker who loves to party! I have no problem making new friends!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted over two thousand Couchsurfers in dozens of countries, whenever I was renting a home there. Mostly on the site to meet fellow travellers.

I was an old-school Couchsurfer, on the site way back in 2005, and a CS embassador for a long time.

Interests

languages, movies, computers, laughing, dancing in the rain, that extra five minutes in bed in the morning, the feeling of victory, love, people, children, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, singing, sunrises, the colour blue, smiles on pretty girls, adventures, reading, travelling, music, sleeping; living.

  • culture
  • singing
  • coloring
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • partying
  • flying
  • movies
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • surfing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: Memento, American Beauty, Forest Gump, the Shawshank Redemption, Cruel Intentions, Groundhog Day, Back to the Future, l'Auberge Espagnole, Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amélie Poulain, los Amantes del Círculo Polar, Abre los Ojos, Cidade de Deus, la Vita è Bella, Sunrise, Sunset....
Books: Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, Harry Potter, Catch 22, writers Roald Dahl, Stephen King and loads more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Nearly died 7 times, I had a brief role in a movie with Dan Ackroyd, danced with the president of Ireland, graduated university at 20, appeared on TVs, on the radio and in newspapers around the world, earned the title of "National Geographic" traveler of the year, and in the last years have managed to increase the amount of languages I speak (in varying degrees) from one to seven! Only getting started! Whoops, last amazing thing I have done is not recognising "ONE" in this question...

Casi morí 7 veces, tuve un breve papel en una película con Dan Ackroyd, bailé con la presidente de Irlanda y con Matt, terminé la carrera a los 20 años, me arrestaron pero conseguí salir por el encanto irlandés, aparecí en la TV, en la radio y en los periódicos por todo el mundo, y en los últimos años he aumentado la cantidad de idiomas que hablo (en diversos grados) de uno a siete! ¡Eso es sólo el comienzo! Uups... la última cosa increíble que he hecho fue no reconocer “UNA” en esta pregunta... Quase morri 7 vezes, tive um breve papel num filme com o Dan Ackroyd, dancei com a presidente da Irlanda e com o Matt famoso, terminei a universidade aos 20 anos, prenderem-me mas eu saí graças ao charme irlandês, apareci em televisões, no radio e nos jornais de todo o mundo, e nos últimos 6 anos aumentei a quantidade de idiomas que eu falo (em vários graus) de um a sete! Isso é só o começo! Putz, a última coisa incrível que eu fiz foi não reconhecer a palavra “UMA” nesta pergunta...

J’ai failli mourir 7 fois, j’avais un rôle court dans un film avec Dan Ackroyd, j’ai dansé avec la présidente d’Irlande et avec Matt, j'ai été diplômé à 20 ans, je me suis fait arrêter mais j’en suis sorti grâce au charme irlandais, j’ai été à la radio, dans des journaux et à la télé autour du monde, et dans les derniers années j'ai réussi à augmenter la quantité de langues que je parle d’une à sept. Et ça, c’est seulement le commencement. Oups, la dernière chose exceptionnelle que j’ai fait c’était de ne pas reconnaître le mot « une » dans cette question...

Sono quasi morto 7 volte, ho avuto un breve ruolo in un film con Dan Ackroyd, ho ballato con la presidente dell'Irlanda e con Matt, mi sono laureato a 20 anni, mi hanno arrestato ma sono riuscito ad uscire grazie al famigerato fascino irlandese, mi hanno intervistato sulla TV e la radio, e in alcuni giornali in giro per il mondo, e durante gli ultimi anni sono riuscito ad aumentare la quantità di lingue che parlo da 1 a 7! Questo è soltanto l’inizio! Ah, un’altra cosa incredibile che ho fatto ultimamente è stato non riconoscere la parola “UNA” in questa domanda...

Teach, Learn, Share

Want to learn: Pretty much anything, but definitely how to play the guitar, how to cook, how to dance, how you live your life, and am open to constructive criticism on how I live mine!
Can teach: Several languages, hoasts of boring scientific facts, travelling tips, the ability to act silly in public, sing, dance (but dance ridiculously badly, that's why it's in my to-learn also!) and I'm sure I have a few more tricks up my sleeve! Quiero aprender: Muchísimas cosas, pero seguramente cómo tocar la guitarra, cómo cocinar, cómo bailar, cómo vives tu vida, de esa forma aprenderé cómo mejorar la manera en que vivo la mía!

Puedo enseñar: Varios idiomas, un montón de hechos científicos aburridos, consejos del viaje, la capacidad de hacer el tonto en público, cantar, bailar (pero bailar como tonto, por eso también está en mis “quiero aprender”!) ¡y estoy seguro que tengo más trucos! ;)

O que quero aprender: Muita coisa, mas com certeza como tocar guitarra, cozinhar, dançar, e observar a maneira de como os outros vivem a vida, e com a ajuda deles quero melhorar a maneira como vivo a minha!
O que posso ensinar: Vários idiomas, fatos científicos pouco interessantes, conselhos sobre viagem, como fazer bobeiras na rua, cantar, dançar (mas dançar como gringo, por isso coloquei o mesmo item no meu quero aprender também!) com certeza conheço outros secredos que podem ser ensindos!

Je veux apprendre : Beaucoup de choses, mais certainement comment jouer de la guitare, comment cuisiner, comment danser, comment vous vivez votre vie, et je suis ouvert à la critique constructive sur la façon dont je vis la mienne !

Peut enseigner : Plusieurs langues, beaucoup de faits scientifiques inutiles, des conseils pour voyager, la capacité à faire le fou dans les endrois publiques, chanter, dansent (mais danser ...ridiculement mal, c'est pourquoi c'est aussi dans mes "à apprendre") et peut-être que je connais d’autres secrets que je pourrais partager !

Voglio imparare: Tantissime cose!! Per esempio: suonare la chitarra, cucinare e ballare. Conoscere come vivete la vostra vita e ricevere i vostri opinioni su come io vivo la mia!
Posso insegnare: Varie lingue, molte formule scientifiche e noiose, posso dare consigli di viaggio, posso trasmettervi la capacità di comportarsi da sciocco in pubblico, cantare o ballare (ma ballare in modo ridicolo, ecco perché era in voglio imparare!) e molto altro ancora!

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vatican City State

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