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Verily atypical and somewhat nomadic… 🚵♂️🌎😎 Currently based in Beziers, France but plotting a move to Covilhã, Portugal to create a dynamic community of digitalnomads, artists and our ilk (hub.house). Normal people think I'm carefree and footloose. Or mad. But everything is relative.
ATTN. Not only am I frequently travelling around but my place in Beziers is in the middle of renovation so I may not accept requests. But check back next year for Portugal!
Passing Perpignan and like adventures in the countryside? Ping me for the location of a secret hot spring! I do various little bivouacking trips to explore these and the region's wild swimming and often happy for folks to join, indeed I've a spare bike. And FYI this region has 1€ train tickets for exploring, even better than Blablacar! https://www.ter.sncf.com/occitanie/offres/tarifs-occitanie/billets-1euro
Putting it together, pulling it apart.
I enjoy life, from rouging it travelling (bucket showers--whoohoo!) and absorbing places, but also a bit of the sybaritic lifestyle. Mostly I hark from London, but I've lived here and there… most recently based in India 'experimenting' with startup/coworking/coliving stuff, but originally a graphic/web guy who quit to became an overly optimistic entrepreneur.
It's probably fair to say I'm somebody who alternates between being absorbed by work and complacent loafing. I deeply appreciate all things, especially stinky cheese... but not giant cockroaches, and leeches.
"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them."—Epictetus
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
There's mad people here.
Design, Sustainability, Smelly Cheese, Aesthetics, Cinema, Mountain Biking, Interiors, Photography, Hacking (not Cracking), Bubble Baths, Altruism, etcetera…
- interior design
- graphic design
- digital design
- street art
- organic food
- mountain biking
- web design
- web development
- ethical fashion
- collaborative economy
Music, Movies, and Books
Deep House, Downtempo, Lounge, Electroswing, World, Jazz; l'Appartement, Avalon, Paris Texas, Solaris, Baraka, Gandhi, Down by Law, My Neighbour Totoro, Cruel Intentions; Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman, Neal Stephenson, Nassim Nicolas Taleb…
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
It's all a blur.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have broad software/usability knowledge and am particularly happy to share. I can also give input to some extent on branding, marketing, retail, ethical and other aspects of startups and entrepreneurialism.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, India, United Kingdom