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Read the references, that will tell you more than my blurb.
I am chatty & curious, polite & principled. I’m pretty energetic so when travelling I’m straight out exploring. I like good food & wine. My clubbing days are well and truly over I’m always up for drinks/ food though.
I absolutely love a decent conversation so start there.
I enjoy people that are very different to me as I learn when trying to understand their point of view. I’m a very straight talker. I really don’t like tight people, I’ve seen lots of this when I travel. I understand different budgets but seeing someone take advantage of another’s generosity is not what CS is about.
I’m not into idle chit chat, life is too short.
Live and let live I guess. Oh & seldom seen much admired.
Dislikes- I don’t like negativity or whiny people. An independent, get up & go mindset is always a good trait in a person. Freeloaders / people unwilling to cough up when it comes to splitting a bill is a real bug bear.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Life’s been busy so this is me returning after a long sabbatical from CS. I was on another hosting site for several years pre CS and the travel scene has changed so much. Even AirBnB used CS in their initial investment pitch. An interesting conversation is what makes a travel experience stand out for me.
I think this site and any more like it are better than any peace treaties out there, long live open doors!
I have both hosted and surfed and have had nothing but brilliant experiences with this site and GFL (similar site pre CS).
The world is full of amazing people. CS for me, is not about saving money or scrimping but getting that opportunity to make a stranger your friend, and forging international relations. I think the only way to ever really experience a country is not through luxury guided tours or high class hotels, its through talking to locals and seeing daily life through their eyes. Tours and hotels have their merits but its the people that make long lasting impressions and form memories.
Travel needless to say. Hiking, the theatre, art, fashion. Documentaries, etc.
- international relations
- environmental protection
Music, Movies, and Books
Any of the classics, and Gone with the Wind and North and South. Music Edith Piaf, Mano Chao, Ben Harper, Tracy Chapman, pretty much anything - I’m not a musical snob. Your taste is your taste which is fine with me
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Joined this site
Teach, Learn, Share
A stimulating conversation is always a shared learning ground. I love to learn so maybe someone would learn something when teaching me.
What I Can Share with Hosts
my thoughts! my genius -
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Ireland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates