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  • 25 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hungarian
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Software designer
  • BA in History
  • From Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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About Me


To circumnavigate the globe on my Vespa.


After 9 years living and working in Budapest and Belgrade, I decided to pack it in and see how far I could drive on my Vespa in 14 months -- starting in June, 2010.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted a bunch of folks in Budapest and Belgrade, and met up with folks in various cities elsewhere. Was impressed by how knowing somebody in a town you'd otherwise have no connections in could change the tone of a weekend trip entirely. (For the better.)


Hosted around 5 sets of people in Budapest and Belgrade. So far so good! Next up I plan on meeting folks during this Vespa tour.


Typography, beer, travelling to obscure corners of eastern Europe

  • beer
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

I like Johnny Cash, Destroyer, the National, Leonard Cohen, Guided by Voices, the Sadies, Gas, Bonnie Prince Billy, and the Kompakt record label.

The last good movie I saw was A Serious Man. I just finished and enjoyed The Possiblity of an Island by Michel Houellebecq.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A solo 60,000km ride across 42 countries on a 2-stroke Vespa scooter

Teach, Learn, Share

I possess an encyclopedic knowledge of Budapest's better hole-in-the-wall drinkeries. And lately, the same with Belgrade!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Hungary, Serbia, United States

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