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Overview

  • 5 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Traveller at large
  • Pursuing PhD in environmental anthropology, Social Anthro...
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I like to pursue different interests all the time, so I get on well with people with passions and the curiosity to explore them. I like not taking things too seriously.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live, maybe

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Used to host more - and now trying to surf some - also done a fair bit of hitchhiking round Europe and sleeping on pretty awkward surfaces - or lack thereof.

Interests

Nature, films, writing, hitchhiking, anthropology!

  • writing
  • books
  • film making
  • movies
  • mountaineering
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: Lost in Translation, City of God, The Royal Tenenbaums, Into the Wild, Harold and Maude, Casablanca, Holy Motors, Toni Erdmann, A Clockwork Orange, Eternal Sunshine, Vertigo, The New World, George Washington, Happy as Lazarro, Captain Fantastic...

Music: TV on the Radio, The War on Drugs, Glass Animals, Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Joanna Newsom, Chance the Rapper, Sufjan Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Armatrading...

Books: anything by Ram Dass, David Foster Wallace, Charles Eisenstein, Michael Chabon, Jack London, Jon Ronson, Tolstoy, Huxley... The Ascent of Humanity, Brave New World, Infinite Jest, Master and Margherita, A Confederacy of Dunces, Crime and Punishment, Ishmael.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked up Mount Fuji in Japan in torrential rain and minus something degrees Celsius. Amazing thing seen: at the top of the mountain, the only other English guy there wearing shorts.
Or hitchhiking in the desert in northern Australia, that was warm.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could certainly talk to you about films, books, veggie food, life, etc etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Scotland

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