John F McGovarin

Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Undergraduate in Business (Marketing)
  • From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

I'm a cinematographer and video editor from Canada. Currently living in Australia. I haven't used CS in a long time, but I've gotten back onto my account because I'd like to plan a trip to Iran with my girlfriend and/or a close friend of mine. They both have different schedules, so whatever works out, I hope to go to Iran with at least one of them.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted and surfed in the past. That was about 5 or more years ago. I'd like to get back into it.

I've done CS in Europe (Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Manchester, Nice, Tallinn, and Lisbon). I've hosted some people while living in Nice, too.


Going into new grocery stores and seeing what the marketing/advertising is like in a new place and comparing it to Canada. Sometimes what is seen as an innocent label on candy has really funny innuendo or shocking cartoon nudity. That's pretty funny to me.

I like talking to older people because they seem to not care anymore if they're being rude or outspoken. They've got lots of good little tales that are theirs alone.

I like trying dodgy food, and that's gotten me sick in the past. I once got a really bad stomach bug (a polite way of describing it) because I got lured in to trying a chicken skewer that the vendor was using a blowdryer to heat the coals under. It was a street BBQ in Ecuador... if it were in Toronto I would have called the health and safety board, but I got caught up in the moment.

Music, Movies, and Books

For music, half of what I hear on Triple J. Reading some books on South American drug criminals at the moment.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

I've got my travel pics up on

What I Can Share with Hosts

Maybe some GIFs or memes. But in all seriousness, maybe some tales and a couch to crash on if you're ever in my country.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France

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