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After a lot of couchsurfing 10-15 years ago, I'm finally travelling again and excited to rediscover what couchsurfing looks like today!
I love films, books, history, science, board games, sci-fi/fantasy and dinosaurs.
I do not smoke, and I'm triple vaccinated. I'm not good at cooking but I'm great at washing dishes and happy to help with any chores! I'm very clean and I promise I don't snore!
I'm easy going but well organised. I would like to meet hosts and other locals who are willing to spend time with me - I won't treat your home like a hotel!
I live in London but recently spent a few years in California.
I'm traveling solo and have no pets.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've done a lot of surfing, mainly in America and Europe, and also some hosting when I lived in Cambridge. I've had nothing but really positive experiences in the past. I cannot express my extreme and astonished gratitude to all the amazing people who've hosted me, and my admiration for those who've been my guests. I wish I could get you all together and go found a new planet or something.
I've just come back to my profile and discovered this insanely long list of interests that I wrote in 2009! Some of this is very embarrassing and a lot of it has changed but I find it funny so I thought I'd keep it:
Pure Reason Revolution
You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
The Adams Family (original 1991 film, especially Raul Juliá)
The Lord of the Rings
Y: The Last Man (also Saga and BKV in general)
The Prisoner (TV series)
Game of Thrones
Julie d'Aubigny ("La Maupin")
The Guild, VGHS, Space Janitors, Squaresville and other great web series
Gérard de Nerval
Astronautics and NASA and Hubble
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/The Sting
David Mitchell, The Peep Show
The Runaways (comic)
The Princess Bride
Assyriology and Irving Finkel
Joss Whedon (esp Avengers, Cabin, Firefly, Anya from Buffy)
The Thick of It
House of Cards
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Attack the Block
Roger Federer's backhand
The X-Men (comics not films)
Orange is the New Black
The voice of Patrick Warburton
Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris
Her and Ex Machina
Good movie trailers
Beaches at night
Film Crit Hulk
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Bill Bryson and Terry Pratchett
Crime and Punishment, War and Peace
The Three Amigos
Morcombe and Wise
Foucault, Durkheim, Bourdieu, Goffman, Levi-Strauss, Arjun Appadurai
Berkeley (the town near San Fransisco)
Kublah Kahn (the poem)
Borges, García Márquez, other Latinamerican writers
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Lady Gaga music videos
Beatboxing and robot dancing
Echo (Terry Moore comic)
The British Museum
Star Trek Voyager
The White Stripes
The Cooper Tempe Clause
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
lots of other bands
- board games
- social science
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Working on the Obama campaign.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States