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still to see Northern lights this winter and peru for new year
how it all started....
I left home , a nervous, shy , wee boy , at 19 and took a one way flight to Australia with my Violin, 300 GBP in my pocket , my knowledge and training of motor vehicle mechanics which I studied after school and a year work Visa. I returned 3 years later and so it started... The Bug!!! NOTHING would ever be the same again.
I have since travelled Australia , America, Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Russia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italia, CZ , Slovakia, Poland , Sri-Lanka, India, Tunisia and of course all of UK and Ireland !!
I thought I wanted to be a pilot for allot of my life - so then it was time to do it ! I moved to the States , Florida and spent 6 months gaining my private licence and instrument ratings but as much as I adore flying it just didnât feel like my destiny for a career so keeping it as an amazing hobby - I returned to the UK to start a business My Grandfather was a businessman and I am like him. From even the age of 6 I was growing lemon plants and selling them to my parents friends... then a car washing business at 13 , cycle business , Auto business etc. I think i was supposed to be in business !
I started a Tour company in 1999 , having really admired one in Australia prior and that progressed within a couple of years to one of the leading operators in UK for Backpacker Travel networks covering the entire British Isle and ski transfers in Winter based in 3 valleys France which after three years I had managed to buy two hotels in England ( townhousexeter.co.uk ) and started a travel agency - weekendgetaways.co.uk
But England was feeling like a prison for me - its that dam english channel... so decided to forfeit allot of my security in return for freedom :-D ( its so valuable ) and I sold one hotel in order for me to be able to move from the UK to CZ .
In November 2011 , as well as having my travel agency I started myfirst Czech business and opened an E- shop selling eco products ( mainly gifts ) which I import from all round the world and offer retail and wholesale here in Czech.
after understading CR was a bit limited in creative thinking i moved to Berlin and adore the place :-D
My new Job takes me all over europe - in my kitted out mobile van / home.... but am based in berlin and here allot !
Together with an Italian artist we took an old big house on and started a project to make it into a living / working / art / studio place. Its just now completed but was a huge amount of work. Its a really amazing place with its own jazz bar - cinema with beds - the garden pirate ship / in house italian bar that never closes and lots of wooden recycled furniture. you should come check it out !
From October 2015 Until March 2016 I live near rome - in Anzio . Have a house here so can host you !!
You are welcome to come and stay !
Hit me up !
Live those dreams!!! and only be a YES person.
flying, Salsa,bachatta ,playing Music, cooking, meeting people, laughing, travel , photos, walking , skiing , My dogs !
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I think i have been lucky in my oppatunitys so far and i have really experienced some amazing things. Mostly its about just doing it and the rest follows !
from flying myself over the grand canyon to driving up 60 mile beach in Australia to just seeing the taj mahal to living on the black market in cuba and so many more.... But all my travels and life experienced have been unbelivable!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Recently I've experienced really poorly behaved couch surfers ... Ones that request , confirm , re confirm then cancel if lucky but don't show up
Of course hosting means you give up time and plan around a guest.
So mAny requests that are not personal - just cut and pasted .
And some that come then disappear into Berlin and you hardly see them .they have plans already for the entire time
Couch surfing is for me to meet people and see from a local point so if you already made full plans - don't ask me to host you .if I confirm , then show up !!
Provably I won't be so keen if you have no references or friends . I think now people should earn their stats by hosting first to get the experience to know how to be hosted .. It seems a good way
And then their will be less shit to deal with :-)
If you don't read my profile - and personalize a bit your request - il ignore you !
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, United Kingdom, United States