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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Student
  • History Student at University of Oxford
  • From Bristol, UK.
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm travelling around Europe before going off to Uni.

ABOUT ME

Well I'm 20, a little idealistic, and want to travel the world. How do I describe myself?
I like to maximise pleasure from life. I can turn almost any situation into a positive and rarely panic or let things get me down. I read a lot. I write a lot too - mainly short stories and poetry. I basically like to experience new things: films, books, lectures, theatre productions, people, places...
I'm really interested in history, politics, and literature. History's what I'm studying at uni and is my main passion.I'm a people person (whatever that is) and I like to have a good time.

PHILOSOPHY

Its pretty simple - to improve myself, help other people, and have a good time.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Travelling and hosting.

Interests

Meeting new people, seeing new places, friends, family, films, sport (rugby and football), books, poetry, history, politics, theology - pretty much anything and everything.

  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • sports
  • soccer
  • rugby
  • divinity
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Matrix, American History X, American Beauty, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Monty Pythons, Gladiator - and many many more.
Music - all kinds especially 80s/early 90s. The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin... Black Eyed Peas :p
Books - Harry Potter, Haruki Murakami, Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev... I like some poetry to - Bukowski, Ted Hughes, and T. S. Eliot. And, some rather less exciting books of the historical/political variety (but I don't talk about those).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed a pyramid!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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