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Justin Wretham

London, London, England

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Overview

  • 33 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Solicitor/DJ
  • YIS, Oakham School, Queen Mary (Univ...
  • From Langham, Rutland, UK
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finish my legal training and develop my DJing ability.

ABOUT ME

Open and easy going 23 year old. Keen to meet new friends, learn something about where they are from and enjoy some interesting, unfamiliar and memorable experiences!

I grew up in Yokohama, Japan and then England when my family moved. I have passion for traveling and exploring new places. In 2010 I backpacked around the world for 5 months and in 2011 I took the trans-mongolian railway from Europe to China. Both were amazing journeys which I will not soon forget.

For the last 2 years my passion for travel has been overtaken by obsessed with dance music - House, Techno, Disco, Funk etc - and I have been spending all my time/energy/money collecting and improving my music collection. When not at work you can usually find me diggin for new records, partying in London/Berlin or spending time with friends.

Currently I'm training as a commercial lawyer in London, UK. It has been an exciting, challenging and demanding experience so far.

PHILOSOPHY

-If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires
-Travel solo but never alone
-Be the change you want to see
-Real friendships start from the first goodbye
-Stereotypes, while sometimes true in theory, shouldn't be relied upon in practice
-Few things counteract ignorance as well as being exposed to different cultures, ways of thinking and experiences
-Music is the spice of live
-Never lose interest in the world around you

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed more than I've hosted but that is hopefully changing now I have (finally) got my own flat in London.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I discovered CouchSurfing over 5 years ago and met many wonderful people through the website from all parts of this planet. Although it has been sad to see the community grow and change at such a rapid pace in recent years, without a doubt CS has changed me for the better. The people I've met and the memories I've created with them will last a lifetime!

Interests

Dance music - House, Techno, Deep House, UK Garage, Dub Techno, Disco, Funk, Soul, Ambient, Downtempo, Classical, Instrumental.

Traveling - because travel is not about getting from point A to point B. At best that's tourism, at worst transportation, across a more or less sterile landscape. Real travel is about soaking up the local flavour, getting a sense of other people's lives, and their history.

Music, Movies & Books

To relax I enjoy mixing music, exercising or watch quality movies.

I love reading but find less time for it then I want to these days. Currently trying to make my way through Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Played a spontaneous game of Street Cricket with local children in Kolkata, India

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to fold a perfect origami crane.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Music is probably the best bet if you're into that.

I also know a small number of excellent card tricks and can cook a mean carbonara.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, China, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom

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