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Overview

  • 155 References 84 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • I proudly straddle the line between dream and reality.
  • Gimme gimme gimme more education.
  • From I'm an albicastrensebritanico.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding balance

ABOUT ME

I enjoy meeting randoms, whether via CS or not.

I enjoy gigging, gaming (board not computer), table tennis, volleyball, beer, coffee, eating, festivals, films, trekking and all sorts of other stuff. I specialise in talking shit.

Come and stay. Invite me to yours. Meet up for a beer. Meet up for food. It is all good.

PHILOSOPHY

In a stone den was a poet Shi, who was a lion addict, and had resolved to eat ten.
He often went to the market to look for lions.
At ten o'clock, ten lions had just arrived at the market.
At that time, Shi had just arrived at the market.
He saw those ten lions, and using his trusty arrows, caused the ten lions to die.
He brought the corpses of the ten lions to the stone den.
The stone den was damp. He asked his servants to wipe it.
After the stone den was wiped, he tried to eat those ten lions.
When he ate, he realized that those ten lions were in fact ten stone lion corpses.
Try to explain this matter.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By being myself. I've hosted and been hosted, and am looking for more of both. I've been ambassador for Oxford and Manchester and Lisbon. I started and moderate the Metal group. Along with a couple of other people I organised the Lisbon Weekly Meetings on Wednesday evenings for quite a while.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since 2004 I've done more hosting than surfing, but a fair amount of both. Lots of meetups in groups and individually.

Previous couch sharing has usually been meeting people at gigs, and either "Yeah, you can crash at mine", or saying "Got any spare floor space?" to random strangers! Seems to work, especially when you have a tent as a back up.

Had some great experiences in being put up in new Zealand by random strangers off the street.

Interests

Music, Film, Gigs, Kayaking, Books, Beer, Trekking, Juggling, Learning the unicycle, Talking, Table Tennis, Board Gaming. Learning new stuff.

  • books
  • festivals
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • movies
  • socializing
  • juggling
  • music
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • table tennis

Music, Movies, and Books

Musicwise: metal, folk, folkmetal, reggae and classical. Plus assorted other stuff.
If you need names, Mahler, Mussorgsky, Dark Tranquillity, Exodus, Samael, Tuung, Korpiklaani, 3 Daft Monkeys, and the like.
Filmwise, more alternative than anything else. David Lynch. I Stand Alone. Adaptation. Asian Extreme. MONKEY DUST.
Books: can you count the drops of rain in an English autumn? Harukai Murakami is flavour of the month.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trekking in New Zealand, Morocco and Corsica. Nightwalking in the UK. Solfest! Wacken! Fire performances at Sunflower festival. Finntroll at Caos Emergente.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach basic juggling, and a healthy appreciation of esoteric metal bands.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

  • Vouches
    25 Vouches
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