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  • 5 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, French, Spanish
  • 32, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • Travellers!
  • University
  • From Hereford, England, UK
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Taking the train from Europe to Asia...


The boring bits: we're from Hereford, England, but having been living and working in London / abroad since we graduated in 2007 (Mark in Sociology, Madeleine in Politics and Philosophy).


Do we have to do this one? :)
Trains before planes...
Glass half full people...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Mark has previously hosted in London and surfed around the US and Canada- Madeleine is new to the game!


See: for Mark's experiences in America- highlight was probably hiking to hot springs at midnight in Utah, lowlight a giant dog jumping on me whilst asleep! Mark also hosted a few people in London before that trip.


Photography, starry night and rain free camping, live music, delicious food- making and eating and wine, politics, people, sport, and exploring new places- both of us love to go adventuring - countryside / seaside / deserts / cities / towns / middle of nowhere- wherever!

  • dogs
  • photography
  • dining
  • italian food
  • cooking
  • wine
  • politics
  • music
  • live music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sports
  • soccer
  • languages
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Forest Gump, 12 Angry Men, The Bourne Trilogy, Waltz with Bashir, Anchorman, My Cousin Vinny, Darjeeling Limited, Finding Nemo, Goodbye Lenin, High Fidelity

Music: Explosions in the Sky, Laura Marling, Alessis Ark, Pitbull, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Austin Lucas, Lady Gaga, Beth Orton, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Any jazz or swing stuff :), Bonfire Band, Cheesy pop to dance around to, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Tracey Chapman, Belle & Sebastian, Ellie Goulding, Drag the River, Eels,

Books: George Orwell- all!, The Railway Children, The Outsider, Jamaica Inn, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Road, Travel books, Anything about the Middle East too. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Love in the time of Cholera, Great Expectations, The Reader

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

We drove round the whole of Iceland one holiday- amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn; languages- please, teach us!
Teach; how to cook a British roast dinner! (or some yummy Italian food)
Share; working in the Middle East, a knowledge of local football teams, a passion for photography (albeit un-skilled...)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Palestine, United Kingdom

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