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  • 82 References 68 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Polish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher in a Montessori school
  • MA Degree in Psychotherapy, H Degree in Sculpture, H Dipl...
  • From Ballaghaderreen, Co. Mayo
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About Me


"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice, HARDCORE!!!" Scooter


I'm trying to become more and more content with the simple things in life. I'm open-minded and this has led to me having amazing experiences in my life.


I'm gradually trying to reduce unnecessary work or effort carried out only to meet societal expectations or my own insecurities. I think animals have the right idea about doing as much as needed and no more, living in the moment and perceiving the world through instinct instead of intellect. More yoga, less trigonometry :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host. I surf. I meet up. I organize events. I enjoy snooping through Groups to find what interests me. I answer queries when I can. I ask questions and advise too. I tell loads of people about couchsurfing.


I have surfed in Ireland, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, India, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala Belize and Portugal.
I have hosted people from Austria, USA, France, the Netherlands, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Italy, China, Japan.


I am interested in art, drama, reading, philosophy, meeting new people, permaculture, learning a little of lots of languages.

  • animals
  • arts
  • yoga
  • reading
  • languages
  • lakes

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Everything except R&B and HipHop.
Favourite Musicians: Planxty, Luka Bloom, Paul Brady, John Martyn, The Saw Doctors, The Notwists, Sigur Ros, Mum, Jolie Holland...

Movies: Everything except Horror and B-Movies.
Favourite Movies: Breakfast on Pluto, Life is Beautiful, Gattaca, The Lion King, Seven Years in Tibet, Three Miles North of Molkom, I Heart Huckabees...

Books: Everything except college related books :)
Favourite Books: The Alchemist, Anything Roald Dahl...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I hitchhiked and couchsurfed for 6000km through Canada from Vancouver to Toronto over three and a half months. Amazing... islands, Rockies, prairies, shield, lakes, falls... amazing.
I realised the thrill of being alive from exploring myself internally as much as I had been exploring the external world.
I made a Krathong and placed it in the Nan river in Thailand on the night of Loy Krathong.
When I was a teenager I had a part time job planting trees. During the six years I worked there I've probably planted around 100,000 trees.
Was taken to a Mexican prison by a CS host and bought a couple of high quality handmade hammocks off the inmates.
I've summitted Mount Kilimanjaro.
I used to have low self-esteem, but now I've learned to love myself :D

Teach, Learn, Share

Hmmm... Relationships with others, contact, meeting, becoming closer. It's in this space that I've had the greatest (and sometimes most difficult) learnings about myself. It's been where I've felt most alive.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share meals, stories, an ear, advice, knowledge, a room to stay, company, a lift/ride somewhere.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Ireland, Poland, Thailand, United States

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