Matthew Chapman

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Egypt), French, Spanish, Swahili
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Variety is central to my employment philosophy. Currently...
  • Life is a much better teacher than school is for this lad...
  • From Close to Toronto, Canada
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About Me


Live. Love. Learn. Pass it on.


When I read my past autobiographies they seem dated and inaccurate even a month later. Here's what I hope doesn't ever change in my life:
My inseparable family - sister, bro-in-law, niece, nephew, parents and cousins.
My love of music, dancing, theatre and trampoline.
My hunger for knowledge and passion for learning.
A few good friends to keep me sane and honest.


Live. Learn. Love. Encore.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Nothing at present, though my couch is often occupied with non community members :)


So far, my only couch surfing experiences have been unaffiliated with CouchSurfing proper. I've called couches as near as Scarborough, Canada and as distant as Narok, Kenya home at one time or another. Thankfully every time has been a fabulous experience and I'd like to pass that on to others while I can.


Love to: sing, bounce, play, ride.
Like to: read, act, swim.
Would like if I could afford: skydive, base jump, bungee jump, kitesurf, dirt bike, freestyle ski.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Jill Scott, Arrested Development, David Bowie, Sting, Lauryn Hill, Rush, John Legend, Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, Infected Mushroom
Movies: The Matrix, I am Khan
Books: The Gospel According to Biff, The Assault on Reason, Mere Christianity, Sting: Broken Music, Confessions of an Economic Hitman

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Meeting a dear friend in Kampala, Uganda in 2007 when the Mabira Riots broke out. A sobering day literally caught in the crossfire. Amazing isn't really the right word to describe it, but shocking and memorable yes.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to shoot pool, speak kiswahili, sing opera and perform a standing back flip, but it might take longer than a night or two on my couch.
I very much enjoy hearing philosophies of politics, religion, environmental degradation. If ideas aren't exchanged, how will anything change? Ignorance is bliss only for the privileged!

Countries I’ve Visited

Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Netherlands, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Tanzania

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