Matthew Graves

Hwagae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

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  • Archaeologist
  • University of Calgary, Archaeology minor world history
  • From Burlington, Canada
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About Me


see the centre of the sun and experience pure energy


I'm an easygoing guy always looking for an adventure and some new experience I can add to live. I enjoy travelling, of course, and always love meeting new people and cultures.


What is Success?

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe Emerson put it best for succeeding in life

Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organized routine, a bit of unscheduled plea

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


just heard about, but have already spread the word


What a great experience it has been! It is possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread (or even better). You get to meet some very interesting people, learn about other ways of doing things, live vicariously through the travelers when you cannot yourself travel, and you always have one thing in common, the need for adventure! Plus it's a real sense of community.


hiking, music, trying new things and of course just living.

Music, Movies, and Books

Like most music, though not really a fan of heavy metal or country. Movies, anything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Where to begin...

Teach, Learn, Share

If your ever in Assissi, Italy, go to the guys bathroom on the hill and look out the window. Sounds weird, but trust me you will not be disappointed.

Switzerland has the best apples.

If your cutting wood, a goat is a big help.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, South Korea

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