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Mark Somerfield

London, London

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Software
  • University
  • From Brighton
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Some time ago, I got itchy feet. So I quit my job, went freelance, started travelling. In the process, I learned a lot about the world and more about myself.

After a couple of years as a digital nomad, I met a mysterious girl in a Mexican graveyard (not as creepy as it sounds), followed her home to Brazil (actually, that probably was quite creepy), moved in and got married.

Two years later, we've moved back to London and I've settled back into what I always used to imagine was 'normal' life for the first time in a while. The most surprising thing? I quite like it. Apart from cleaning the cat's litter box.

My wife's profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/223724/profile

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I started with couchsurfing when I discovered a language exchange in Seville; since then, I've hosted a few times but haven't often been able to offer a couch. Mostly I like it as a way of meeting and connecting with others.

Interests

Writing, reading, walking, cycling, chess, (playing) football, cooking, travel, music. Random days wandering between coffee shops, parks and museums. Drinking, eating, talking, eating a little more, drinking a little more, and then talking a lot more.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Catch 22, The Day Nietzsche Wept, Never Let Me Go, The Historian, The KingKiller Chronicles. And lots of trash I will never admit to reading because it's just not cool.

Music: too many to mention. Just don't mention McBusted.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Trying to describe amazing travel experiences in a few words is like trying to describe an elephant to a blind man - you'll never fully capture the experience. And it's the people I've met more than the things that I've done which stay with me.

Teach, Learn, Share

I program computers for a living so I can help you with a website or technical advice. Language exchange also (Portuguese or Spanish, my French is probably too basic).

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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