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"Half Goof Ball, Half Philosopher" - Description from a friend.
Hey everyone! I'm Matt. I'm 25 and have been either living abroad or traveling since I was 17. I moved to Canada in 2004 for university and have been studying or traveling since then.
What can I say, I love CS for a lot of reasons. I have met so many incredible people from all over the world through this site. Some of my most memorable days traveling have been spent with complete strangers. Cs has helped to constantly renew my belief in the goodness of the human spirit.
That being said, I'm a complete goof, love to laugh and just enjoy as much as possible. I am an outdoors/activities nut. I cycle, surf, hike and camp, I'm a scuba divemaster, dabble in rock climbing, and so on and so forth. If it's outdoors and you're looking for a partner in crime, you've got one.
That being said, I am also very much inclined to spend a night cooking, talking books and music, sitting on a balcony with a bottle of wine (which may make us decide to run to the nearest bar/live music venue/dj show/CS meeting, and finish the night at 5am).
Bottom line? I love people. I love new experiences. That's why I continue to sit in internet cafes and try to convince people to let me sleep in their homes. I will be your wholesome and grateful guest.
I have hosted many while living in Canada and loved each one. Right now I work abroad and can't offer a couch but am spreading my CS spirit in other ways.
Hope to meet you.
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” -Neruda
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
People sleep on my couch. I sleep on the couches of others. Hilarity ensues.
Brazil, Chile, Spain, Canada, US, Costa Rica, Honduras, Spain, Portugal, Morocco.
I´ve hosted a number of people in my apartment in Canada and had a great time. Such wonderful people and memories. Some more drunk than others.
I travel for work now and all my things are in storage but as soon as I have a place and a couch again, it´s on!
- live music
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
The Endless Summer, The Sandlot, Rainman, Machuca, Cidade de Deus, Baraka, Shawshank Redemption
I will read anything by John Steinbeck. The Beat Poets and writers. Murakami. Biographies of interesting people. History in general. I LOVE BOOKS AND READING. Writing ain't so bad either.
Bob Marley, positive hip hop, Filosofia Reggae, Miles Davis, Mingus, World Music, Samba, Astor Piazolla, The Last Poets, Tribe Called Quest, Victor Jara, Congreso, Manu Chau, Paul Simon, James Taylor, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, African Music, Habib Koite, and on and on and on.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seen the Buffalo storm across a Mara River in the Masai Mara, Kenya! Incredible, crocodiles and hippos lurking, quite an ordeal.
I saw a man so that was so drunk, he fell asleep while riding a bull at a rodeo. True story. Arenal, Costa Rica
Teach, Learn, Share
I'll try to teach you english as best I can.
Learn: to surf better, languages, art, history, dancing, most anything. I'm into learning, very much.
I adhere to the couchsurfing credo, that surfing is more than a place to sleep. It is an exchange. I want to share my stories and experiences, I want to see your favorite little holes and cracks in your cities, from the natural world to the gritty underworld. Life is an adventure.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Chile, Kenya, Spain, United States