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  • 22 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Chemist
  • Bachelors degree
  • From Auckland, New Zealand
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About Me

I'm 27 years old. Just quit my job and went back to study.

Love any form of travel and keen to go almost anywhere. No reason required.

My dream journey, that I hope to make within the not-too distant future, is to fly a light aircraft solo around the world. To go through all 7 continents, visit both poles and see the sights most people never get to.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love to meet local people when travelling, and to show visitors around New Zealand.

I'm active in the Auckland Couchsurfing community, and have couchsurfed in places around the world.


Politics and aviation. Yes, I know it's a strange combination. I hold a Private Pilots Licence (although it's not current) and love to fly, love the feeling of freedom it gives. Also have a strong interest in politics, and was actively involved in New Zealand politics in the past.

Other than that, I'm quite a technically minded person. Anything sufficiently complex or novel can entertain me for quite a while.

And of course travel, like everyone else here. My main interest at the moment.

  • books
  • flying
  • aviation
  • politics
  • traveling
  • chemistry
  • computer science
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Don't read quite as much as I used to, but Arthur C. Clarke has always been my favourite author.

I'm happy watching just about any TV show/movie, although I have a preference for sci-fi/action when I'm trying to relax. Watch probably a bit too much sci-fi, although much of it is terrible.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Learning to fly. Nothing quite compares to being up in the sky on your own.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've taught maths and computer science in the past, and can help you out with English, physics, chemistry and possibly basic Russian as well. Pretty good at finding cheap and unusual travel routes/methods as well.

I'm trying to learn Spanish at the moment.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Latvia, New Zealand

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