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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • MA Geography, MA Documentary Photography (in progress)
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm cycling through the Pyrenees and stopping to do some of the famous climbs. Would be super to meet some locals!.

ABOUT ME

I did my MA in geography at UBC in Vancouver and I'm now doing another MA in documentary photography in London, UK. I grew up in the North of England, have worked as a chef and bartender, and I've travelled in Europe and South America quite a bit.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I only had one experience when a couchsurfer in DC introduced me to the experience by helping me out after I got stuck with nowhere to stay while participating in a geography conference. Every hostel in town was booked and he hosted me at his place. There I slept on the biggest beanbag in the world.

We hosted a few folks in Vancouver which was really nice.

Interests

photography, conceptual art, American literature, continental philosophy, cycling, bikes, food

  • arts
  • literature
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • dining
  • cooking
  • partying
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • geography

Music, Movies, and Books

Well my favorite books are Catch-22 and two of Steinbeck's: East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath. I read a lot and dig book-worms.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I recently kite-surfed in Costa Rica with my sister which was lovely. One of my favourite moments was spent in El Parque Nacional Leoncito near Bareal, NW Argentina in a campsite looking over some salt flats at sunset, listening to Bloc Party's 'Compliments.'

Teach, Learn, Share

I used to be a chef in a Michelin starred kitchen so I can certainly cook a nice supper. I can also give you tips on photography and I always travel with my bicycle so we could go for a ride!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom

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