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I'm cycling through the Pyrenees and stopping to do some of the famous climbs. Would be super to meet some locals!.
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
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.
photography, conceptual art, American literature, continental philosophy, cycling, bikes, food
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