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July and August 2017 are already mostly filled with our own trips abroad or with visitors already scheduled to come. It is unlikely that we will be able to host anyone during these two months, certainly not for stays longer than 1-3 days. Since I am currently receiving 5 or more couch requests per day, I will be rejecting them without attaching any further message.
I'm an easy-going person with a good sense of humour (which sometimes borders on sarcasm). I am an economist and university lecturer by profession and often wear my âwork hatâ even when Iâm not at work. Iâm generally a curious person so if you meet me, donât be surprised if I end up asking you lots of strange questions. I love to meet new people, discover new places, learn about other cultures and make new friends. I relish good conversations, love good food, Iâm passionate about wine and I enjoy watching a good movie.
I live in West Drayton, West London, near Uxbridge and Heathrow. This is not central London! In fact, it is as far from central London as you can go, without leaving Greater London. Travelling to/from central London takes around an hour by public transport.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm keen to meet new people and see places. I couchsurfed in New Zealand and participated in CS activities in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London. I'm happy to host people too.
Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
Sports (running, swimming, climbing, hiking, free diving), travelling, discussing economics, politics or history, wine and dark chocolate.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
I love movies and books that surprise me and make me think. I hate those in which the ending is predictable already at the beginning.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Free-diving by coral reefs in the Red See (Eilat). Climbing vie ferrate in Italian Dolomites. Walking along the Great Wall in China.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a teacher (at a university) and researcher (yes, economics is a science). I'm interested in people's behavior and decisions in various markets -- and in my research, I addressed markets as diverse as the labor market, political market (elections) and the marriage market. If you entice me, I'll be happy to share my opinions and theories with you -- and in turn ask you lots of questions about your behavior and decisions in one of the markets that I'm currently interested in.