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Overview

  • 25 references 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Greek (modern), Italian; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Environmental consultant
  • Economics, Ecosystem Services
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About Me

I lived in chilly but spectacularly beautiful Scotland for years but relocated back to warm and sunny Greece. I love trying new and strange foods and I genuinely enjoy learning about different customs around the world. I firmly believe that there are no boring and ugly places, just untrained sets of eyes.

I was on a backpacking trip around the world with my girlfriend! https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/531038

We started from New York going south to Miami, then Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Chile. Following the summer going south we passed by Australia and then Indonesia.

And I just fiinished travelling by myself in Southeast Asia.

You can follow our adventures on our blog: www.globetrotters-gr.blogspot.com

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

What do you mean why? Travelling AND meeting awesome people along the way? You never feel bored and you only gain from the experience. Local knowledge and friendly people is what makes travelling worth doing. It's not just cheap tourism but a true life enrichment.

Interests

  • singing
  • languages
  • ukulele
  • science fiction
  • playing piano
  • fantasy books
  • good coffee
  • phonology

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: All the short stories by Lord Dunsany, Dune (Frank Herbert), The Swarm (Frank Schätzing), Harry Potter (J K Rowling), Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino), Ficciones (Jorge Luís Borges)........

Movies: Cloud Atlas, Arrival, most Sci-fi TV series (yes even the low quality ones, within reason of course), and I can appreciate a good horror movie.

Music: Scottish and Irish folk music, Electro Swing, Metal, Greek entechna, Rebetiko, Indie rock, Post-rock and many many more... I just love music!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Taking the courage to get out of my comfort zone and travel around the world with a backpack and a raised thumb for more than 8 months.
- I interviewed and lived among Scottish Gaelic-speaking crofters on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland researching their sense of place

Teach, Learn, Share

- Show you how to play the piano
- Make a greek dish for you
- Teach you some Greek if you fancy
- Take you to the best food in town
- Recommend hidden natural spots close to Thessaloniki

What I Can Share with Hosts

My energy, local hidden gems of my city and deliciously home-baked raspberry muffins. And velvet pancakes!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Greece, Scotland

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