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Overview

  • 7 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Education Consultant
  • school then university
  • From Hull, East Yorkshire (North England)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Getting involved

ABOUT ME

My favorite number is 254. I'm half Iranian, half Armenian, molded in Yorkshire, happy to call London my home. I like baffling myself by trying and doing new things. I believe life is meant to be filled with as many experiences as possible.

PHILOSOPHY

I have a few:

1. You're only young once but you can always be immature
2. Get involved
3. baffle the system

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

After coming back from an 8 month trip I still want to meet interesting people from all over the world.

Also, I've been to many places and enjoyed them all. However, London is still my favorite city in the world. I know how daunting big cities can be especially when you don't know where to go and what to do. So I want to help people avoid all the traps and experience London properly.

While coach surfing myself I'm interested in locals showing or directing me to the interesting things in their city. In exchange I'll provide average company and terrible conversation. ok - maybe i'll try harder!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

never really heard of couch surfing until late in an 8 month trip at which point I didn't have the time to couch surf myself. And then surfed around japan in 2009.

Have hosted in London in 2009 and 2010 but haven't done much since. eager to experience it again.

really really eager to host now...

Interests

adventures, pleasant encounters, good food, parties, fancy dress, cycling, scuba diving, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, camping, reading, current affairs, politics (especially social justice, foreign affairs and education equality), photography, sky diving, derelict buildings, good coffee, good food, theater, weird things, making funny faces in the mirror, laughing, trying new things, but most of all my main interest is being a moron

  • theater
  • photography
  • festivals
  • education
  • dining
  • coffee
  • coach
  • partying
  • politics
  • reading
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • physics

Music, Movies, and Books

Books that keep you thinking about it for days after you've finished them. Orwell, Kundera, Dostoyevsky.

Mainly rock and metal music. can enjoy Drum and Base and heavy sounding electro when partying but utterly detest R&B.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with sea lions in the Galapágos.
Going to burning man festival this year
Sky diving

Teach, Learn, Share

Can give an interesting low down on some cool physics stuff.

Can teach bike mechanics and how to put one together. want to build a wheel with cool spoke patterns?

I'd like to improve my Spanish

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Iran, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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