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  • 28 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English; learning Chinese
  • 48, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • lots, lots and lots of things
  • Killing myself by degrees.
  • From Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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About Me


love life, enjoy, plant trees, eat good food, dance, laugh and sing


Ian (Pignut): Born England. Studied Biology and later Agricultural Science PhD. Travelled around Europe, Morocco, Canada, USA, West and North Africa, Korea. Enjoy hitch-hiking, partying, gardening, art and protesting. Make a connection with me and you have a connection to the late Syd Barrett, veteran broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and Ringo Starr!

I have an art website at http://pignut.deviantart.com/
and a moon mytholgy site at http://www.ianslunarpages.org
A tedx talk I did on saving civilisation with compost toilets is here http://tinyurl.com/cke49xk


Your karma ran over my dogma.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have had an open door policy at many of the homes I have lived in, for many years.


Loads of hitch hiking and hospitality from random people.


Travel, culture, music, dance, food, art, hiking, meeting people, talking and listening

  • animals
  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • singing
  • folklore
  • dancing
  • dining
  • walking
  • partying
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • hiking
  • biology
  • science
  • hitchhiking
  • lakes
  • rivers
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

music: Spanish and Eastern European traditional (especially Gypsy), jazz, folk, ravey stuff (when I'm in the mood), Afro Celt Sound System, Bonzo dog doo daa band, Be Good Tanyas, Lemon Jelly
Present movies: Mila ot mars, V for Vendetta (comic not movie), The Princess Bride
Books: Travel novels, The Constant gardner, Tiger Tiger/The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester
comics: Here's one you can read online to while away those nights at 24hour internet cafes- Mad science, comedy and romance! www.girlgeniusonline.com

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was conceived and born onto a planet with oceans, mountains, volcanos, forests, lakes and rivers, as well as countless millions of microbes, plants, animals and fungi on it. It was about 5 billion years old, in an unimaginably vast and expanding universe. There were loads of these fascinating hairless monkeys too. Some of them made art, music, books, telescopes and loads of other amazing stuff, they had been walking around and talking for about 5500000 years, but they couldn't really remember the first 5496000 years even though they had been making stuff like this: www.planetfusion.co.uk/~pignut/goddess.jpg.

Teach, Learn, Share

Organic farming
Folklore and myth

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bulgaria, China, Italy, South Korea, United Kingdom

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