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Ian Sanders

Chenzhou, Hunan, China

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English; learning Chinese
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • lots, lots and lots of things
  • Killing myself by degrees.
  • From Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME

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

PHILOSOPHY

Your karma ran over my dogma.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Loads of hitch hiking and hospitality from random people.

Interests

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

Music, Movies & 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, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Korea, Republic of, United Kingdom

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