Richard Uren

Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Italian, Spanish, Thai
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Semi-retired party Monster
  • life
  • From Southend-on-Sea, England AND Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
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About Me


Have Fun in the Sun


Love Life and love Nature and outdoors. Non-smoking, optimistic, fun, active person and have lots of time to spare for fun people. I am open-minded and ready to try new adventures and life's experiences. I am clean, tidy and DO NOT SNORE! Bizarre fact....All animals seem to like me for some reason.

I Like sight-seeing, nature and countryside but also love a good party or most chances to go clubbing ;-)

Having travelled around the world 4 times and lived on Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand for 11 years with friends, volleyball, frisbee, surfing, gym, skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving, party, I moved back to the reality of Munchen where I have lived for the last 4 years
Now I am touring around central America.
plenty more of the world to see :-)


Remember the past
Live for today
plan for tomorrow and

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have no couch where I live so cannot host any CSers, but am happy to meet and show people around Southend-on-Sea where I live.


CSed in Nicaragua, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Austria, Czech Republic, Bali, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Morocco. Met some fun people at the weekly CS meetings in Munich whilst visiting friends for Oktoberfest. Many "Coffee and chats" and Fun daytrips I been on and organised. Taught lots of Backgammon and showed CSers around PP island in Thailand where I live in the winter. Now in Munich I organise CS events and host fun people from many different countries.


scuba diving, snorkelling with Sharks, volleyball, exercising, running, surfing, fitness, kitesurfing, frisbee, badminton, anything with Beach especially when it's SUNNY!, though not a big football fan. peace, healthy eating and cooking, photography, BACKGAMMON, cycling, skiing, gym, party, party, party.

Music, Movies, and Books

Shawshank redemption is my fave
Pulp Fiction, Sci-Fi, too many to list, love watching a good movie with the right person

nearly anything...very eclectic mix of likes although Trance is my favourite in a club or when I'm at the gym. anything high beat that gets the soul moving!
Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Judge Jules, Gareth Emery, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nora Jones, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Brahms

Mr Nice
Damage Done
Life of Pi
Winnie the Pooh
Hot Sex by Tracey Cox

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

in this small box???? Are you kidding???
Anyone who's ever been to PP island can imagine my life. 11 YEARS there! 4 around the world trips, lived, loved, cried and smiled.
Most amazing thing?.....Seen, hit and survived the Tsunami in Thailand December 2004
Survived Cancer in 2004 and nearly blown up by a bomb in 2005!

Teach, Learn, Share

Am frequently told I am a patient teacher and am nearly always happy to impart knowledge. Learn what I can where I can and always happy to share.
I can teach you how to do the RUBIK's CUBE!
I want to learn MAGIC and more about photography having just bought my first Canon Eos Digital SLR

What I Can Share with Hosts

Epic travel stories from the 73 countries I've visited. My time and patience in teaching and sharing what I know and have.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Denmark, Germany, Thailand, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

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