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  • Fluent in English, French
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Transport planner
  • Phd in transportation planning from MIT
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About Me


Help developing countries achieve better governance and thereby prosperity


I travel a great deal. I'm currently working in Ethiopia. Before that, I was based in Bangladesh, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, USA, and Australia and other places!

I am currently most interested in helping countries develop more effectively. My area of expertise is in transport planning -- mainly related to improving road and public transport in cities -- but my focus is increasingly on issues of governance as it is essential to help governments develop good government if development is to be successful.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Trying to get people together for interesting trips!


I like to travel a lot, particularly in adventurous places, but I also like exploring every type of culture ancient and modern.

I love music and write about it for fun, most recently for the Dhaka Daily Star and for The Nation in Thailand.

  • culture
  • traveling
  • music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There have been several, but perhaps the one at the top of the list is waking up at Rombuk Monastery to see Everest clearly just behind me!

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