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Overview

  • 151 References 68 Confirmed & Positive
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning Norwegian Bokmål
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Musician/Warehouse/Pizza Chef
  • Uppsala and University of Portsmouth (Computer Science)
  • From England, United Kingdom
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About Me

My name is Rich and I'm an avid traveler and CouchSurfing supporter. I'm a music loving, guitar playing, cheese eating, gentle giant, with a huge sense of humour and a talent for making unusual facial expressions.

Since returning from 2 years travelling and working around Australia at the end of 2011, I decided to start a new life in Norway and I've now settled here in Tønsberg permanently with my Norwegian girlfriend, Susanne. We're now busy renovating our first house and getting ready to host more surfers.
Susanne's profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2002662781

Right now I'm working as a pizza chef and in the warehouse for the Norway's largest dairy whilst spending my free time fixing up our house. My real passion is music though, so I'm also guitarist for a band called Synthetic Gentlemen, you can check out our tracks here on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/syntheticgentlemen
We're gearing up to release our debut album in summer 2017.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm a CS ambassador, host & surf as much as I can, organise events and recruit new awesome people. Currently, I'm trying to hard to build a bigger CS community here in Tønsberg. We have a weekly meeting every Wednesday so come down and say hei. If you're in the area please get involved on the Tønsberg page and spread the word so that we can make the community here a success.
LINK: https://www.couchsurfing.com/nearby/59.2848949/10.3293492/T%C3%B8nsberg

I've hosted 80 surfers from 24 countries and surfed 58 couches in 19 countries. There's still plenty more out there. Would love to surf in every country of the world.

Interests

Music, guitar, didgeridoo, drums, singing, gigs, travel, cooking, technology, busking, surfing, scuba diving, squash, movies, kite sports and stand-up comedy.

  • singing
  • cooking
  • cheese
  • technology
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • drums
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • racquetball
  • squash

Music, Movies, and Books

Favourite Bands are Metallica, Oasis and Foo Fighters

I like a bit of everything thought from Mozart to Motörhead. I love both performing and watching live music and love learning new instruments. I adore music festivals; Glastonbury (biggest festival in the world) is my happy place, I usually volunteer on the bar for charity. We regularly like to jam at our house too.

Favourite Movies IMDB list:
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur31394364/watchlist?start=1&view=grid&defaults=1&lists=watchlist&scb=0.4971579951234162%20%3Cbr%20%2F%3E&sort=date_added,desc&mode=grid&page=12%20%3Cbr%20/%3E

Favourite TV Shows IMDB list:
http://www.imdb.com/list/mwcVEKbZ3hQ/?start=1&view=detail&sort=user_rating:desc&defaults=1&lists=mwcVEKbZ3hQ&scb=0.4894753876142204%20%3Cbr%20/%3E

Favourite Books:

> Michael Francis - Star Man

> Bill Bryson - Down Under

> J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter Series

> Jon Krakauer - Into The Wild

> Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs

Current: Ranulph Fiennes - Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Played guitar on stage with American rock band Green Day in 2005, in front of thousands of people. Words cannot describe the feeling. Check out the photo in my photos! Yes, that is me aged 17!

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach you how to play the didgeridoo and the guitar.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Fun and friendly host with good conversation
Advice about travelling around Norway and the globe

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

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