Logo orange

Rory MacNeish

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Not Accepting Guests

Last login 4 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Rory's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 9 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Loafer
  • Physically present during school
  • From Peebles, Scottish Borders
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

Wandering about looking at stuff is pretty good.

In the last week of June I left Edinburgh by bicycle with the plan to reach Istanbul. My own company will likely become quite boring during long stretches so any welcome to a home or to be shown around would be greatly appreciated. As would a shower.

As cheap and miserly as it sounds, to save money I don't plan to go to nightclubs, pubs, restaurants or that kind of thing in order to prolong my trip. One meal in a restaurant could be a whole week cycling! A walk, making a meal or a bottle of wine would be the sort of fun to be had with my budget. I say this now to avoid any awkwardness after arriving at someone´s house.

I apologise in advance if it takes me 2 or 3 days to reply to a message - I don't have a smart phone so have to find an internet cafe or library for internet.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I don't enjoy being in hostels so much, this seems a good way to meet friendly local people. I made my way around the South of France using the site and mostly had a supremely good time with the people I met. I've hosted a little in Edinburgh too. Since then I've used warmshowers (basically couchsurfing for people on a cycling tour) more often since it's more appropriate for the sort of trips I've been doing.

You may notice I have a negative reference. In short, what happened was I left a host without saying anything since I wasn't comfortable with the situation I found myself in. I'm not a dickbrain or anything. Have a look and see, it's pretty funny in retrospect.

Interests

Lots of things... I'd like to claim to have some bizarre hobby but actually happiest going for a wander wherever with good company, then all the usual sort of stuff I can't be bothered listing. Anything that'll alleviate the boredom really, being surprised is nice.

Music, Movies & Books

One of each I've recently enjoyed-

I loved the book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee, it's largely responsible for me leaving on my current trip.

I heard Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk which is amazing, especially good for a night cycle.

Dean Spanley is quite an odd but great and surprising film. Funny book too.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Everyday stuff if you're in an odd mood.

Join Couchsurfing to see Rory's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile