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Rory MacNeish

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • 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

Just the obvious point that it seems a good way to meet friendly local people. I made my way around with it and hosted a little in Edinburgh too. Since then I've used warmshowers (basically couchsurfing for people on a cycling tour) more often since I've been going on bike trips more recently.

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.


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.

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