Rory MacNeish

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Physically present during school
  • From Peebles, Scottish Borders
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About Me

Wandering about looking at stuff is pretty good.

In June I left Edinburgh by bicycle, my plan was to reach İstanbul which İ did at the beginning of September. İ made it to Georgia where my bicycle falling apart and winter approaching convinced me to chase the summer and fly to New Zealand. I'd like to travel the country, possibly by bike, then find somewhere to work.

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.

I've got the British curse of being too polite, having too many manners gets in the way of getting to know someone. Please give me a firm shake/slap across the face if I display symptons of this feeble disease.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Just the obvious point that it seems a good way to meet friendly local people. I've 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.

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...

Getting out the house!

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, and 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 love the album Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk, especially good for a night cycle.

Pretty much any film by Pedro Almodovar.

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