Robert Cross

Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Portuguese
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher in Valencia, Spain
  • Studied at Cardiff University in Wales
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To make good porridge NOT in a microwave


Happy, sociable and laid-back. I love meeting new people and experiencing new things, so CouchSurfing is the perfect community for me. I'm very active and like to spend my time outdoors, whether it be playing some sort of sport or just wandering around aimlessly.

After studying languages in Cardiff, I now teach English in Valencia. Although someday I'd like to just drop everything to go and save Gorillas in the wild. Or something along those lines...


My 'philosophy' tends to change every few days and I can't be bothered to update my profile that often.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Frederik Keonig

"El que quiere en esta vida todas las cosas a su gusto tendrá muchos disgustos en la vida"
- Francisco de Quevedo

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a few times throughout Europe and South America and hosted a few times whilst living in the UK, France and Spain. Met some incredible people!


Surfed: Austria, Italy, France, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Morocco.
Hosted: Cardiff, Birmingham, Chambéry, Ceuta, Valencia.


Sports- Rugby, Football, Squash, Volleyball etc...
Anything 'outdoorsy'...

Music, Movies, and Books


Radiohead, The Whitest Boy Alive, Muse, Belle & Sebastian, Sigur Ros, Yann Tiersen, The Smiths, Future Islands, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Beirut, The Tallest Man On Earth, Bon Iver, Blur, Elliott Smith, Phoenix, Bright Eyes, Elbow, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stoneage, Crystal Fighters, Cut Copy, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Eddie Vedder and so on...


Diarios de Motocicleta
Henning Mankell novels
Harry Potter!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent 8 months studying, working in and discovering South America!

Teach, Learn, Share

Language exchange!
(microwaved) Porridge

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, France, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

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