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  • Fluent in English
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2005
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About Me

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roymarvelous

I left NZ in 2004 on a short working holiday and haven't moved back yet! I've been living in Vancouver since 2012.

PHILOSOPHY:
Essentially, make the most of life, treat people like you want to be treated and love unconditionally.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was as CS Ambassador for almost 10 years. I've hosted ~100 people, surfed about ~50 couches, organized dozens of events and spent years volunteering for the organization. A beautiful, heart-centred community and it was a joy to serve.

Although I'm not that active on CS these days, I always love meeting travellers and swapping stories. Send me an email if you'd like to hang out :)

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Some of my past CS experiences.

2005
Surfed with Dave in Dublin. He was my first CS experience!
Surfed with Kaara in Kaunas. We dranks lots of vodka went to a party in an abandoned building.

2006
Hosted Domenico in London.
Surfed with Bragi in Reykjavik.
Surfed with Nyssa in Philadelphia (along with 4 friends of mine!).
Surfed with Solveig in Dubai. Co-surfed with Alana.
Surfed with Callum in Bangkok (even though he wasn't there!). Co-surfed with Matias.
Surfed with Klara in Warsaw.
Surfed with Etna in Warsaw. Co-surfed with Dante.

Prague:
Hosted Jess.
Hosted Duke (twice).
Hosted Luke.

2007
Surfed at Christine's place in Vienna, where Spyro was the mini-host! Co-surfed with Rachel and Aliza.

Prague:
Hosted Jerome.
Hosted Tristan.
Hosted James.
Hosted Manuel
Took Marte and her 40 friends on a walking tour of Prague!
Hosted Anna and her 3 friends.
Hosted Antonio.
Hosted Katherine.
Hosted Enrico.
Hosted Florian.
Hosted Keith and Negan.
My 1st Free Hugs in Prague with Chrissy, Laura and lots of other CZ CSers.
Free Hugging with Aaron in Berlin and 200 other CSers!
Surfed with Andre in Prague.
Brian co-hosted me.
Introduced Adam to CouchSurfing then surfed with him months later!
Asger co-hosted me.
Surfed with Baiba during her mid-Summer camp in Riga.
Surfed with Ezra in Olomouc.
Surfed with Karol in Wroclaw.

2008
Free Hugging with Francesco in Toronto.
Surfed with Katryn in NYC along with Justin and Birgit.
Surfed with Daniel in NYC along with Giancarlo and Andy.
Emergency surfed with Scott and Bryan in NYC.
Emergency surfed with Lizzy in NYC along with Arnaud and Kai.
Surfed with Misha in NYC along with Brishen and Paul.
Free Hugging with Marcy, Abbey and Petr in New York.
Free Hugging with CS Toronto Aug 08.
Surfed with Andre and Bianca in Prague.
Free Hugging with CS Prague Sept 08
Surfed with Alicia along with Sai in Montreal.
Surfed with Dan along with Kamin in Kitchener.
Surfed with Eric along with Kamin in Kitchner.
Hosted Andreas in Toronto.

2009
Hosted Darragh in Toronto.
Hosted Antoine and Alexandra in Toronto.
Roadtrip to St Catherine's with Andrea, Jason, Zoubin, Steph, Mike. Surfed with Nicolle in St Catherine's.
Hosted Adam for 10 days.
Hosted Heather after Free Hugs.
Hosted and Urban Golfed with Chrissy
Hosted Philip then volunteered at a Tony Robbins event with him.
Emergency hosted Heath for a night.
Hosted Jasmine during Pride weekend.
RVsurfed across Canada (Toronto to Vancouver) with Dave, John, Flynne, Andrés, Anf and Lee.
Surfed with Jason in Thunder Bay.
Surfed with Kate and Hartley in Winnipeg.
Surfed with Trixi in Regina.
Surfed with Yardley in Calgary.
Surfed with Sandy and Kat at their Intentional Community in Slocan.
Surfed with Kristl in Vancouver.
Surfed with Brie in Vancouver.
Surfed with Angela and Jesse in Seattle.

Super Happy Awesome House (SHAH) hosting:
Hosted Mac Bauer.
Invaded Edwin's house during the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Weekender along with Andrea, Jason and Dan.
Hosted Norbs.
Hosted Judith and Michiel.
Surfed with Miranda, Clio, Elin and their 20 other surfers!
June Free Hugs at Pedestrian Sunday.
August Free Hugs at Pedestrian Sunday.
October Free Hugs in NYC. I organized it but was to sick to go!
October Free Hugs at Pedestrian Sunday with Maria, Flora and friends.
November Free Hugs at Kensington Market.
December Super Happy Awesome Winter Hugs at Kensington Market.
Hosted Garry
Hosted Edward
Hosted Greg
Hosted Tiphanie
Hosted Kyle and Ashton
Hosted Chloé Gayraud + 5 friends!
Hosted Aurelien
Hosted Simon and Med
Hosted Lauren
Hosted Michael, Krista and Ling.

2010
Free Hugs in Seattle.
Hiking with Sara
Super Happy Awesome Road Trip with Mike, Naomi, Sandra and Angie
Surfed with Gerry in Sault St Marie.
Surfed with Heidi in Thunder Bay.
Free Hugs in Vancouver.
Surfed with Tawny and Zane in Portland.
Surfed with Emmanuel in San Francisco.
Free Hugs in San Francisco.
Surfed with Scott in Utah.
Surfed at the SHAH with Sandra, Tim, Poppy and Kat in Toronto.
Surfed with Andre in Fredonia, NY.
Surfed with Maggie in Zambrze, Poland.
Surfed with Ewa in Katowice, Poland.
Surfed with Iza in Rzeszow, Poland.
Surfed with Kinga in Krakow.
Surfed with Derek in Prague.
Surfed with Clabbe, Jake and Anna in Prague.
Surfed with Gloria in Montreal.
Halloween Free Hugs in Toronto.

2011
Surfed with Merilin and Alo in Tallinn.
Surfed with Agnese in Riga.
Free Hugs in Riga.
Free Hugs in Katowice with Maggi.
Surfed with Clabbe and Jake in Prague.
Surfed with Alex in Paris.
Surfed with Ediite in Plienciems.
Hitchhiked with Darta from Riga to Kaunas.
Surfed with Kara again in Kaunas.
Hosted Ewa, Anna and Marta in Riga.
Hosted Annika in Riga.
Couchsurfing Conference in Istanbul.

2012
Free Hugs in St Petersburg.
Surfed with Maggi and Michal in Katowice.
Surfed with Michael in Brno.
Surfed with Clabbe and Tereza in Prague.
Roadtrip with Riana to Budapest.
Surfed with Ziggy in Brussels.
Surfed with Alex in Paris.
Flatmates with Julia and Dilo in Barcelona.
Hosted Fee in Barcelona.
Free Hugs in Barcelona.
Surfed with Kirsten in Nuremberg.
Hosted Coleen in Vancouver.
Hosted Tara and Jessica in Vancouver.

2013
Hosted Christina and Micky in Vancouver.
Hosted Beatrice.
Hosted Perry.
Hosted Amy.

2014
Surfed with John in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Hosted Ewa.
Hosted Chacha.

Interests

  • writing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • illustration
  • love
  • community
  • burning man
  • wellness
  • free hugs
  • health and fitness

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

This one time, I was on a volcano when it erupted. (Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand)

Teach, Learn, Share

Let's discuss :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

A home-cooked meal and adventures

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Czech Republic, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

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