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  • 217 Positive References9 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Irish, Spanish; learning French, Nepali
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Meanderer
  • San Pedro Spanish School.
  • From The backarse of Nowhere. Does it really matter though?
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About Me


Transmogrify into a Pterodactyl!!!


I have my eccentricities. I used to carry around a hurley at all times with very few exceptions. I am on a trial seperation. My goal in life is to be a failure according to Western standards. I don't want the material things, like a house, a wife, two cars, two point three kids, a big tv, a massive stereo system or anything like that. All I want is my backpack and whatever I can fit in it and that gets reduced everytime I move to a new country. My eventual plan is to travel with the clothes on my back and my passport in my pocket. I want a myriad of memories and experiences for my future. Calvin says it best here on the fourteenth comic. This strip is what made me want to live me life as I do.

The greatest description of friendship I have ever seen.

This talk of a recession and everything doesn't bother me, as I earn money to spend it. I save money for a while when I work, then I spend it all, then I work again and save only to go and spend it all. Everything I earn goes towards food and travel. I am a traveller, who wants to see everywhere. I feel the earth is our legacy and that we have every right to go wherever we want. I feel borders do not exist, we do not choose where we are born so I feel patriotism isnt worth the effort, we should abolish borders and visa requirements and let anyone go anywhere. Travel is a major part of my life and I strive for the travel life.

I talk a lot and joke a lot and can be very vulgar and crude at times. My friends would tell you more about me so if you need to find out, just go ahead and ask them about me.

Always have a Zombie contingency plan

So as some people have put better before than I ever will

"A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to,and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from" -Lin Yutang

"Too often... I would hear men boast of the miles they covered that day,rarely of what they had seen" -Louis L'Amour.

One last quote from a gaggle of couchsurfers in Salzburg who put this one together.

"The man flies in the plane tomorrow to Mongolia and he thinks frogs and snakes and elephants and penguins are masturbating under the tree."



My own one

Don't ever go anywhere just get everywhere because its not where you go its how you got there.

email at anarchist4cuba [at] gmail [dot] com

One I stole

"The healthy wayfarer sitting beside the road scanning the horizon open before him, is he not the absolute master of the earth, the waters, and even the sky? What housedweller can vie with him in power and wealth? His estate has no limits, his empire no law. No word bends him toward the ground, for the bounty and beauty of the world are already his." -Isabelle Eberhardt

Newest Favourite Story

An American tourist complimented a Greek fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Greek.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.

The Greek explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings I go into the village to see my friends, dance a little, play the bouzouki, and sing a few songs. I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you.

You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.

With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.

Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.

You can then leave this little village and move to Athens, Los Angeles or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Greek.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that? Afterwards?"

"That's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?"

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your grandchildren, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife, and spend your evenings singing, dancing and playing the bouzouki with your friends..."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


1. Surfed with Kevin in Paris 2. Surfed with Krissy in Paris 3. Surfed with Caribou in Paris 4. Surfed with Sylvain in Toulouse 5. Surfed with Marii in Toulouse 6. Hosted James in Valencia 7. Surfed with Benny in Barcelona 8. Hosted Wendy in Valencia 9. Hosted Kelly in Valencia 10. Hosted Nancy in Valencia 11. Surfed with Angela and Gerard in Barcelona 12. Hosted Rob and Margaret in Valencia 13. Hosted Emilie in Valencia 14. Surfed with Robin in Barcelona 15. Surfed with Nicole in Sacile 16. Surfed with Ana in Ljubljana 17. Surfed with Atila and Mirta in Zagreb 18. Surfed with Matt/Wolfgang in Linz 19. Surfed with Christine in Vienna 20. Surfed with Nicole again in Sacile 21. Surfed with Tristan in Paris 22. Surfed with Ian in Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay 23. Surfed with Tristan in Megeve 24. Surfed with Niels in Amsterdam 25. Surfed with Tiina in Amsterdam 26. Surfed with Walter in Rotterdam 27. Surfed with Sven in Brussels 28. Surfed with Kenneth in Paal 29. Surfed with Sven in Brussels 30. Surfed with Nicole in Sacile 31. Hosted Steven in Ljubljana 32. Hosted Christine, Elvira and Erik in Ljubljana 33. Hosted Elisabeth in Ljubljana 34. Hosted Leah in Ljubljana 35. Surfed with Milomir in Maribor 36. Surfed with Rhianeth in Seefeld 37. Hosted Darin in Ljubljana 38. Hosted Kevin in Ljubljana 39. Surfed with Milomir in Maribor 40. Hosted Kevin in Vienna 41. Hosted Damien, Etienne, Flo-Mac, and Steeve in Vienna 42. Hosted Robbie and Alex in Vienna 43. Hosted Rachel in Vienna 44. Hosted Zach in Vienna 45. Hosted Roy, Derek and Olivia in Vienna 46. Hosted Aliza in Vienna 47. Hosted Rachel in Vienna 48. Hosted Roxy in Vienna 49. Surfed with Roxy in Vienna 50. Surfed with Isa in Vienna 51. Hosted Emily and Kara in Vienna 52. Hosted Isa in Vienna 53. Surfed with Christine in Vienna 54. Surfed with Nera in Beograd 55. Surfed with Ivana in Beograd 56. Hosted Gustavo in Vienna 57. Hosted Marius and Rázvan in Vienna 58. Surfed with André in Praha 59. Hosted Ryan and Roman in Vienna 60. Hosted Mikaela in Vienna 61. Hosted Kat in Vienna 62. Hosted Yong in Vienna 63. Hosted Louise in Vienna 64. Hosted Marie-Claude in Vienna 65. Hosted Aaron in Vienna 66. Hosted Ingrid and Rhyl in Vienna 67. Surfed with Sigrid in Munich 68. Hosted Trevor in Vienna 69. Hosted Simon in Vienna 70. Surfed with Marin in Split 71. Hosted Ashley in Vienna 72. Hosted Larisa and Danielle in Vienna 73. Hosted Thomas in Vienna 74. Hosted Hector in Vienna 75. Surfed with Marcus (at his Mother´s place) in Salzburg 76. Garden Surfed with Vince in Gossau (Tent surfed with Christine then Michael too) 77. Hosted Gabe in Vienna 78. Hosted Maja in Vienna 79. Surfed with Ivana in Maribor 80. Surfed with Rory in Dublin 81. Hosted Cristian in Vienna 82. Hosted Laura and Pablo in Vienna 83. Hosted Steff in Vienna 84. Hosted Shai* in Vienna 85. Hosted Ray in Vienna 86. Hosted Julieta, Diego and Shai* in Vienna 87. Hosted Lou and Shai* in Vienna 88. Surfed with Ginny in Salzburg 89. Hosted Jan and Dale in Vienna 90. Hosted Helena and Eduardo in Vienna 91. Hosted Mike in Vienna 92. Hosted Dean in Vienna 93. Hosted Jane in Vienna 94. Surfed with Nora in Berlin 95. Surfed with Caspar in Berlin 96. Hosted Eric in Vienna 97. Surfed with Ivana in Beograd 98. Surfed with Jeja in Beograd 99. Surfed with Genti in Tirana 100. Surfed with Milinko in Perast 101. Hosted Lari in Vienna 102. Hosted Jeremy in Vienna 103. Hosted Noni in Vienna 104. Hosted Sam and Charlie in Vienna 105. Hosted Trevor in Vienna 106. Hosted Ian in Vienna 107. Hosted Aimee in Vienna 108. Hosted Colette and Garrett in Vienna 109. Surfed with Stella in Plovdiv 110. Surfed with Adam in Sofia 111. Hosted Nina in Vienna 112. Hosted Crystal and Henry in Vienna 113. Hosted Atenas in Vienna 114. Surfed with Vince in Gossau 115. Surfed with Alex in Salzburg 116. Hosted Miriam in Vienna 117. Hosted Giancarlo and Ieva in Vienna 118. Surfed with Sabrina in London 119. Hosted Luna in Vienna 120. Surfed with Eli in Plzen 121. Hosted Hannah in Vienna 122. Surfed with Louise in Bucharest 123. Surfed with Lucian in Bucharest 124. Hosted Aimee in Vienna 125. Hosted Mike and Dann in Vienna 126. Surfed with Sexybear in Istanbul 127. Hosted Miriam in Vienna 128. Surfed with Shai* in Bombay 129. Surfed with Paul in Bombay 130. Hosted SexyBear in Bangalore 131. Surfed with Murali in Bangalore 132. Surfed with Dilip in Bangalore 133. Surfed with Manju in Bangalore 134. Surfed with Paul in Bombay 135. Surfed with Blake in Bombay 136. Surfed with Jo in Thane 137. Surfed with Sanjay in Jaipur 138. Surfed with Avinash in Delhi 139. Surfed with Arjun in Kathmandu 140. Surfed with Shipu in Dhaka 141. Hosted Karoline in Dhaka 142. Hosted Juan and Jorge in Dhaka 143. Surfed with Harshil in Singapore 144. Surfed with Joe in Kuala Lumpur 145. PseudoSurfed with Munawar in Penang 146. Surfed with Harshil in Singapore 147. Surfed with Gabriela in Kuala Lumpur 148. Surfed with THE GMP and HRH Faye in Newcastle 149. Surfed with Lana in Canberra 150. Surfed with Rob in Sydney 151. Surfed with Kirin in Auckland 152. Surfed with Craig in Auckland 153. Surfed with Cory in Wellington 154. Hosted Julia, Anja and Wanja in Kaikoura 155. Hosted Duffy in Kaikoura 156. Surfed with Karen in Blenheim 157. Hosted Alvaro in Kaikoura 158. Hosted Mathi in Kaikoura 159. Hosted Rike in Kaikoura 160. Hosted Jess in Kaikoura 161. Hosted Felix in Kaikoura 162. Hosted Daniel in Kaikoura 163. Hosted Inka in Kaikoura 164. Hosted Thijs and Dennis in Kaikoura 165. Hosted Eugenie in Kaikoura 166. Hosted Ana Lucia and Claudia in Kaikoura 167. Hosted Annie and Julia in Kaikoura 168. Hosted Sophie and Jen in Kaikoura 169. Hosted Felix in Kaikoura 170. Hosted Jelena in Kaikoura 171. Hosted Guillaume and Pamela in Kaikoura 172. Hosted Julia in Kaikoura 173. Surfed with Joel, Theresa, Sam and Ed in Wellington 174. Surfed with Ian in Singapore


Besides the obvious, Travelling and meeting people. I enjoy dancing, I have taught a few people swing dancing (though I make it all up as I go along). I am interested in playing hurling and gaelic football. I like watching rugby though I have never played. I watch plenty of sports on tv (well I did when I had one). As listed elsewhere, music and books and films. pretty much my main interest is meeting with and hanging out with my friends.

Is there a God?

Music, Movies & Books

Music Very hard to describe for anybody what specific music they are into. I could type for days and not get everything I like in here. The first CD I ever bought was U2´s greatest hits and moved on to rockier punkier sounds from that. From there I moved onto a very punk and metal liking. I have always loved rock in most forms and always will. In my travels I have gained an appreciation for many types of music, right now my personal favourite is swing music from the 50s. I love Jazz and Blues. Some new wave Celtic rock, or nu-trad is great. I own a tambourine that Eddie Vedder smashed onstage and threw into the crowd. I got to see the Frames for free. I hung out with all the heavy-metal heads in Cuba. I´ve been to gigs in different parts of the world and still love it. Music is a way of life that without it people would be lost. Add in music under any of these headings and you will probably find something I like. One thing I don´t go for is music made through computers, if it is not created by musicians with instruments I won´t be able to appreciate it, but as with everything there are always a few exceptions to the rule. Films I have seen a lot of films, and to write down a genre I like is hard. Depending on my mood I will watch what appeals. I add some films under here that I found amazing. I think Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam are geniuses, some of the truest forms of genius making movies today."Star Wars", "Intermission", "Donnie Darko", "C.R.A.Z.Y.", "Arlington Road", "Los Diarios Motocicletos", "La Haine", "Was tun, wenn's brennt?", "Charlie Bartlett", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Tideland" "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Click Here and scroll down to number Four, it will blow your mind! Books Books have always been a major part of my life. When life becomes too dull you can just sit and read and enter so many new worlds and lives. When I was young I didn´t like my life so much, which is why books are great, I have lived many lives in these pages. Books are the lifeblood of learning, and though school may be important to some, you should never underestimate the teaching ability of a good book. Some books added under here."Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy", which gives one of the best quotes for a traveller,"Dont Panic!" -Douglas Adams."Calvin and Hobbes" - Bill WattersonAnything by Terry Pratchett. 

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Calakmul ruins and nature reserve in Mexico. Nowhere in my life have I seen so many stars and felt so alone with the past.

"Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them,to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life's recollections." -Augustus Hare

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the square root of pi to the millionth decimel, oh you want me to tell you? Yeah wait I need to go to the bathroom, I'll be right back,wait riiiight there ok. *whistle* *runs to Mongolia*

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

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