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Overview

  • 7 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Sport Psychologist
  • University of Manchester and Roehampton
  • From Manchester
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travelling South America, finishing in brazil for Xmas, NYE & January.

ABOUT ME

I guess my friends would say something like... I am an upbeat, enthusiastic, positive person. It has been said that I always like to look for the best in people and I know I'm always interested to try and find out what makes people tick. I'm open minded and don't judge others wherever possible. Its my philosophy that its much more preferable to get to know people than bin the possibility and not give it a chance.

I've worked in Online media for 10 years as a designer and now manager For Skype, the London Underground; Reuters; magazines and T-mobile. Though I've always worked independently and stretched out beyond that for work and have a passion for music that has led me to promote and put on club nights, records and occasionally play out to the public as well as doing the normal 9 to 5.

I love to run and can be found training and goading others to join me! I have run the London marathon (twice) and the Barcelona marathon as well as 10Ks, half marathons and races. I also like to take care of myself by eating the right food, but I'm by no means a food snob. I love to both try out almost all cuisines and love finding out how they are cooked. I'm not haute cuisine but I'm more than capable in the kitchen.

The skill I try to hone most is to listen to other peoples stories. What are you about? What do you do? What is your passion and gets you out of bed in the morning? What gets you excited?
Its the best skill in others I admire. To share each others moments and find out where our lives and interests cross over.

PHILOSOPHY

do unto others as you would yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

In 2008 I travelled for 6 weeks in the southern Mediterranean, Balkans and eastern Europe, couch surfing in some of the places I visited.

I may host people in Manchester in 2012. If you are interested in visiting Manchester, compete in races or wanted to meet or see Manchester, see if I'm free. I know what its like to be in a foreign city and want to do as locals do!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with lovely CS hosts in Sicily, Wraclow, Rome and Berlin. I love the experience CS gives and want to dedicate more of my time to it in the future.

Interests

I like nothing more than listening to good music, on a great soundsystem, with my friends and other like minded souls. My taste is mainly of the electronic, my preference is towards the deeper end of house, I'll dance to most things from hip hop, house, minimal, soul, and whatever in between.

In my travels I like to get to know a city or a place by running round, through, and over it! So if you're a runner then I'll have my trainers with me and I'll be up for seeing your hometown.

In sum: good music, good food, good nightlife and good times!

I'm also a bit of a history geek and like to find out about what went before, during and after the Roman empire. Tied into that for the part of the World where I'm travelling I'm interested in how that relates to theology and politics, but I'm by no means religious myself.

  • design
  • dancing
  • dining
  • marathon
  • running
  • nightlife
  • clubbing
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • surfing
  • communications
  • divinity
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Charles Webster, Dixon, Henrik Schwarz and Ame. But I also love the Clash, DFA records/LCD soundsystem and Talking heads right now.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trekking the mighty Salkantay in 5 days on my way to Macchu Pichhu.

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