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super-model good looks, razor-sharp wit, and uber-intelligence. scary like. guys from mensa call me up for answers to life's problems. and i shut 'em down! i love music, meeting people, seeing and experiencing the world, and going for late night food binges during weak moments. but now i'm cheap as i'm padding the travel fund instead of my belly. for morning binges, i enjoy a bowl of porridge. i keep a smile on my face and a follow-up high five in my pocket. hugs are on the house.
life needs to be experienced through a certain degree of thoughtful randomness. i believe you make your own destiny and can take advantage of special coincidences that take place in your life...like meeting special people and going to special places. i like simple pleasures and like to live simple. the big, luxurious, corporate lifestyle can go to pish
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm looking to meet like-minded folks who are up for good times in my current foreign city home of Edinburgh. I've got room in my flat for one cuddly couch surfer...haha...but no, i offer the world's most comfortable air mattress. it even comes with a pump. I'm down for group activities and other important stuff like chit-chatting about man's existence in the universe...and where's the best late nite chippie in edinburgh. but don't worry, i already know
since I joined in january 2008 i've met loads of amazing people who've made my experience in Edinburgh much more worthwhile and genuine. i've gone on a trip to Glencoe, hiked a mountain, camped Crammond Island, rocked Edinburgh rocks, gone to various pub meets, gatherings at houses, and have hosted numerous guests. it's been a blast and I definitely plan on continuing the journey. How's your experience been??
Sept 2008 - Oliver in Tallinn, Estonia
Sept 2008 - Katrin in Tartu, Estonia
Oct 2008 - Lynne in Beijing, China
Oct 2008 - David in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2008 - Jamie in Auckland, NZ
Dec 2008 - Jamie in Paihia, NZ
March 2008 - Daniel from Croydon/Melbourne (3 nights)
March 2008 - Tobias from Germany (1 night)
March 2008 - Christian from Australia (3 nights)
May 2008 - Andrea and Roberta from Italy (3 nights)
May 2008 - Emanuele from Sicily (3 nights)
June 2008 - Carolina, Vander and Aga from London (3 nights)
July 2008 - Brian from Canada (3 nights)
July 2008 - Nancy and Ryan from New York (2 nights)
July 2008 - Flynn from SanFran (3 nights)
July 2008 - Lynne and Evan from Beijing (3 nights)
August 2008 - Ariyani from Oz (4 nights)
August 2008 - Maryanne from US (1 night)
August 2008 - Rebecca and Ruaridh from US (3 nights)
August 2008 - Yvonne from Munich (1 night)
August 2008 - Rebecca and Ruaridh (1 night)
hedonism, piping, busking, sustainability, living green, sleeping, eating, drinking. couch vege-ing. and most importantly -- travelling! ideally to unusual places, meeting random people, and learning something new about the World. i'd like to grow organic food someday. i plan to learn organic farming through wwoof. i'm definitely going to build my own green home one day. i enjoy going to shows, charity shopping, walking around Edinburgh, people watching, and chilling to my music. i take pride in using a mobile that's like 10 years old, but now it's lost so good thing it cost me nothing.
- organic food
- pub crawls
Music, Movies, and Books
ecelctic-chilled-indie-folk-surfer-instrumental-brit-rock-singer-songwriter anthems. throw in a little bossa nova remixes and you've got yerself some faves. thievery corporation, bob marley, bedouin soundclash, ben harper, dick dale, pearl jam, live, RHCP, stone roses, stereophonics, battle, beatles, beautiful girls, stabilo, joel plaskett, cat stevens, band of horses, the zombies, hot hot heat
Favorite TV Shows:
Fresh Prince of Bel-air, Saved by the Bell, Degrassi, Flintstones, Married with children, the News, travel shows, Louis Theroux documentaries, Heroes
Fight club, waking life, shawshank redemption, godfather trilogy, trainspotting, fast times at ridgemount high, motorcycle diaries, usual suspects, the corporation, eddie murphy raw/delirious, borat, The Lorax
Shantaram, snow white and russian red, on the road, trainspotting, guns/germs/steel, the wrong way home, animal farm, high fidelity, Future Tense, Ismael, Kite Runner
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-had tea in the mountains of Kashmir
-trekked for 9 days in Annapurna Mountains of Nepal
-gone to an Indian wedding in Gujarat
-took the Trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing
-gone skinny-dipping in the highlands of scotland.
-camped in the Moroccan Sahara desert with nomads.
-found a truly special girlfriend.
Teach, Learn, Share
i play the bagpipes...does free lessons sound cool?! i love all types of music, would love to learn guitar. perhaps we could jam!?
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United Kingdom