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  • 45 References 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Polish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2006
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  • Traditional academic stuff, now I am trying something dif...
  • From Barton-upon-Humber, England, United Kingdom
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About Me


Complete my home, then abandon it.


I work from my computer and have the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want. It is kind of dangerous but also very enviable as I am so often reminded.

I consider myself a free spirit and an explorer.

I am never as relaxed and at peace as when I am travelling and don't recognise the places around me.

I prefer smaller groups - I want to MEET you, not "meet" you. Lets have some one on one time :)

Not so keen on one nighters (When hosting), but if that's your plan, I will survive.

If I am surfing it will just be me and my sleeping bag, all I need is a space on the floor, anything else is a luxury.


Enjoy myself as much as possible while I can without annoying anyone (too much)

Learn something everyday.

Everything is random, embrace it.

Don't kill spiders :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have surfed, I have hosted, I have enjoyed.


I have couch surfed all over the place in Europe and Russia and every experience has been memorable and enjoyable.

Plenty of colourful characters on this site, it's quite addictive.


Computer Junk - Back in the good old days I would probably be known as a computer geek. But now most people are. Business and Web stuff are what enable me to work from anywhere and do whatever I want in my free time - the dream lifestyle. Quite fond of rock climbing and snowboarding.

Psychology and People – I find them to be like computers in a way, a system, a function of reality.

Generally in my free time I like to explore the city, my mind and the mind of others.

Music, Movies, and Books

Jeff Buckley - Grace, Radiohead - OK Computer, OCS - Marchin Already, Pearl Jam - Ten, Bonobo - Lots of it.

I love reading everything, it just depends. Reading is a bit like traveling, you never know what you will find. Stuff like Scientific, technology, environment. I love it.

Essential British Comedy -
Brass Eye
Peep Show

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I escaped a small island after being trapped for 1/4 of a century and made it to the continent.

I graduated and never worked for "the man" again.

I discovered the meaning of life*

Teach, Learn, Share

English, Computer based nonsense

I can share some interesting travel stories... Mostly about the insane people I have met on my journey.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

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