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  • 72 references 46 Confirmed & Positive
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, English, German, Slovak
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Teaching ESL and cultural stuff, consulting sometimes.
  • Various teaching, psych and management things, and a lot ...
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About Me


: Impossible


I'm from the UK originally, but have migrated all over and hold a NZ passport as well now.
And some people say I'm nice. Others think I talk too much. To borrow someone else's profile; this section is too much like a job application, also many people in person are not as they appear online. Meet me and find out.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been hosting couch surfers/relatives/friend-of-freinds/colleagues, etc through contacts since 2001 - but only found out about this website in 2008....


Hosting in UK, China, NZ and a little in Canada since 2001, formally and informally, and being a couchsurfer myself all over.
I've hosted a lot of events.

Many of my positive references have gone missing, as CS policy is that if a member deletes their account then all references they left are also deleted. I did have more than you see above.


Going to new places, interesting discussions, hill walking, socialising...the usual

  • walking
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Depends on mood

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Only one?

visited 101 states (44.8%) (this used to be an embedded map, not sure where it went)

Teach, Learn, Share

Cultural stuff and history are hobbies and interests . ESL is a job...


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, Slovakia, United Kingdom

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