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I meant to study economics/journalism but took a summer job at 18 programming, dropped out of college, and sort of ended up programming instead. I'm overall pleased with how it turned out.
I love to see what's the same in places all over the world as much as what's different. It's neat to see the commonality in the world as much as what's different in it.
I'm a fervent coffee drinker and someone who's always up for a walk at any time. I have no discernible circadian rhythm; I stay up late but can fall asleep at anytime and I never get jet-lag.
I am pretty obsessed with motorcycles and the fixing thereof. I've owned everything from a tiny scooter to an Italian superbike. I have a vintage 1976 Honda that I brought from Canada to England. It is a money pit, but I love it.
I really like treating both guests and hosts to at least a coffee or a drink. Couchsurfing for me is mostly about socialising; in my job I work from home and I don't see others much, so I love getting to chat with folks :-)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
My job is a bit socially isolating in terms of in-person interaction; I work from home all day and I move around a lot. Pretty much the only person I regularly see is my girlfriend--who is great but you wanna talk to more than one person, you know? Plus she's often travelling too :-)
I'd like to hang out with people who understand I'm sometimes up for being social and going out and other times might be travelling whilst under a crunch time at work and might be quiet. If you can respect my need to work I promise I'll find time to socialise and pay back the favour :-)
Mostly I like to ignore clocks.
I love motorcycles and scooters. I don't have to commute thanks to my job being remote but I ride to relieve stress and explore all the places trains, planes, and my feet alone can't take me.
I'm into coffee, cocktails, beer, and other hipster-like things. I enjoy live music a LOT and will go see a show just for the fun of it. I like walking around at night and being a sober person at a party.
If you're the quiet type I am apparently a good storyteller; if you've got wisdom to impart I'm all ears.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Most recently I sold a lot of my things, put my motorcycle on a cargo ship, and moved from Canada to the UK--to a city I'd never been to where I knew no one.
I managed to find a flat, get my healthcare/taxes/etc. sorted, import and register my motorcycle (by myself!), and get used to saying "tomato" like British people do.
Teach, Learn, Share
I work as a computer programmer so I can talk about technology (though I can't fix your computer!)
I love learning about how to make my profession more diverse and talking about how others can help.
I care a lot about remote work and city planning.
I'm bad at languages but I long to get better.
I know a lot about the oddities of British homes! ;-)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'd be happy to help out around your house, take you out for dinner, help cook, and/or talk about whatever we both fancy.
I'll probably insist I buy you a coffee/beer/tea/glass of wine! It's my treat for your generosity! :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, United States