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Dave sperling-Smithman

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Overview

  • 94 Positive References1 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Regional Manager
  • University degree in math and kinesi...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn about our vaste world from travellers and locals, try the beers and foods of the world, go home a complete different person

ABOUT ME

First of all, I don't know my schedule that far in advance, so if you are looking for a couch, please make the request close to your dates of interest. I generally won't know more than 10 days out and prefer last minute or 3-5 days notice. That being said, if you message earlier, I'll keep the request open until I know more.

Have been to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Morocco, Amsterdam, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Bosnia, Spain, many places in the USA, Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, any many more.

I'm a really easy guy to get along with. I'll talk to anyone and once I get going I guarantee I'll make you laugh. I love meeting new people whether its for a few hours, a day, or even for a week.

PHILOSOPHY

Live your life before its gone!
I'll Sleep when I'm Dead!

You can determine a lot about a persons personality based on how they treat those they have no obligation to

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfed for 5 months in 2011.

Surfed again in 2012/2013.

My couch is available if anyone wants to come!

Hosted my first 2 guests finally! Yay Kelly and Femke you were a blast!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

HOSTING:

Kelly and Femke from Holland-1 Night
Alex from Vancouver-2 Nights
Shoko, Hiroko and their 3 friends from Japan-1 week

SURFING:

Ireland-Met several people and made friends

Scotland-Lived in a tree in Bilston Glen Protest camp-Amazing experience and amazing people

Morocco-Met a guy at my hostel who happened to couch surf, he introduced me to another CS girl. We organized a CS meetup and had about 7 people come and hung with them all night. Then the 3 of us went into the desert city Zagora surfed with 3 very nice hosts. Again, very amazing experience.

Germany-Made a lot of friends, went to a carnival in Hamburg, lots of city tours, lots of friends. Lots of beers.

Belgium-Tried many beers, fries, chocolate, made some cool friends.

Switzerland-Went canyoning, paragliding, and ice climbing. Made some great friends and memories.

Croatia/Bosnia-Met a few random CS'ers but mostly just was on a tour.

Greece-Stayed with a friend from home

Spain-Traveled with some friends I met in Greece

Denver-Got in a huge bind and was saved by many very nice couch surfers and their non couch surfing friends!

Japan-Went on the most amazing new years tour!

UPDATE:

Surfed:

Edinbourgh, Scotland-3 nights-Marc and Bilston Glen group
Zagora, Morocco-3 night-Mohamed and crew
Oldenburg, Germany-3 nights-Dietmar
Hamburg, Germany-1 night-Henning
Braunsweig, Germany-1 night-Armin
Magdeburg, Germany-2 nights, Aaron
Berlin, Germany-3 nights, Kyla
Colognge, Germany-2 nights, Carlos
Ghent, Belgium-2 nights, Herman
Ghent, Belgium-2 nights, Pieter and Isis
Wurzburg, Germany-2 nights, Laura and Linda
Baden-Baden, Germany-1 night, Alexandra
Interlaken, Switzerland, 4 nights, Judith and Terry
Lucerne, Switzerland, 2 nights, Leif
Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, 5 nights, Isabel
Denver, Co, Usa, 2 nights, Michelle
Denver, Co, Usa, 2 nights, Mandi
Denver, Co, Usa, 2 nights, Justin and Adrianne
Shizouka, Japan, 12 nights, Mochan and Eri
Tokyo, Japan, 2 nights, Hiro

Hosted:

Kelly and Femke-Netherlands
Alex-Vancouver
Frieda-Germany
Matilde-Germany
Emily-Colorado
Elisabth-Germany
Theresa-Germany
Emily-Australia
Alizee and Vivi-Montreal
Julia and friends-Germany and USA

Met/visited:

Ireland-Urska, Stephen, Victoria, Natalie, many more at an evening out
Scotland-Lesley
Morocco-Dylan, Stephania
Germany-Anna, Anya, Birget, David, Susanne, Max, Molly, Sandra, Katarina, Chistian, Mark, Jessie, Catarina any many more at events
Belgium-Josh, Jemma, Darian, Lien
Switzerland-Brandon, Jen
Colorado-Akash, Anna, Jim, Hillary, Neil
Japan-Mackenzie, Hila, Mochan, Erika, Lotin, Hiro, Ryouske, Quang An, Miya, Martha, Sam, Freya, Jens, Randall, Mikael, Paul, Melissa, Guy, Chisaka, Simon
Calgary-Toon, Matt, Ester, Agnes, Martin, Michael, Nina, Alex, Luise, Luisa, Luise, Nick, Maeghan, soheil, Kaleid, Maria, Jessica, Larissa, Caren, Alexandra, Chris, Chris, Sandra, Indra, Jay, Hiroko, Shoko, Berkan....and TONS MORE

Interests

Hockey
Sports in General
Anime
Traveling (duh!)
Meeting people
Food
Beer
Cool looking buildings

Music, Movies & Books

Harry Potter!
John Grisham

I love movies, too many to name. Seen almost every box office hit since 2000

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Traveled all over (I know that's lame but these profiles are long!)

visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

Tasting the beers of the world.

Goal-500 different beers

Progress-

40/500 UPDATED AUG 26
116/500 UPDATED SEPT 6
131/500 UPDATED SEPT 9
150/500 UPDATED NOV 3
169/500 UPDATED NOV 21
216/500 UPDATED SEPT 19/2011
380/500 UPDATED DEC 27 2013

Teach, Learn, Share

Math
Exercising
Cooking

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Japan, United Kingdom

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