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**Official ambassador of Vancouver**
Yup my profile is long. Please read 1-5 at least if you'd like to stay..it'll answer a lot of your questions and help check our compatibility.
1) Please have a complete profile
2) Don't copy/paste generic messages and forget to change the name ( Yup,I get a lot of ' hi darren' 'hi steve' etc)
3) Your request should tell me why you're visiting, when, and why me :).
4) Please tell me your favorite FOOD in your message.
5) I usually dont accept trips more than 2 weeks in the future.
-Monday to Friday you'll have to be out of the house from 730am-5pm. CURRENTLY ONLY HOSTING WEEKENDS.
-Have some idea of what you want to do here. I'm happy to help with ideas or feedback but won't plan your entire trip.
-Be independent. If I'm able to spend time with you or do things I am more than happy to. I love to hear stories and adventures. What I don't like is babysitting.
-Be friendly and understand that although I am inviting you to stay, it is still my home. Please treat it as such.
-Clean up after yourself or I'll cancel my invite to stay. Too many people expect me to clean their mess. It ain't happening.
ABOUT MY PLACE/VANCOUVER
《《 I live in Port Moody, not Vancouver》》
I am 3 minutes walking from the train and 30 minutes by train to downtown. That said, most don't care and everyone tends to love staying with me. Depends what you are here for. I'm pretty damn awesome anyways ;)
《《 NOT REQUIRED BUT...》》
If you come stay with me and are able, would appreciate if you can bring something small from your country. Something that can be hung with pins is ideal. (Something from a dollar store is ok) A pin, small flag, etc. I am creating a board with doodads.
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 or a few days.
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
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.
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 with Mochan!!
AND MANY MORE!!!
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
Porto, Portugal, 2 nights, Hernando
Indianapolis, 4 nights, Sam
Shoko, Hiroko and their 3 friends from Japan
Kelly and Femke-Netherlands
Alizee and Vivi-Montreal
Julia and friends-Germany and USA
Lauren and Xander-Las Vegas
Nadja and Markus-Germany
Tiffany and Josh-London
Carole and Pauline-France
Caroline and Hugo-France
Noemie and Camile-Montreal
Fanny and Marika-France
Orlane and cousin-France-
Nathan and Lionel-Belgium
Amal- Saudi Arabia/Kelowna
Sarah Sam and Dan-New Zealand
Aimee, Washington, USA
Helena and Fanny-France
Louise and Alexandre-France
Melanie and Matthew-New Zealand
Meline and Jeanne-France
Ash and Chris-Toronto
Clara and Dana-Germany
Julius, Julie and Mathilde-Germany
Marianna and Mario-Mexico
Kim and Graziella-Switzerland
Dani and Bruno-Brazil
Florian and Charlotte-France
Maryna and Kamil-Poland
Lobke and Martin-Netherlands and Czech Republic
Van and sister-Viet Nam
Eui Jin-South Korea
Hosting in Vancouver:
Over 200 people hosted and taken on adventures etc... come say hi, I'm THAT guy.
Ireland-Urska, Stephen, Victoria, Natalie, many more at an evening out
Germany-Anna, Anya, Birget, David, Susanne, Max, Molly, Sandra, Katarina, Chistian, Mark, Jessie, Catarina any many more at events
Belgium-Josh, Jemma, Darian, Lien
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....There are WAAAAAAAAAAAY too many to name!
Sports in General
Cool looking buildings
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveled to 24 different Countries
Visited 22 states in USA
Tasting the beers of the world. (Over 1000 different beers tasted)
Teach, Learn, Share
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Japan, United Kingdom