Dave sperling-Smithman

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • University degree in math and kinesiology
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About Me

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So lately I've had a lot of requests from people who I feel are only on here for a free bed and don't care about the culture or true purpose of CS. Because of this, I'm (sadly) having to filter people a lot. If you want to stay, then you must fit the below criteria. Thank you

-Have some idea of what you want to do here. I am not going to plan your every minute while here.

-Be able to be independent. If I'm able to spend time with you and go places or do things or just chat I am more than happy to do so. I love to hear stories and adventures. What I don't like is babysitting. I've had too many people come, sit at home all day, and attempt to take every second of my time.

-Be friendly and understand that although I am inviting you to stay, it is still my home. Please do not impose. If you disagree with something I say regarding my home, that is fine and understandable, but don't expect me to change my rules because it is inconvenient for you. As I said, I'm offering to let you into my home and my life, if my rules/lifestyle do not work for you, please find an alternate host.

-I know the above was cut and dry, and I hate to have to put it, but I am tired of people abusing the community for personal gains. That said, I am a very open and friendly guy and am more than willing to help those I can, assuming you can follow the above. I wouldn't have 100 or so references otherwise. Hope to see some of you soon!


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


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.


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


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!



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


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!



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


Kelly and Femke-Netherlands
Alizee and Vivi-Montreal
Julia and friends-Germany and USA
Lauren and Xander-Las Vegas
Hourya Valerie-Quebec/France
Nadja and Markus-Germany


Ireland-Urska, Stephen, Victoria, Natalie, many more at an evening out
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 (Where I live now)-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
Traveling (duh!)
Meeting people
Cool looking buildings

Music, Movies, and 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 to 18 different Countries
Visited 20 states in USA
Sky Diving
Ice Climbing
Ice Caving
Tasting the beers of the world. (Over 600 different beers tasted)

Teach, Learn, Share


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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