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Haian Dukhan

St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Overview

  • 141 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Arabic, English; learning French
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Research Fellow
  • PhD International Relations (ongoing)
  • From Palmyra
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Do my bucket list before I get to my 40!

ABOUT ME

I love to talk! Give me good friends and good food and let the conversation flow! I am popular, funny and know how to instantly put someone at ease. I make friends easily and love to treat my friends well. At any social occasion, I am the person everyone knows. I am adventurous,wild,spontaneous,intellectual, sensitive, romantic, serious,responsible and simple.

PHILOSOPHY

Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am someone who is interested in cultures and getting to know people from other countries to create a kind of cultural dialogue between nations. Because I was living in an old historical city called Palmyra (in Syria) which attracted thousands of tourists every year I used to help couchsurfers visiting Palmyra in different ways. I live in Scotland at the moment working on my PhD degree. It would be nice to meet any couch surfers who are are visiting St Andrews. We can go out together during the night hours to have a drink in a bar or coffee during the day if I am free and talk about common interesting issues.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I became a member of this website in 2008 and met many couchsurfers in Palmyra, Damascus and Aleppo. I started orgainsing CS meetings in my town of which was Palmyra CS camping trip. My experience expanded after spending a year in England to do my master degree and travelling in Europe during that time. I participated in many meetings and surfed in many countries!

Interests

Literature, Music, Photography and reading. I am trying to learn how to play the guitar.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Classical,Middle Eastern, Celine Dion, George Michael, Ella Metallica, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Whitney Houston, Backstreet Boys.
Movies: Lord Of The Rings, Brave heart, Troy, 4 Weddings And A Funeral, Finding Nemo, message in a bottle, the Lake house.
Books: Tom Sawyer, The Bitch In The House,The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Sleeping Father, Holy Cow, Diary of Anne Frank, Animal farm,Othello

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Despite the fact that I am a wheelchair bound, I travelled to many countries on my own including difficult places in terms of "accessibility".

Teach, Learn, Share

I am learning how to play the guitar. I would like to meet people who can teach me more. I would like to learn more cooking recipes from different parts of the world. I can teach Arabic and English for those who just started learning both languages.

What I Can Share With Hosts

An air mattress, sheet, a duvet, a pillow and towel.

Countries I've Visited

Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom

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