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  • Fluent in English, Thai, Turkish; learning German, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • English Teacher
  • Life
  • From Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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About Me


It's my current mission to attract and host couchsurfers with a sense of community. I have had the pleasure of meeting members who helped me to make my dreams come true. Really. I'm now interested in co-creating with other surfers on common interest projects. Please be sure to mention or ask about this in your request to me. It's essential that you do. Let's co-create together!

Check out my new blog where I write about various relevant topics to my life here in Thailand. And mention anything I've written about in your request. That will allow me to easily accept your request.


I am now living in Hatyai, Thailand as an English teacher and music producer. I am eager and excited to explore this new country by couchsurfing.

I'm 29 years old and my dreams still keep me going. Music, Traveling, Meeting People, Friends and Family, Beaches, Art, Films, and Books are what keep me alive :D

I love having discussions with fellow travellers. I especially enjoy listening to the positive and uplifting stories of the travellers that pass by.


I believe in Music, the power of smiling, and always keeping an open mind. Everything happens for a reason. For example, when I wrote this about smiling years ago I had no idea I would be coming to the Land of Smiles itself. Developing myself in the areas of my life is a dedication of mine. The couchsurfing project is one of those areas. smile :)

I have been reading the literature of making dreams come true. I am on my own journey to make my ultimate dreams become a reality. Producing music has been a great part of that push.

Here is a link to some music I have produced recently.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surfed on the North American West Coast and Europe. Now I am enriching my life experience with surfers in Asia.


I love the genuine people I meet through Couchsurfing. In my experience I've had nothing but authentic experiences with people. Surfing is more than just a place to stay. A hotel room can provide that. But CS offers much more than just a hotel room. There's an exchange, an impression. You see the reflection of where you are travelling on the face of your hosts. You see their way of life. You hear their stories. You are amazed by similarities. Couchsurfing has even allowed some dreams to come true! A hotel room just doesn't compare.


dancing, making music, learning languages, sharing stories, listening to all kinds of music, making films, dance activism, seeing sights, traveling, writing, reading, djing, dreaming...

  • arts
  • writing
  • dancing
  • music
  • languages
  • travelling

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Full Metal Jacket, Pi, A Clockwork Orange, Eskiya, Gemide, City of God, just to name a few ( i've loved movies since i was a kid and have so many that i've liked over the years)

Music: progressive house, techno, grunge, old school hip hop, new york hip hop, jazz, blues, lounge and chill out, raggea, dancehall, world music samba and anything my heart and ear can agree on. I love to DJ. I have hosted radio programs in the past.

Books: Paulo Coelho's books have always inspired me to greater heights. The Alchemist and The Witch of Portobello specifically. I studied Literature and therefore am slowly reading many World Literature starting with German. I enjoy reading Theology. Joseph Campbell is fantastic! Right now I am finding the literature of dreams coming true.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending a week in Mugla and a year in Germany.
Made friends with tons of people from all around the World and performed a dance performance while on exchange in Germany. Life is somehow different after you've danced on stage.

Upon visiting Penang, Malaysia by couchsurfing one time, I met another member and we worked on a dance activism project together. Here is the result:

Always open to further collaborations!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning and teaching languages. I love talking about Life and Philosophy. Open my mind on an area of your life -- it could be what you studied in university, what you like to do best or most often, your spiritual topics, your own outlook on sexuality and creativity and anything in between. I intend to teach, learn, and share positive vibrations.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my stories and experiences. I would love to share my knowledge of languages.

I offer Dream Raven Tarot card readings. What's your ultimate dream?

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cuba, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Thailand, Turkey

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