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Geoff Chester

Liepaja, Liepaja, Latvia

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Overview

  • 87 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Latvian, Russian
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Entrepreneur/ Jack of all trades, ma...
  • BA French and Russian at Nottingham ...
  • From Plymouth, United Kingdom
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Working hard or hardly working

ABOUT ME

I am a liberal 26 year old. I love travelling (obviously!), and tend to go alone so I can meet more people. I'm more of a night owl than an early bird. I hate Monday mornings. I'm really into history, and can be a bit of a nerd sometimes. I've lived in plenty of cities and countries, and, at the moment, I live and work in Liepāja, Latvia and I am able to offer a couch now that I've settled down. I can show you the sights and sounds of Liepāja, an amazing, but often unvisited city.

PHILOSOPHY

'Live and let live'

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted many people in Rīga and in Liepāja (Latvia). I have been hosted in Budapest, Szombathely (Hungary) Maribor, Postojna (Slovenia), Opatija, (Croatia), Budva (Montenegro), Elbasan, Korce (Albania), Athens (Greece), Tallinn (Estonia), Liepāja, Tukums, Rīga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Wroclaw, Krakow (Poland), Leeds (United Kingdom)

Interests

Cinema, Languages, History, Politics, Russian literature, Europe

Music, Movies & Books

Favourite Music- Justice, Beach Boys, Avenue Q Favourite films- Pan's Labyrinth, Mars Attacks Favourite books- Master and Margarita, the Onion's "Our Dumb World"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen Lake Baikal whilst on the Trans-Siberian, then stopped off, and went swimming in it... it's cold...

I also performed as part of a theatre troupe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005. Love the city, and the electric atmosphere at that festival.

I walked on water... (well on frozen water,across the river running through Riga)

I have lived through the biggest economic crisis in world history!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach visitors here 'tram face', as well as some basic Latvian and Russian phrases necessary for daily life. I will share my Marmite with any of my guests.

I've recently got into Urban Exploration, since moving to Latvia so if anybody fancies exploring some abandoned factories/buildings while here, count me in :)(I personally recommend a trip to http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=824056)

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Latvia, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

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