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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Georgian, Italian, Spanish
  • 75, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Retired from "work".
  • University
  • From Gill: Derby UK, Bob: Smethwick, UK
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About Me


Be useful and enjoy ourselves


We met at a co-ed boarding school in the south of England when we were 13 years old. Excepting some minor excursions, we have been together ever since - about 58 years.

In 2007-2008 we were in the US Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and returned there after the Russian - Georgian conflict to finish our projects as private volunteers. We are considering further volunteer service.

We love music, adventure and meeting people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We have couch-surfed in Greece and France. We stayed with a wonderful family in Greece on our way to Georgia and stayed with the same family on our way back from Georgia; it was a great start to our couch-surfing experience. Subsequently, we stayed at two couches in France and, again, the experiences were delightful.

We have now returned to New York where we have hosted a surfer from France. We have not yet settled in properly - we still have many boxes to unpack and so the bedroom we had intended for surfers is full of boxes.


US Peace Corps, classical music, drama, travel, nature.

  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • classical music
  • camping
  • surfing
  • volunteering

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

We have done a fair amount of traveling. Besides a Peace Corps stint in the Republic of Georgia, we have have spent a lot of time in South America (including the Galapagos, Peru, Argentina and Mexico), and visited Zambia, Iceland, South Africa and China - to name but a few. We have crossed the US in a VW camper and have driven by car from the UK to the Republic of Georgia and back.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Georgia, United Kingdom, United States

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