John Hainsworth

Castelldefels, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Japanese, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Engineer (medical technology and renewable energy, soon)
  • University
  • From Yorkshire, England
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


To learn as much as I can before its all too late.


I'm English, 31, just got back from a year of backpacking around Asia and the Middle East, and about to set off again on a new adventure - living in Barcelona :) I was born in Yorkshire, grew up in Cyprus and then lived in Cambridge UK till I quit everything and set off on my travels. The scariest and best thing I ever did!


You only get out of an experience what you are willing to put into it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I've couchsurfed in Japan, Armenia and Iran... all of which have been highlights of my travels. My only regret is that I didn't couchsurf more... I will definitely be putting that right on my next trip! When I finally find somewhere to live for more than a few weeks, I'm looking forward to hosting couchsurfers whenever I can.


Couchsurfed in Tokyo, Armenia, and Iran. All awesome experiences.


Almost everything, especially travelling, languages, eating, meeting new people. I love all sports, with my favourites being windsurfing and snowboarding.

Music, Movies, and Books

Guitar music - especially acoustic (Dave Matthews Live at Luther College - possibly my favourite album)
Classic rock - The Doors, Led Zep, Bowie
Classical and opera - for the occasional culture fix.
Movies - Studio Ghibli films are brilliant. Old black and white WW2 movies. Movies about real people and real events - e.g. Man on Wire, Gandhi, .
Books - The Famous Five (when I was a kid), Atlas Shrugged, Northern Lights, My Experiments with the Truth...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Saved my cat's life after everybody else gave up on her!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd be happy to explain the rules of cricket to anyone who's got time to listen.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cyprus, Spain, United Kingdom

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