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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student, traveller, reader, writer, thinker.
  • Upto Sixth Form, currently applying for University.
  • From Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Thinking less, feeling more.

ABOUT ME

I'm a student who loves to travel and wants to see the whole world in one form or another. I'm a little shy at first but I warm up to people pretty quickly. I love meeting new, interesting people, and learning what makes them tick.

I use too many exclamation marks(!) I'm a very excitable person.

For those who care: I don't smoke

PS: I am currently not verified. This pains me as I want to donate and become a full member of the community. Unfortunately CS does not take debit cards and thus i'm unable to verify myself! This is something i hope to resolve in the future.

PHILOSOPHY

It goes along the lines of: 'Life is a journey, enjoy the ride', but to be honest, I think i'm still working out my philosophy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm a complete beginner to CS, but love the idea of it. I'm excited by the potential to learn from so many different perspectives on life.

I am eager to travel and be a great guest to anyone who will have me! I am unfortunately unable to host currently as I'm still working and living with parents. I would love to host in the future when I become settled.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None so far!

Interests

People. I am interested in nearly everything, but especially literature and writing; I would love to become a writer after university. I also like sport, music and film. I genuinely take an interest in pretty much everything.

Oh and of course: travel, culture, people.

  • culture
  • writing
  • literature
  • cooking
  • working out
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a big fan of classic literature, but I enjoy most things in general. My favourite books are 1984, Don Quixote, A Clockwork Orange and To Kill a Mockingbird.

My favourite band is Radiohead, but I could talk about music for hours. I'm open to anything and I'm really interested in recommendations from hosts.

If you like any of these: Hot Chip, Joy Division, New Order, Dj Shadow, The Avalanches, Kraftwerk, Passion Pit, Pink Floyd, The Police, Incubus, The Beatles, Vampire Weekend, Wild Beasts, Roxy Music, The Prodigy, Jimi Hendrix, Florence and the Machine, Death from Above 1979, Battles, The Drums, Pendulum, Black Joe Lewis, Robbie Williams, Barry White and anything that influenced or was influenced by them then i'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about.

I like art films, but am big on anything that is truly good or original. My favourite films include Gladiator, The Godfather and The Great Dictator.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The sky opening up at the top of Imbabura in Ecuador. The clouds opened and it was like Heaven above us.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook a decent curry! And I enjoy mixing it up in the kitchen, learning and teaching whatever. I'm really excited to learn about cooking in different countries, I am so used to british dishes here.

I am a writer, and it's about all i'm really good at. I would love to discuss with others anything about literature, reading, writing, theory, whatever.

Countries I’ve Visited

Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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