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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Journalist
  • University of Exeter (Politics), Montana State University...
  • From Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

I love sports and being outdoors. I've done two winter ski seasons in France and Montana (USA) and am embarking on a third in Japan! I am obsessed by skiing, particularly freeride and backcountry touring/skinning.

I also enjoy cycling (road and mountain), sailing, long distance running (I've done the London Marathon), hiking, I'm open to all adventure sports.

I studied politics and international relations at university and love discussing current affairs as well as more abstract issues around international relations, war & peace, terrorism, immigration, media etc.

I have worked extensively as a chef and love cooking and trying new types of food. I think eating the local food is a great way of experiencing a new culture and understanding tradition.

I have most recently been studying journalism at Goldsmiths university in London but am putting my career on hold for six months to enjoy one last winter season!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Looking to meet new people and have some great experiences in far-flung places.

Interests

Skiing, cycling, mountain biking, running, sailing

Politics, current affairs

Cooking, eating, wine

  • culture
  • folklore
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • marathon
  • running
  • politics
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sports
  • communications
  • international relations
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Broad range of musical interests, I like most things

Books: 1984, Picture of Dorian Gray, Grapes of Wrath, Unbearable lightness of Being, On the Road, Wuthering Heights, anything by Ian McEwan

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I ran the London Marathon in 3 hours and 5 minutes in 2013, raising £2185 for a neonatal charity called Bliss

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love cooking for people and am always happy to show my gratitude by preparing something delicious.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United Kingdom, United States

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