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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • International Business Development Manager
  • Staffordshire University Honours Degree 2.1 Design Techno...
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About Me


Pay it Forward


Now is the time to take the opportunity while it has arisen to travel again, hopefully find somewhere, somebody to settle with somewhere else in the world. The world is my oyster. And it's an aphrodisiac! ;)


The meaning of life is exactly what we got. We got a wonderful gift and it's about learning how to use that gift to the fullest. Quality, zen, soul and creativity are all important aspects. Only about 5% of the way there to developing this energy to its full potential. Got a lot to learn inside and out. Time to get on it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have some useful interesting travel tips. Willing to try new things, and see as much of the world as possible. I like to show people around my island here, and always looking to meet new fresh souls. Somewhere to put the head for the night would be useful, and anyone who wants to join in on any stage of my travels is more than welcome!


Contemporary music, snowboarding, mountain biking (mountains and off road ;), surfing, climbing, hiking, exploring, projects, reading, scenery, experimentation, back-country and wilderness exploration and travel.

  • festivals
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • soccer
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Underground electronic music, analog house and techno, dub, reggae, house music, techno & deep tech, hip hop, neil young, aldous huxley, robert pirsig, stephen king, arthur koestler. See you there!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

> Quit job, went to Brazil start October 07, trek through Brazil, Central America, Mexico, U.S to Canada, snowboard for season and return home March 08.
> Glacier snowboarding, Hintertux, Austria. Off piste.
> Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, sunset.
> Brazil 6 month voyage in 2003 from Sao Paulo to Fortaleza via Salvador, Natal, Recife, Olinda, Joao Pessoa and more ;)
> 30 Day Snowboard Roadtrip B.C Canada 15 resorts 9000km.
> Asa Delta (Hang-gliding) 1000m Mountain, G.V MG, Brazil.
> 10 Day Turbo Road/train/bus-trip from Faro, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain via Seville, Nerja, Madrid and Valencia.
> 9 Day Roadtrip Croatia to Serbia, EXIT Festival, detour to Slovenia. Wow.
>Left Job July 2012, moved to the nicest part of Europe, Portugal, Algarve. Been here ever since!
>Left my Life in Portugal :( and moved to the Cote D'Azur, France - close to the Alps, Snowboarding and MTB (Enduro/XC/VTT/BTT/DH) Opportunities :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Command and conquer.
An example of this is Brasil. I feel personally that it is important to go somewhere and to absorb and reflect as much as possible and fit in to a place and with the people. Become one. In 6 months in Brasil, I learnt fluent portuguese and lived with a family, worked with the people in a company researching Next generation networks research and development. No messing about. In many aspects I was able to learn about Brasil. Thoroughly. I feel this is important to do and not just to travel disposably. I now know Brasil, the people, the language, and will use this to develop myself to be a greater person using the positive ways of life that I have picked up from different experiences along the way. There's a lot more than football in Brasil! ;)

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal

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