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Live life, make new friends and make sure the world keeps on spinning.
Hello, Dia Dhuit, Bonjour, Hola, Merhaba, Dobro Dan!
After trampling across three continents for the past four years, I've settled for the time being the fantastically magical Edinburgh - guys actually wear kilts here...like, normally. Madness.
It's an absolute pleasure of mine to be able to share stories, laughs, food and drinks with fellow travellers from all around the world.
I originally hail from the capital of Ireland, Dublin and since moving away in 2010 I have travelled and worked my way through Canada, Australia, Europe and the UK.
At the moment I am living in beautiful Scotland, my most recent adventures have been Euro 2016 in France, a month in the Philippines and a month in Spain & Morocco. Before that I spent 3 months in Turkey, Georgia and Eastern Europe. Of course plenty of side trips through beautiful Scotland!
Life goes by so fast, that if you don't stop and look around now and again, you might just miss it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Met two crazy couchsurfers in Serbia a long time ago. From then on I enjoyed meeting / hosting some couchsurfers in Dublin. Since then it's been a blast surfing through Europe and hosting lovely folk from around the world.
Listening to crazy and bizarre stories, tasting the good (and bad) local food & drinks, getting lost down little city alleyways and large green forests, people watching over a coffee, exploring abandoned buildings, scouting a local football game in a foreign land, discussing strange science fiction/futuristic ideas, random spontaneous adventures, and so so much more!
So far on my adventures I have snowboarded and stalked Grizzly bears in Canada, smoked fine cigars in Havana, caught a solar eclipse, crashed our jeep in the Australian Outback, explored the haunted castles of Ireland, snorkelled with whale sharks in Philippines, hot air ballooned my way across scenic Cappodocia in Turkey, saw Dracula in Transylvania, chased Nelly around Loch Ness in Scotland, received a lifetimes radiation dosage in Chernobyl anddd watched Ireland beat Italy in Euro 2016 (woo)
Music, Movies, and Books
TV: The Simpsons, Father Ted, IT Crowd, The Simpsons, Breaking Bad, Peep Show, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, The Americans, Life on Mars, The Simpsons, Frasier, Fargo.... Did I mention the Simpsons????
Movies: Really a mix of everything - #1 is Terminator 2, In Bruges, City of God, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Das Leben der Anderen, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Heat, The Raid, La Haine, Old School, Fargo, Groundhog Day, True Lies, Lock Stock, Snatch, Into the West, The Castle, far too many to go through!
Music: Off the top of my head - The Prodigy, Blur, Spoon, Moby, Royskopp, Arctic Monkeys, Thin Lizzy, 2 Many DJs, The Chemical Brothers, M83, The War on Drugs, The Pogues, Planxty, Black Keys, The XX, Rory Gallagher, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, The Streets, AC/DC, Feeder, Hozier, Disclosure, Lupe Fiasco, Flogging Molly, Bob Marley, The Dubliners, Vampire Weekend, Dropkick Murphys, Bloc Party, Guns N Roses, Basement Jaxx, New Order, Roisin Murphy, Smashing Pumpkins, and the list goes on and on and on
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Living in the Canadian Rockies was an amazing experience, waking up to breathtaking scenery every morning was something else!
EDIT! - Recently explored the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl, which was frickin awesome and terrifying at the same time!
Teach, Learn, Share
"A stranger is a friend you've never met" - Albert Einstein, or wait, was it Neil Armstrong? Ummmm.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Hopefully I can find the time to cook you a little treat, either savoury or sweet - seemingly my cooking has come on leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. I have plenty of bizarre stories, I tend to attach odd people to say the least.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom