A travelling Canadian who is maybe getting a little old for the backpacking scene. I am also an active member of (a synonym for sofa)surfing but I also like the idea of Airbnb (also maybe due to aging :).
I am quite independent. I'm sometimes an introvert, sometimes an extrovert. I like having a quiet night in by myself or having a big night out with friends.
I like to travel and experience different cultures and environments, although I don't always like the collateral damage that it causes as well. I am trying to figure out the balance.
Some favourite things (although I have a hard time naming a true favourite thing)...
Favourite movies: Closer, The Big Kahuna, Dogville.
Favourite books: Tuck Everlasting, Long Walk to Freedom, Cloud Atlas.
Favourite food: I pretty much eat *almost* any food that you set in front of me and probably will like it.
Favourite shows: I don't have a TV. I am not against it, but I watch too much when I have one so I hope to never have one again.
Favourite travel destinations: New Zealand; Lisbon, Portugal; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; Tasmania; Amritsar, India.
I can only refer to my experience of hosting and being a guest on (a synonym for sofa)surfing, having done both many times. As a guest, I am flexible whether my host would like to socialize or not and always respect their space. As a host, I also try to be flexible with what my guests plan to do. I think those things are probably the key to being a good host or guest: flexibility and respect.
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