I am backpacking through Greece this summer and would love a chance to meet with people while on the road.
Right now my plan is a few days in Athens (don't worry, I'll be circling back). Then going down to Crete to explore the island for maybe a week. After that I'm going to island hop up the Aegean to go to Thessaloniki. After spending a few days there I'll head back to Athens to finish up my trip. All together the trip should take about a month total. I can't wait!!
Any travel tips or recommendations would be very welcome. And as a thank you, the drinks are on me.
After spending 3 years in the Netherlands I have moved on and am currently living in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia and teaching English at King Faisal University. Unfortunately its really difficult to meet people here. Fortunately my job allows for lots of traveling around the area which I plan to do for as long as I remain here. So if you see my location jumping around, don't worry, I'm not moving I'm just indulging in my favorite activity, traveling!!
I love backpacking, couchsurfing, meeting people from every corner of the world, and talking about whatever I want while enjoying a glass of beer/wine/tea.
I also love discussing history, politics, science, sports, etc. A good conversation/debate is better then a movie any day of the week.
Before I came here I was living in the Netherlands for three years and completed my Master's Degree in International Relations in Leiden, the Netherlands.
While I was in Europe I was fortunate enough to travel to 13 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Ireland). I absolutely love to travel and I can't get enough of it. My bucket list is pages long and keeps getting longer.
Before I came to Europe I lived in Asia for 6 years, teaching English, and traveling to as many countries as I could (10 total - China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia).
Check out my pictures (or better yet, ask me) If you want to know more about me or my adventures across the world.
Massage Therapy, I'm licensed in 2 countries.
Also cooking, I'm a hell of a cook.
Books: Anything historical (especially military and political history), 1984, Harry Potter, My Life, The Da Vinci Code, LOTR, Ender's Game etc etc etc (I love to read).
Movies: The Godfather, The Matrix, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Its a Wonderful Life, Pacific Rim, Predator, 300, etc.
Music: Little bit of everything really, though Classic Rock, Jazz, and Classical are probably highest on my list.
Food: Chinese, Thai, Polish, American, Indian. I'm a simple man, if it tastes good, I'll eat it.
a Lonely Planet guide for wherever the hell I am
My backpack (its always too heavy, but I feel naked without it)
My hard drive (loaded with Doctor Who and The West Wing episodes)
A notebook (I love to write)
A decent internet connection
So the real question is, Should You Message Me Back?
The answer is yes, because you're clearly interested or you wouldn't have read this far. So bite the damn bullet, send me a real message, and maybe we'll hit it off. But it isn't going to happen unless you take that step.