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  • 216 References 160 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Swedish; learning Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Structural engineer
  • BE (Hons)
  • From Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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About Me

I'm Patrick!

Since August I live in Nijmegen with my girlfriend. She's doing a master's degree and I'm learning the language and looking for work.

Before moving, I lived in my hometown of Hobart for most of my life. I've also lived in Dresden, Lund, and Hong Kong.

I've been on CouchSurfing since January 2009. It's been an important part of my life ever since then, especially while I was living overseas. I made a website to keep track of all my CouchSurfing experiences. Check it out! http://neasey.github.io

I work remotely for a consulting engineering firm and have numerous other hobbies - see below!

I eat vegan, if you're a potential host reading this then I hope it's OK with you. I'd be glad to cook something for both of us.

I don't really believe in 'culture' based on someone's home country. Sure I'm aware there are different things in different countries, but I don't like it when people excuse all their actions simply by saying 'it's our culture'. I'm an individual and I have more in common with some people on the other side of the world than with some other Australians. If something I do is common in Australia, it's because I have thought rationally about whether it's a beneficial thing to do for myself and/or the world, not just 'because that's what Australians do'. I would encourage everybody to examine and question their actions in this way.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like genuine and personal conversations and experiences.
I like getting to know surfers, hosts, and people I meet at events, especially those with whom I really click.
I don't enjoy disingenuous people, and I am pretty quick to recognise them.

Interests

Music (writing, playing, listening, DJing), movies, football, ultimate, cycling, hitchhiking, geography, internet, language, friends, humour, ethics, the environment, psychology.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music

Rock, indie, alternative, folk, electro pop, jazz, house, electro house, progressive house, dubstep, electro swing, deep house, electronica.

Movies

Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Millennium series, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Inception, Once, Goodbye Lenin!, Gigantic, Das Leben der Anderen, Garden State, Fucking Åmål, Herr Lehmann, Deathproof, The Virgin Suicides, Kill Bill, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Cashback, It's a Wonderful Life, Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei, Intouchables, Paycheck, Hot Fuzz.

Books

The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking to the peak of Mount Scenery, the highest point in the Netherlands, on the Caribbean island of Saba.
Reaching Knivskjellodden, the northernmost point of Europe.
Being in Europe for 400 days.
Seeing many of the the biggest bands in the world at Rock Werchter, one epic four-day festival in Belgium.
Setting a world record among 6,346 guitar players in Wrocław.

Countries I’ve Visited

Anguilla, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, China, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saint Martin (French part), Serbia, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Sweden

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