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  • 179 references 163 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning English
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm a property consultant and Medic
  • Socratic method with a working mans PHD
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About Me


To travel the world, meeting, hosting & hugging as many people as possible
If you need somewhere to stay urgently in Sydney call me on 0413664583 😀


I am a peripheral visionary and very optimistic about life. I am on a never ending quest for knowledge, friendship, hugs and where to have lunch next. I love food especially cheese and prefer a vegetarian diet.
I love meeting new people and consider everyone a friend until proven otherwise.
I look forward to catching up with you for a coffee or a drink or even a few days on my couch, so drop me a line and say hello, just as long as you don't remain a stranger.


Mission Statement:
To remember where I have been and where I will go through maintaining positive relationships with family and friends and colleagues. To choose the ethical way by making a personal commitment to honesty and integrity. To find peacefulness within myself by looking inward while using my heart to guide my dreams and desires, and my mind to pursue knowledge, creating balance among all of my obligations. To content myself in my surroundings so I will always know where security lies within my life. To build a reputation of being dedicated to every goal I choose to pursue while having successes in both my personal and professional life. To enjoy every moment along this journey finding laughter, love and happiness with each day that passes
My acts of kindness are not random or without thought, they are not fleeting nor are they indiscriminate, I am kind, courteous and helpful to everyone because I choose to be that way. It is my chosen way of life, my spiritual path, my religion and my philosophy. It may not be the meaning to life, but it is the meaning to my life and it gives my life meaning. If you smile at me I will smile back, but more importantly I will share a smile with you anyway, if you need help I will gladly lend you a hand, if you are hurt I will render aid, if I see you crying I will comfort you and see if I can do anything to ease your pain.
If I see you broken down beside the road I will stop to lend a hand, if you need a place to stay I will offer you my couch, if you need a lift I will take you there and if you are hungry I will share a meal with you.
I do this because I want to, because it makes me feel good and because it is the only truth I know.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love to host (infact I have hosted over 600 surfers) So if you would like info about the best places to see or if you are in need of a place to stay, then please contact me via this site or call me on 0413664583 and I will be glad to help you out.

(A note from Phil's wife: We are booked out, however we are looking for a full time, live-in Au Pair or nanny, who can commit to a minimum 6-month stay. We have a couch for you to stay for a few nights and if we are a right fit, then we can arrange a private bedroom for you. My ideal person is someone fluent in English, someone who can babysit, clean, and drive to do errands. If you can commit to a 1 year stay, cook, and have experience with babies and toddlers, that would be a bonus. Send us a message before making a booking and we'll see if we can accommodate you.)


Couchsurfing has added a lot of value to my life, I have and still enjoy meeting new friends and sharing the local sights with them, I most enjoy going on short camping trips to the local islands and beaches.
I enjoy hosting and showing visitors around Launceston and the surrounding area.
YAY I am happy to announce that I have hosted over 480 Couchsurfers from November 2009 through to December 2014, from 1 night to three months, with the average stay being four days and I liked everyone I met and am looking forward to meeting the next 400, so come on over and say hello.


I love dining out with friends, scuba diving, camping, 4WD driving, bush walking, eating cheese, chatting. I also enjoy just hanging out watching TV and Movies and I read a lot, but my main interest is hearing your story.

  • dining
  • cheese
  • traveling
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • spirituality
  • storytelling
  • tiny houses
  • sharing stories
  • vegetarian cooking
  • sustainable living
  • free hugs
  • 4x4

Music, Movies, and Books

bands: Metallica, U2, Eminem, Handle, Mozart, Mondo Rock, Houghton Weavers, The Geminus Loco, NIN, ACDC

films: Shawshank Redemption, Tombstone, Kill Bill, Independence Day, Erik The Viking, LOTR, Star Wars (the original), Pulp Fiction, Citizen Kane, Lord Of War, Machine Gun Preacher, Battleship

books: Catcher in the Rye, Cat in the Hat, Asterix, HGTTG, Koontz, Mathew Riley, Harry Potter, Celestine Prophecies, Where The Wild Things Are, Henry Fifth

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being shot at while on a security patrol was a pretty intense experience.
visited 15 states (6.66%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

Teach, Learn, Share

I find the meaning to life is in the small details and those small details are often discovered during the retelling of our journeys, our journeys are journeys of discovery and it is these discovery's that shape our lives but more importantly it's when we share our discoveries and stories with the people we meet that we begin to shape and influence the lives of others and ultimately we begin to shape, influence and change our global culture. So I firmly believe that it's through the simple acts of greeting a stranger with a smile or sharing a meal a drink or couch and sharing our stories and parting with a kiss, hug or handshake that we can create and foster a positive culture for world peace.
So my friend lets greet with a handshake and part with a hug, lets share our stories, not via a blog, or diary but over a meal face to face and when we part tomorrow the world will be better place.

Countries I’ve Visited

Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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