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Overview

  • 398 References 242 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Primary School Teacher
  • University Of Tasmania, Bachelor of Education
  • From Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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About Me

To enjoy this world by learning from It, embrace every moment while I can, take risks and to keep following my dreams.

'Strangers are my best friends'

Im a simple person who appreciates the small things in life.

"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world"..

"To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all(Oscar Wilde)

"If you know how quickly people forget the dead... you will stop living to impress people.

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.” Dalai Lama

I live to travel. I love immersing myself in different cultures, countries and learning from the people throughout the world. I enjoy mixing with local people rather then seeing touristy things, travel to me is interacting with the people and learning from them, rather then seeing buildings, museums and taking photos. I am currently backpacking and hitchhiking around the world.

I also love to keep fit and active and enjoy all kinds of sport and experiencing new and exciting things.

I believe that if you want to do something you should do it now, life's too short.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe there is no right or wrong way to live your life. If we all lived life the same way it would be a very boring place indeed. I respect other peoples views on life and the way they live their's. I believe that you only live once, life too short to hold things off if you want to do something do it now.

People laugh at me because im different.. I laugh at them because they are all the same!

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been hosted on numerous occasions throughout my travels and these experiences have been truly unique and inspiring. I enjoy meeting local people and doing what they do. Im looking for more local experiences rather than the standard ones you find in guide books. I travel to understand the culture and the people in which live there rather than visiting tourist attractions. I want to feel like I understand the cities and the countries that im visiting. Couchsurfing continues to provide me with these experiences and so much more.

Interests

Education- I am a school teacher and have taught around the world!- I currently live in Taiwan(China).
Travelling- Like everyone here I have a deep passion for Travelling and Adventure I have travelled to over 170 countries.
Sport- Love Rugby, Cricket and playing most sports! Love keeping active
Reading- Enjoy a good travel book or blog!

Music, Movies, and Books

I enjoy all music I think there is a time and place in which i can listen to all types. I do however listen mostly to Pop and I love 80's Rock.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have taught English in eight different Countries.
I have seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, hiked to witness mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Swam in Antarctica and with great white sharks in South Africa! I've had many amazing experiences throughout this amazing world in which we live in.
Hitchhiked over 40000km which included 18000km through 21 countries in West and Central Africa!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to improve and enhance your travelling expereinces, how to keep to a budget and how to get the most out of your travelling experiences.
I can help with the English language
I would like to learn anything new, exciting and something that i havnt tried before.
I want to share great stories, expereinces and memories.
Make new friends. Enjoy!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Ive been lucky enough to have travelled to every continent. I can share about these amazing expereinces and adventures. Im very easy going and relaxed and can talk about a range of topics. Im been travelling for many years and can help you do the same or help with anything you made need.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vanuatu

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