Katie Dowling

Boondall, Queensland, Australia

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  • I am a public servant but starting my own business as an...
  • Post-graduate.
  • From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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About Me


Recover from four months of travel and open my arms to other travellers since it has expanded my world so much.


I love to travel but now it is my turn to be the one with the arms wide open, ready to embrace fellow travellers and help them enjoy their time in the fine city of Brisbane. I am easy-going and, usually, will be the one playing drunken air guitar on the table at a crowded party. But I can listen and be a shoulder to cry on as well.


We have all been through stuff and it is good to take a minute to imagine walking in another´s shoes before condemning them. I´m not into bitching about people or the world and try to find the good in everyone - except corporations that are raping the world, of course!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Social events and hosting.


Scrabble, progressive politics, books, art, music, theatre, merkins, elephants, food, wine and world-saving.

Music, Movies, and Books

Nick Cave, Marcy Playground, Machine Gun Fellatio, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Ladyhawke, Merril Bainbridge, some punk music, a few grunge bands, the Distillers, the Runaways.
Books - a wide range. Currently reading City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre. Movies - 28 Grams, Take this Waltz, The Doom Generation, Hostel, Happiness, Romper Stomper, Clerks, Clerks II.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen a bunch of refugee support projects in Thailand and felt awed by how much the displaced Burmese were maintaining their hope and dignity in the face of major trauma.
Can I sneak in another? I've been to the Amazon and gotten up close and personal with rehabilitated howler monkeys - so cool!

Teach, Learn, Share

Would like to learn yoga, French or Spanish. Can teach meditation, juggling, English, and theatresports.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Myanmar, Peru, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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