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Anton Thomas

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Musician/Chef
  • No education listed
  • From Nelson, New Zealand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel the world with an open mind

ABOUT ME

I am an outgoing and incredibly friendly New Zealander, 23, currently living on the shores of the Indian Ocean at Perth, Australia. Before here I'd been traveling in the USA and Canada for 2 years. Not sure how settled I may end up here (like anywhere), but it's a great base for now! I am a passionate and experienced blues/soul guitarist/singer, as well as a cook- I find myself frequently in love with so many aspects of our world and right now at this early point in my life I find traveling provides me with the greatest lessons. It's all about the people.

PHILOSOPHY

Never worry too much about anything, but never stop caring about what's around you either

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been surfing ever since an incredible life-long friendship was forged in New Orleans, the first time I used the site. Since then I've surfed as much as possible, as well as hosting a bit with my roommate while I was in Montréal. Whenever I'm settled again I will be hosting!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've crashed on many a couch, and it is hands down the best way I've yet found to explore a place. By meeting and staying with locals, you get to see the real qualities of a location- not just what's sold to you as a tourist. A bit of a nerdy thing (geography is one of my biggest interests), here are the States I have visited so far;

visited 26 states (52%)Create your own visited map of The United States or another interesting project

Interests

Music (listening, playing, communicating with. I am a seasoned guitarist and singer/songwriter, along with experience in harmonica, drums, piano, and teaching. food and cooking (I work professionally as a chef, but love cooking at home even more, working with local fresh ingredients and getting creative). Geography, art, film, history, politics, outdoors, hiking, travel, PEOPLE.

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC - soul, blues, folk, funk, reggae, hip hop, jazz. Van Morrison, Al Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Marvin Gaye, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Mos Def, Joe Cocker, Ben Harper, Nas, Dire Straits, Flying Lotus, Black Hippy... Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Bill Withers, and more more more more

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Right now what's been sticking in my mind was a recent experience and it's kind of two things but the idea has to be portrayed with both. Within a two day period I dined at and explored a multi-multi-millionaires compound, complete with enormous unused guesthouses, private lakes, safe rooms and Shelby mustangs (Mississippi), before spending all the day driving the Texas-Mexico border, dipping into Mexico briefly, and seeing the struggles of a developing country (seeing plenty of these struggles on the US side too). There's plenty of other things I could choose but I can't shake that stark contrast from my mind

Countries I've Visited

Australia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

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