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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm a part of Couchsurfing because sleeping is essentially free, and we have the space to let people crash. We love meeting new people, making new friends, and learning about other cultures and languages in small and insignificant ways, like how much coffee some people can drink. Staying in Melbourne is damn expensive, so we are happy to ease the load for the friendliest of road-wary travelers.
The Couchsurfing community is extremely diverse, but a lot of "true" couchsurfers understand the sense of interconnections and friendliness that comes with vagabond travelling. Most people we've had stay with us end up giving us really amazing, funny memories, and we've made a lot of good friends too. You can be old friends with a Couchsurfer in one day.
I'm interested in anything that interests you.
Some of my goals:
- Build things out of salvaged materials, but especially, one day, a HOUSE.
- Busk the streets of Melbourne with my trusty, travel-wary viola, or my enormous cello.
- Live in Slovenia with Daniel
- Live in Thailand teaching English or Chinese and raising a child
- Teach Chinese in rural Victoria
- Explore the forests, beaches, watering holes and bakeries of Victoria.
- Work in a mad sourdough bakery making bread all day
- Get through uni as a mature-age student
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
There are a lot of movies and books that have inspired me and changed who I am.
Eating Animals, Jonathon Safran | Deep Nutrition, Catherine Shanahan | Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon
The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice | Hungry Ghosts, Anne Berry | The Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini | Honour, Elif Shafak | The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
Steven Wilson | Opeth | Hanggai | Silverchair | Queens of the Stone Age | Audioslave | Porcupine Tree | Apocalyptica | The Cure | Caravan Palace | Danny Elfman | die Ätze | Einstürzende Neubauten | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Attack on Titan | Darker Than Black
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
You do amazing things every day. Waking up in the morning, for instance, and laying eyes on the sun. Waking up in the middle of the night in the light of the full moon gazing down at you, or illuminating an entire valley of mountains in white. Swimming in a dark ocean, naked, unable to see but able to feel with a striking clarity. Climbing a waterfall rock by rock in bare feet. Watching anime for hours with my best friend, eating chocolate cake and sitting in my underwear in the sweltering Australian summer heat. Amazing.
Teach, Learn, Share
Anything and everything?
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, China, Hong Kong, Netherlands