Astrid Olden

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • reading, writing, listening and absorbing
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  • From australia
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About Me


to avoid in every way possible an ordained and narrow life


i am a restless person
i get lost alot
dont like to wear shoes
love to eat
am addicted to coffee
will dance anywhere, anytime
love camping, fires and swimming
am full of ideas and lacking in action
enjoy to sleep and dream

in australia i lived for the music festivals, where we spend a week camping with good friends and making new ones, music from sunrise til sunset an incredible communtiy atmosphere and amazing food from around the world (mmm hare krishna)


We can learn trade, tradition or talent but tolerance is the only universal tool.
i am not a slave to my possesions,less material wealth is more freedom
(though i am a bit of a travelling circus right now)

-It may indeed be the highest wisdom to elect to be a nobody in a relative paradise such as this rather than a celebrity in a world which has lost all sense of values.. henry miller

-Intimacy is the principal source of the sugars with which life is sweetened..tom robbins

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i've now hosted in berlin and brisbane and made life long connections couchsurfing through south america and europe!


Couch Surfing has introduced me to incredible personalities and has had its not so great moments too, but i have faith..


I live for music and dance. I love reggae, soul,funk, blues, jazz, hip hop (concious, political, instrumental not so much gangsta)gypsy, latin....bob dylan, eric clapton, cat stevens,tracy chapman, janis joplin, the mamas and the papas, david bowie,the doors,pink floyd, easy star all stars,portishead, jeff buckley, billy holiday, the beatles, simon and garfunkle, manu chao, jose gonzalez. the list goes on....also i like a bit of psy-trance, drum and bass and dubstep every now and then in the right environment.graph art and street culture fascinates me. MCs are poets and breakdancers are acrobats.i am not nor ever have been religious however it really interests me. I am passionate and curious about sustainable living, human rights, animals, natural therepy and nutrition ...

Music, Movies, and Books

Tom Robbins is a truly unique writer and my favourite of his is 'Villa Incognito'
Rohinton Mistry's 'A fine Balance' changed my life, my perspective and ive fallen in love with India.
aside from these i read a bit of everything. Books are my education.
i dont watch tv and am fussy about movies i liked amelie, big fish, into the wild, the labrynth, pans labrynth, oh brother where out thou...a good soundtrack is important

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived right on the beach in a house of 10 people always cooking brazillian food, making bonfires and playing music.
every moment of travel, bringing me to a more grounded and conscious existence!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am happy to share my cooking (vegetarian, vegan and raw), i can teach a little poi, hoopla, macrame, hair wraps. and im excited to pass on ways to travel and live without moneyi would like to learn to dance flamenco and play cajonif you can teach me to juggle you're amazingand please teach me your language !!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Germany, India, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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