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Overview

  • 109 references 88 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • BA/LLb
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To host more people who hosted me!

ABOUT ME

A casual individual with a tendency not to plan very far ahead. Not being enamoured with modern gadgetry means I don't get bored easily. On a superficial level - you could say I've got poor fashion sense and could do with more exercise!

PHILOSOPHY

Humanist. "Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I talk! I love cultural exchange. Discovering how cultures have developed different explanations of life and meaning is exhilarating.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The only way to truly experience a country is by engaging with its people and CouchSurfing has proven one of the best ways of doing this.

Hosted (x 68):
Jean - Belgium
Jamy - Taiwan
Julie & Ludo - France
Bastien - France
Sheila & Carolyn - China
Claire & Pierre - France
Rasmus - Sweden
Demir - Germany
Diana & Franzi - Germany
Marco - Germany
Nate - US
Beau - US
Clare, Claire & Rosie - Nth Ireland
Jess - England
Moritz - Germany
Jules - Germany
Louis - England
Diego - Spain
Damon - Canada
Ruth - Australia
Louis - China
Pascal - Canada
Jess - Canada
Juho - South Korea
Billy & Vera - Germany
Heike - Germany
Greg - US
Boris - Belgium
Bengt - Germany
Michael - US
Steve - Australia
Sadie - US
Raphael - Germany
Ivren - Indonesia
Ryan - US
Maria - Germany
Marianne - Denmark
Venus - Hong Kong
Carly - US
Piotr & Aneta - Poland
Jessica - England
Inga - Germany
Jing - Taiwan
Eunji & Mia - South Korea
Phillip - Germany
Franziska - Germany
Tim - US
Pasi - Finland
Jessie - US
Carmen - Germany
Evi & Nadine (x 2) - Germany
Anne - Germany
Zsuzsa - Hungary
Carolin - Germany
Tanya - Germany
Marloes - Holland
Ellen - Belgium
Mike - Germany
Yindy - Hong Kong
Paula - Argentina
Wilson - US
Julia - Germany
Okan - Czech
Jonatan - Sweden
Isobel - Spain
Alice - China
Nanni - Germany
Ranni - Phillipines

Surfed (x 58)
Nikos - Greece
Lena - Greece
Ivan - Bulgaria
Boyana - Bulgaria
Mihai - Romania
Similia - Romania
Joanna - Hungary
Felix - Hungary
Time - Kosovo
Tommaso - Czech Republic
Marienka - Czech Republic
Wolfgang - Austria
Daniela - Slovenia (x 2)
Melita - Slovenia (x 2)
Ira - Slovenia
Mehdi - Hungary
Katja - Slovenia
Malgorzato - Poland
Marcin - Poland
Katka - Poland
Monia - Poland
Gabriella - Hungary
Pedro - Portugal
Joao - Portugal
Bruno - Portugal
Jeygun - Spain
Joanna - Spain
Ho Lim - US
Aileen - Australia
Ian - NZ
Saifon - NZ
Susanne - NZ
Lua - NZ
Urzula - NZ
Jeremy - NZ
Hauseaufgaga - NZ
Marijke - NZ
Vanessa - Australia
Steve - Australia
Selby - Australia
Cem - Turkey
Bijan - Turkey
Mehmet - Turkey
Murat - Turkey
Özgün - Turkey
Mahmut - Turkey
Alexis - Greece
Barbara - Slovenia
Marco - Germany
Liliana - Germany
Eva - Germany
Tilo - Germany
Nina - Germany
Boris - Germany
Fabrice - Germany
Luisa - Germany
Gab - Spain
Molly - Australia

Interests

History (social and political), songwriting, stand-up comedy, podcasts, uploading VHS onto YouTube. I tweet to no audience at http://twitter.com/#!/bamptonoid

  • politics
  • reading
  • podcasts
  • music
  • history
  • songwriting

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES ~ Dirty Harry, Midnight Cowboy, The Wicker Man (UK), Rosemary's Baby, Lawrence Of Arabia, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Great Dictator, The Grapes Of Wrath, Don's Party, Pixote, Police Academy I-VI, most Capra & Woody Allen.

TV ~ Simpsons, Degrassi (Classic), Family Guy/American Dad, The Chaser, Dexter, Yes Minister, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office/Gervais, Parks And Rec, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Twilight Zone.

MUSIC ~ blues-based guitar music, Beach Boys, Who, Kinks, Beatles, Doors (most of the 'The' bands of the sixties really), White Stripes/Jack White, M Ward, Daniel Johnston. Australian - The Fauves, Midnight Oil, Regurgitator, The Go-Betweens, The Missing Links, early Something For Kate, Dan Kelly, Tame Impala, Legends of Motorsport, TISM/DC3, Hungry Kids of Hungary.

Not a fan of unduly percussive or synthetic gear though I try to keep an open mind.

BOOKS ~ mostly non-fiction commensurate with my interests above, but: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, All Quiet On The Western Front, What's It All About?, The Little Prince, A Wrinkle In Time, dystopian novels Huxley/Orwell/Wells/Bradbury/Verne. I'm warming to Vonnegut.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The view and religious ambience of Monserrat outside Barcelona. Drinking in the delicious Hagyia Sofia. The ghostly stoicism of Spisske Hrad. The small hike up to isolated Prilep monastery in Macedonia.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am very inquisitive. When it comes to sport, modern celebrity, jazz, dance and contemporary pop music, however, my mind will probably draw a blank.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I know a lot about Australian history and like to think I retain a good repository of general knowledge. Ask away.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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