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BEN WILKIE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Currently I'm an Interior Architect/...
  • Bachelor of Design (Hons) from Victo...
  • From Napier
  • Profile 35% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I currently reside in Melbourne via Tokyo & Small town New Zealand. My passion is Architecture so i guess my interest in people and places is what has driven me to explore the small part of the world that I have seen. Apart from designing public spaces, my second love is cycling and most days you will find me riding my Fixie around the city, racing in Alleycat's or basically just riding. Although I'm a wee bit of amateur when it comes to travel I cant wait to see more, eat more and meet more!

PHILOSOPHY

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I haven't hosted or stayed with anyone officially through couch surfing but I've inhabited many couches! Im more than happy for people to come and stay in our sun room or else show them the local side of Melbourne.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

From park benches in Tokyo or old Tatami in Koyosan I reckon I've slept on most surfaces, but not many places

Interests

Considered Architecture, Conscious Hip hop, Design in all forms, Fixed-Gear Cycling, Indie Music/Films, Drawing... Seeing,Watching,Listening,Doing

Music, Movies & Books

Too many but some standouts include Movies- Amores Perros, Waltz With Bashir, Gleaming The Cube Music- The National, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, Lightspeed Champion, Lykke Li, Beirut, Hi-Tek, Jean Grae, etc Books- "100 years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "Klingsors Last Summer" Hermann Hesse, "The Curves of Time" Oscar Niemeyer, "Modulor" Le Corbusier etc

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I met my favourite mc, Talib Kweli at a club in Osaka and helped him buy cough lozenges in japanese from the seven eleven next door. My japanese was pretty poor though so im not sure if they were actually cough drops!

Teach, Learn, Share

Aotearoa is maori for New Zealand!

Countries I've Visited

Korea, Republic of

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Japan

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