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to survive the big wide world after hiding out in Ghana for two years
I founded and run a community development not-for profit organisation in Ghana called Volta Aid Foundation and you can find more about it at www.voltaaidfoundation.org.
That pretty much sums up who I am and what I believe in. I believe in change and living for the moment.
My philosophy in life is summed up by the following quotes:
"The grass is greener on the other side"
"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have couchsurfed worldwide including - Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland, Spain, UK, Ghana, US - and made some great friends along the way! Also hosted a fair few travelers in Ghana.
I live and breath football (soccer) and basically any outdoors sports. I'm drawn towards the ocean and natural beauty. I pretend to sing and write.
- outdoor activities
- emergency services
Music, Movies, and Books
Musical genres don't do it for me but, if I must 'genre'lise, then I'd say - alternate music - acoustic - surf music. The Beautiful Girls/Mat McHugh are inspirational.
V for Vendetta is hands down my favourite movie for the message it portrays and it's amazing quotes.
My top books include:
- Three Cups Of Tea
- Wild Swans
- Blood River
- The Wave
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Living in Ghana for over two years - The rugged beauty of Vancouver Island - The majestic caves under Budapest - Participating in schoolroom discussions and assisting in school camps while in Kazakhstan (via a CouchSurfer) - A 6 day, 2750 kilometer boat trip through Siberia that took me to the Arctic Circle and a police stationI have traveled through a lost of parts of the world but feel I have only just scratched the surface. I believe seeing the world educates more than anything else.
Teach, Learn, Share
Go to Ghana, then you will learn.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Ghana, Japan, Sweden