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to move and be moved
A creature in search of exultation. People, music and adventure thrill me. I'm a fly in/fly out worker on a drill rig offshore East Malaysia, 4 weeks on/off. I enjoy the challenge of work but primarily its a means to continue a travelling oddessy that began in 2005. It's been one hell of a good run.
Update: In 2014 I relocated from Adelaide to Amsterdam with my partner Steffi and life has never been better
I live by my own brand of ethical hedonism.. you will see
Others I admire:
It is nice to collect things, but it is better to go on walks - Bruce Chatwin
Show love & love you will know, family wherever you go - Michael Franti
Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long - M. Luther
Beauty is a panacea - Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep you balance you must keep moving forward - Einstein
Those who dont move, dont notice their chains - Rosa Luxemburg
Never confuse movement for action - Ernest Hemingway
Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct - Eleanor Roosevelt
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I surf, host, throw random parties and just try to make every encounter special.
I'm here to meet real people and hopefully make a genuine connection, however temporary or transient the situation may be. As a guest, I'm respectful & I help out any way I can. As host I'm your newest friend, welcome!
CS is life enriching, Ill be involved in this forever.
Gave it a try in Paris in 2005 and it changed the way I travelled forever. I was fortunate to discover CS early on in my travels, when the site had just 30,000 members.. todays 9 million plus is staggering.. I'm proud of what CS has become and I hope the change to Corporate status doesn't detract from what 10 years of volunteered work built.
Living, loving, breathing, truth, thinking, hoping, caring, dreaming, laughing and moving... always forward.
Meeting inspiring people, the energy at a live performance, randomness, party, surfing, going barefoot, getting lost, hitchhiking, new beers, old maps, red wines, le tour de france, nature, chocolate, rock climbing, intoxication in moderation, avocados, street art, frisbee, cycle touring, local markets, walking over the horizon, and the beat goes on..
- performing arts
- street art
- red wine
- rock climbing
- tour de france
Music, Movies, and Books
Music is my aeroplane. Nothing compares to when the lights go down and it comes at you live; lounder the better. Fav gigs = Daft Punk, Flaming Lips, Nitin Sawhney, Radiohead, Dandy Warhols, New Order, Kraftwerk, DJ Shadow, RATM, Mr Scruff, Royksopp, RJD2, White Stripes, Goldfrapp, James Brown, Shins, 2manydjs/Soulwax, Death In Vegas, Nick Cave, Paul Kelly, Massive Attack, Bjork, Bowie, PJ Harvey, Doves, Chemical Bros, Basement Jaxx, Cornelius, LCD Soundsystem
Film: Fight Club, Crank, Im Not There, Trainspotting, Fear & Loathing, Into The Wild, Waking Life, Motorcycle Diaries, Eternal Sunshine, Lost In Translation, Amelie, La Haine, The Edukators, Match Point, Y Tu Mumma Tambien, Monty Python, Big Lebowski, Memento, Run Lola Run
Print: Kerouac, Hemingway, H.S.Thompson, Palahniuk, Chatwin, Pilger. If you dig shoestring travel writing, check out www.abc.net.au/dustonmyshoes/
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Total solar eclipse in the outback
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is for learning. The best way to know what you should teach is to listen first.
I want to learn Dutch, Spanish, Sailing, Sustainable/Recycled Housing building techniques and anything you're willing to teach
Share whatever makes you you, and the stories that've shaped your life
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Palestine, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Netherlands, United States