Bryony Retter

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Spatial Analyst
  • Finished a BSc with honours tacked on.
  • From Canberra, Australia
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About Me


Listen, laugh and learn.


I am a nerd in many ways - I'm into geocaching which is inherently, I love classical music which gets a similar rap as does the fact that I'm slowly but surely teaching myself programming in python.
I listen to way too many podcasts and love hiking, camping and the occasional glass of wine.

Brendan, the man of my life, is an actor, gamer and lover of clothes if they are coloured brown, grey, black or anything boring (shock update, he's just bought a canary yellow jumper - unbeliveable!).


Say it with a smile

Brendan - the browner the better

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We've travelled here there and everywhere and host.


I've surfed all up the West Coast in the USA and in Canada, Sweden, Finland and surfed a little in Iceland and in Japan with Brendan.


I'm a bit of a nature freak, so I often take far longer than I should do on walks by incessantly taking pictures (only point and shoot so far).
I also love hiking, classical music and many a thing. I love to talk and laugh and learn and drink coffee!
I also grew up with pug dogs and get overly excited whenever I see them. If you could put in your request "pugs are great" that would be super :)

Brendan likes brown things. We are also very much into boardgames so boardgame nerds and geocachers, make yourselves known to us!

I'm also having fun at the moment learning how to cook properly and endeavouring to expand my knowledge of history and mythology

Music, Movies, and Books

Bryony - movies: Stranger than fiction is a favourite of mine as is Tree of Life (the soundtrack blew my mind!), I love most things by Wes Anderson and like anything that's a littler quirky or makes me think.
Music: Zoe Keating, Iiro Rantala, First Aid Kit, Pink Martini, The Mountain Goats
Books: "The Book Thief", "Poisonwood Bible" "Persepolis"

Brendan - "48 shades of brown"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sun set over the water while drinking wine in the Cinque Terra
Walking (or climbing in some stages) 10km of a certain Great Wall
Gazing over seemingly endless fields of everlasting daises up near Geraldton, WA, Australia and then floated on top of the water while massive manta rays barrel rolled underneath me.
In Iceland, picnicing at Latrabjarg and hiking in Hvervellir and being overwhelmed by the scenery
Being within 50m of a grizzly in Alaska, luckily a bus picked me up before it got even closer!
Spend two weeks hiking in Lapland, covering over 200km! The scenery and midnight sun were the best (and I got more tanned there than I ever had in Australia!!)
Brendan - Dreams of the days of seeing a brown bear

Teach, Learn, Share

I know random trivia that is rarely helpful but stays in my head nonetheless.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My amazing sense of humour :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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