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Overview

  • 5 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Sinhala, Sinhalese
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Rope access technician
  • No education listed
  • From Australia
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About Me

Currently floating between Canada and Australia and floating around Europe at the moment.

I feel most people live a different variation of the same life. Go to school, get a job, get married, buy a house, have babies. I'm sure they're great things but I'm doing my story differently and it's looking amazing.

Born in Sri Lanka and moved to Melbourne at a young age. Started travelling in 2010 and got bitten by the only bug you want to be bitten by, the travel bug. Slowly getting the ideas together to do a road trip from Alaska to Argentina or Chile. Planning to buy a camper and take a year or two or as long as it takes with many stops along the journey.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Looking to meet locals and like minded people who can show me things outside the tourist spots. Joined workaway for the same reason and used it to help out at animal rescue shelters and teaching English to kids in Colombia. Haven't stayed with a host but generally use it for the monthly meet ups and events. Hosted a couple of people after meeting through events.

Interests

My main hobby and passion is travel for sure. Not really the touristy holiday sort of travel which is also fun, but more living with locals and using my position in life to positively impact others. Blessed to do a job I really enjoy and sometimes miss it when I take like 6 months off. Anything physical like hiking, or diving or dancing like a lunatic at a bush festival.

  • wildlife
  • music festivals
  • yoga
  • traveling
  • live music
  • outdoor activities
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • skydiving
  • road trips
  • adventure sports
  • hikes

Music, Movies, and Books

Music so varied, from classical to Marilyn Manson, from Taylor swift to psytrance, from blink 182 to Hip-Hop and old school rap.
Books, the alchemist, the waking, creating true prosperity
Movies are another varied field, but mainly true stories that are inspirational. Ones that come to mind are dangerous minds, coach Carter and the impossible. Also into the superhero movies like X-Men.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Recently, Nov 2018, was practicing holding my breath for freediving. On my second attempt went unconscious after 3 minutes being under water, had over 2mins CPR done to bring me back to life, was incubated and airlifted to a hospital.

Went to mexico for a two week holiday and stayed for a year and a half.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach people to abseil as I hang from ropes for work.
Would love to learn yoga, meditation and guitar
I share eveything but mainly stories, food, drinks and creating great memories.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories, laughs and food

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, Sri Lanka

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