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Callum Dawlings

Coburg, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 38 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Benita - Secondary School Teacher Ca...
  • University
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

And Benita Champs!

ABOUT ME

Benita and Callum

Callum - Hey, I'm Callum. I studied music (composition) and law at university. I like photography, reading and learning.

Benita - I finished my degree in History, French and now Teaching, and now work at a high school as a teacher. I've spent time in both France (Lyon) and the US (Boston) on exchange. Je voudrais amélioer mon français! I love all things Beethovian, chocolaty and above all else MEDIEVAL (my honours thesis was in french medieval history)

PHILOSOPHY

Still working on it. Chill out, think a bit, drink a bit, nap a bit, drink tea.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Callum - I've hosted a bunch of people in the last few years, I think it's a great project. I've been to a number of events organised by the community in Melbourne. We used couchsurfing to meet lots of great people when we went travelling in 2011.

Benita - I've just started being involved, Callum introduced me to it! It was great meeting so many people from so many countries in 2011.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted - Nov 09 Andreas and Elisabeth from Sweden Nico and Eline from Belgium Dec 09 Francois and Julie from France Nelly from France Jan 10 Franzi from Germany Xavier from Switzerland Feb 10 Franzi from Germany - again! Russo from Spain Mar 10 Chloe and Giselle from France Angelina from Germany Apr 10 Hélène from Brittany, France Sept 10 Eliza and Jules from Germany Jan and Feb 11 Sarah and Anthea from Germany July 11 Ruth from Austria May 13 Virve, Vilja, Iita and Keijo from Finland Nov 14 Graham from USA Jan 15 Mike and Elisa from US and Ecuador Feb 15 Ben and Alice from France

Surfed with - August 11 Joe in Norwich Matt in Lincoln Marije in York Miles in Durham Neil in Bath Sept 11 Jacqueline in Liège Max in Liège Sonia in Liège Nov 11 Martin in Berlin Joachim and Linda in Dresden Tomas in Prague Marion in Vienna Jonny and Amos in Nice ToTom in Toulouse Dec 11 Guilliaume and Margeurite in Nantes Francois and Julie (after they stayed with me in Melbourne) in Vannes Lennart in Rotterdam Peggy in Rotterdam Alexander in Copenhagen Andreas and Elisabet in Stockholm (my first couchsurfers in Melbourne) Patrik in Malmö July 14 Richard in Norwich

Interests

Music, Philosophy, Photography, History, Composition, watching amazing film, anything that makes you think, partying, having a great time. Trying to understand the world around us...

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC - Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Shostakovich, Byrd, Mozart, Weber, Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Telemann, Elgar, Britten; Ben Folds, Godspeed You Black Emporer, Jason Mraz, Maceo Parker, Aaron Neville, Herman's Hermits, Beatles, The Blanks, Bob Marley, The Rat Pack, Decemberists, B52's, Simon and Garfunkel, Harry Connick Jr., James Morrison, Jewel (same Birthday as me!), All of the Finn family, Jamiroquai, Do Make Say Think, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Machine Gun Fellatio, The Cate Empire, Rockapella, The Idea of North, The Real Group, Weezer, Herbie Hancock, Midnight Oil, Deerhoof.

MOVIES - Fight Club, Crash, Matrix, LotR, Anchorman, Blades of Glory, Indiana Jones, Hitman, The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Dr. Strangelove, V for Vendetta.

BOOKS - Rousseau's Dog, Nicomachian Ethics, Musicophilia, The Odyssey, The Silent Miaow, Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Idiot

This is really only a partial list... there's heaps of stuff which you can get something from... I'd welcome suggestions!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

umm... I haven't done enough. The most amazing thing is wanting to do so much more...

On our trip in 2011 we did some great things; climbing a bunch of cathedral's towers in England, going to the Edinburgh Festival, taking a slow train through Wales, visiting where Beethoven wrote his Eroica Symphony, seeing early mediaeval wall paintings, eating Weiner Gulash, drinking Czech beer, Belgian waffles, German Bratwurst, visiting Aachen Cathedral, running to catch busses, sitting in the aisle of the ICE, seeing the Krumlov bears...

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach - Music - Voice, Piano, Composition, English, history, Law. Learn - everything! Share - ideas, Australian cooking.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Belgium, France, United States

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