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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)
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.
Andreas and Elisabeth from Sweden
Nico and Eline from Belgium
Francois and Julie from France
Nelly from France
Franzi from Germany
Xavier from Switzerland
Franzi from Germany - again!
Russo from Spain
Chloe and Giselle from France
Angelina from Germany
Hélène from Brittany, France
Eliza and Jules from Germany
Jan and Feb 11
Sarah and Anthea from Germany
Ruth from Austria
Virve, Vilja, Iita and Keijo from Finland
Graham from USA
Mike and Elisa from US and Ecuador
Ben and Alice from France
Surfed with -
Joe in Norwich
Matt in Lincoln
Marije in York
Miles in Durham
Neil in Bath
Jacqueline in Liège
Max in Liège
Sonia in Liège
Martin in Berlin
Joachim and Linda in Dresden
Tomas in Prague
Marion in Vienna
Jonny and Amos in Nice
ToTom in Toulouse
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
Richard in Norwich
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, and Books
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.
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.
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