Callum Dawlings

Coburg, Victoria, Australia

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  • Benita - Secondary School Teacher Callum - Law Graduate
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  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me


And Benita Champs!


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


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.


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


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

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