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Cory and Heleen Marshman

Sohar, Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman

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  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch, German
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • ESL teachers (currently)
  • University of North Carolina at Char...
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About Me


Exploration is the true desire of our heart. To turn over ever rock, to answer the unexplainable, and to see EVERYTHING.


We are nomads. We don't own a house or a car, and we desire exploration and adventure above anything else. We have been living in Asia for 5 years now and have been bopping all over the world in between.There is not a place we don't want to travel to. We have no intention of "settling down" permanently and our couch is bound to change locations every few months/years. We love sharing traveling stories and getting/giving inspiration from/to our couch surfers! Travel forth!

Any advice would be appreciated.


In the words of the late great Walt Disney, "Its fun to do the Impossible"

In the words of ME "Life is short, live every moment if it was your last, feel with your whole heart, think with your whole mind, and live with your whole soul."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


We want to participate by being joyous travelers and references.


It is an amazing feeling to open your home to others in a spirit of universal respect and friendship. As well as the amazing opportunity it is to have someone open there home to you. We can't rave enough about this site and its ideas.


Activities and interests:

Cory:Scuba diving, traveling, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, rugby,animal welfare, volunteering, cooking, animation and sci fi movies. Anything with the possibility of getting hurt :)

Heleen: Photography, drawing & painting, anything design and art related!Indie/world music. I love films! Indie, foreign language, stop-animation
and anything obscure that is usually not mainstream. Of course traveling and volunteering :)

Music, Movies & Books

Favorite Music:
Rock, Indie, Alternative, Folk, World music, some trance
Favorite TV Shows:
Black books, IT crowd, Green Wing, Miranda, Game of thrones, Dexter (anything HBO, this list really isn't long enough!)
Favorite Movies:
We enjoy a wide variety of films genres . Cory covers the Sci-fi, animation and action section, I cover the foreign and art films and documentaries section, but our sections do overlap too! I guess just no romantic comedies for us! Although 'away we go' is one of our favorites, so I guess lets just say we are open to anything!
Favorite Books:
A lot of reading goes on under our roof, so we always welcome a book worm!Usually non fiction or biography.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

We (insert verb) (insert adjective) in (insert country). :) Ask us. That's part of the fun!

Teach, Learn, Share

Everything. We enjoy a wide variety of people and personalities and we are very open. We do like to do our own thing now and again so we don't feel that our hosts need to entertain us all the time and vice versa.

Countries I've Visited

Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Malaysia, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Germany, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, United States

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