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Doing something crazy significant as often as possible
I am a very easy going person who gets on with almost all types of people. Kiwis are relaxed people and we have an awesome accent!! When im travelling i like to see as much of the local cultures as possible and do something crazy there. A great way to start is to meet some of the other people living and travelling in a place. I work in the outdoors, last job was a zodiac driver/guide on a cruise ship going to Antarctica! I have been travelling off and on for 5 years now and its certainly become the most important thing in my life. I work as little as possible and travel cheep to make my money last.
Travelling is amazing and in 5 years I have had so many incredible experiences from breaking into a castle in Albania at 3am to sitting on Antarctic Ice looking at penguins while getting paid....best job in the world!
If you would like to know more about me look at my adventure travelling website www.wildkiwi.org
I take life as it comes and love new experience/challenges. Dont hold a grudge...let it go
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Ive done a lot of surfing and a bit of hosting the only time i had a chance. I try to meet other travellers in places so people don't go lonely. I try to inspire people around the world of possibilities they never knew existed.
I couch surfed across 20 countrys in Europe, often just going to couch surfing party's and meeting people just to hang out and explore city's. I met my girlfriend in Istanbul at a couch surfing party. Ive couch surfed in my home country in New Zealand, in Hawaii, Hosted in Alaska, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Philippines, Bali, wherever possible. I have reported on person, but never actually had a bad experience through couch surfing.
One day i would like the chance to host more when i have a place to do so.
Outdoor sports, partying, chilling out, relaxing, Skiing, snow boarding, hiking, fishing, surfing, diving, hunting., couch surfing, exploring, crazy things.
Music, Movies, and Books
Modern as, electronic, house
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I work on cruise ships that go to Antarctica and have been there 3 times now, Sat next to Emperor Penguins on the ice, Sailed the north West Passage (Greenland to Alaska) on a yacht, Been around the world twice and been to the Arctic and Antarctic. Worked like a slave. Hitchhiked from Greece to Spain in 9 days, Backpacked around Europe for 6 months. Climbed the worlds highest mountain rising straight out of the sea (Mitre Peak, New Zealand), worked on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska, free dived in Hawaii, visited the rice terraces of Sagada, Philippines, Walked the streets of Manila in the dead of night alone, and many other things ive forgotten about.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share many stories and I like to inspire others to do as I have done and travel freely around the world.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Lots of story's and experiences and im experienced couch surfing and I always like to meet in a public place. Ive only had to report one person who was creepy in Mexico!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, New Zealand