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Sam Rawstorn

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Chinese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • International Exchange Coordinator
  • Travel, Bachelor, Diploma
  • From Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

50 countries before 30

ABOUT ME

Born and raised in the green pastures of Christchurch, NZ. Moved to Wellington for high school and came straight to Japan upon graduation for a working holiday.

Fell in love with traveling and decided to settle down in Tokyo after graduating university.

I ran night-club events and taught English for a couple of years until getting native-level proficiency in Japanese but my love of traveling means it is hard to juggle work like this so currently working as an international exchange coordinator / interpreter for 6 months a year and traveling for the other 6!!!

PHILOSOPHY

No regrets

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have travelled most of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I usually stay in hostels while travelling and have a great time with other travellers but I would love to try couchsurfing so as to get a better feel of the world through the eyes of natives.

Interests

Soccer, Rugby, Snowboarding, Partying, Extreme sports, Living life like theres no tomorrow

Music, Movies & Books

TV - Friends, SouthPark, Departures, Anything about travelling!!

Music - Armin van Buuren, Lil Wayne

Books - Travelling books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Spent a month at a martial arts academy in China

Teach, Learn, Share

New Zealand and Japanese language and culture!! I also do a mean haka!!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Japan

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