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  • 73 references 72 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Firefighter
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Update 22/Jul/2021: Been over 6 months since I hosted and consequently I am no longer verified!! Looking forward to hosting again to help me sort that status out!!

Have received both Pfizer COVID Vaccinations (it made no difference to my cell phone reception!!)

Live in paradise and love to help people discover what it has to offer. Interested in learning about different cultures from all over the world. Love meeting new people, I dont care if you are an introvert, extrovert, trans, gender-neutral, non-binary, black, white, straight, gay, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, exotic dancer, nudist, priest, artist, refugee, documented or undocumented traveler--I like them all.
Just as long as you are a decent human being, or at least trying to be one. I'm willing to learn about other cultures and lifestyles (and participate). Whatever you bring I look forward to welcoming you so we can have fun, share stories or just explore. I'm very open minded and honest and expect the same.
Please remember that you probably are a total stranger to me and that your couch request is going to be my first impression of you. To help me choose the right surfers, please explain to me why you think we're a good match, and why I should host you

Please be the type of person who finds time to write a review/reference after being hosted. Really appreciate the time surfers take to comment on their stay 😎
Its the polite thing to do and says a lot about you as a person.

In general, I just want to live according to my heart and learn as much as I can. Learning about life and people who come into my life. Everyone brings me something different, something new, positive or negative, etc, which I really enjoy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet new people and to help you enjoy this part of paradise. I also like to learn about people and cultures on a global scale. People are my passion and CS helps me meet the coolest people from all over the globe and I've met the coolest surfers since I started hosting.
Extended stays can be cool, have had a few 2 surfers stay for weeks and really enjoyed their company plus an extra pair of hands to help host was quite handy!!


Meeting interesting people, expanding my knowledge and generally helping people out.

  • culture
  • photography
  • dining
  • massage therapy
  • walking
  • flying
  • motorcycles
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rugby
  • beaches
  • nature
  • adventure
  • naturism
  • relaxing
  • meeting people
  • good food
  • gayfriendly
  • gays

Music, Movies, and Books

I like to read, watch, and listen to almost everything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Got my pilots licence (currently needs renewal) and then got to explore NZ from the air.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you are a guest in my home, I treat you with great respect and will share all I have and just ask you to respect my space at the same time.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

What I Can Share with Hosts

My time, company, meal and a drink or 2!
I offer my simplicity, my warmth and my friendship to the people who want to receive them. My home is your home, I do not offer you riches but I give you all the love that a person can give to their friends.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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