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  • Fluent in English
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Business owner
  • University
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About Me


Vagabonding (at home and abroad)


Hi, I'm Darren, I have travelled a lot in the past (about 30 countries), had some great experiences & met some interesting people. I think it's important to stay open and in a traveller state of mind, even when you are not travelling. So I think CS is a great idea.

Some of my interests include music, film, travel, hiking, and camping. I also run a location independent business.


Live fairly simply, and have a mind of your own.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted when I was in Melbourne, Forster, and now here in Newcastle. I feel it's a good way to give back after I met so many generous & kind people on my travels. Also a good way to keep the travel bug and meet interesting people. I enjoy showing people around if I have time.


I have crashed on couches in the USA, UK, Thailand, Greece etc. This was before I had heard of 'couchsurfing'. Met some excellent people this way, avoided the tourist traps and learned a bit about the local culture.


I love hiking and camping, photography, music and art festivals, electronic music, and I also present a radio show locally.

Music, Movies, and Books

Films/book - Scifi, comedy, travel, action
Music - pretty eclectic .. electronica, soundtracks, dub, afrobeat etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Met the Dalai Lama

Teach, Learn, Share

Music, travel tips, juggling lessons. Maybe go on a short hike or day trip nearby.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Scotland, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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