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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Account Manager
  • Science Degree in Psychology and Geography
  • From Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

Hi! I'm a kiwi who has been living in Sydney for the last 5 years. I have spent the last few years focusing on work but am very excited to be putting that aside for now to travel through Europe and Central America with my girlfriend. I am very easy going and love to meet people, go to gigs, drink wine, drink coffee, go camping, reading, hang with my friends, ride my motorbike, snowboard, eat! and watch movies. I love to learn from people who know more about a topic than me, I believe that everyone has something to teach you, I also love just joking around and having a laugh (I do that a lot).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Whenever I have traveled and met or known locals it has always been a far greater experience, to be given the inside word on a place is so valuable. Staying in a hotel and being a traditional 'tourist' is not appealing in the slightest. I know the kind of people who are able and do open up their homes to travellers are the kind of people I would like talk to and crash with.

Interests

I love camping, being in the outdoors and going on adventures. I am a big music dork and spend a lot of time going to gigs and finding new music, my taste is wide and varied. I am constantly learning and reading about things which interest me, social science especially, but also nature, physics, sports, food/nutrition etc.

  • concerts
  • motorcycles
  • reading
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • soccer
  • travel

Music, Movies, and Books

I watch a lot of film, The Game, Bladerunner, Un Prophet, Dazed and Confused, Children of Men to name a few favourites.

To Kill a Mocking Bird, Lord of the Flies and Freedom are my favourite novels. Also love to read fantasy, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson and George RR are y favourites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in a tent for 5 months as I travelled through Canada, working as a tree planter and a fruit picker.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

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