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Dave Martin

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

  • 31 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • a few things from Construction/minin...
  • We are all learning every day....
  • From Ballarat
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Europe encore..

ABOUT ME

I grew up on a small organic farm in country Victoria. Went to a small high school. Finished school and went to uni studying Criminal Justice and did a massage course. Worked as a massure and lifeguard while at uni. I finished uni and was a bit lost wanted to travel but didn't have any money. Had a cousin in Port Hedland a small mining town in northern Western Australia. Moved to Port Hedland and lived there for 2.5 years working in the construction and mining industry. Moved back home and now I'm travelling!! At the moment I really don't know what I want to do in my life.. So my rough plan for the next few years is just to travel and try and learn some languages. I have just spent a semester in Bordeaux learning French and have had a great time. Now I am working again... I am generally a happy person and can talk to most people. Sometimes I like to do random things, sometimes I like to plan things. Things always works out in the end :)

PHILOSOPHY

Life is an experience and we learn form each and every different experience we have. Travel definately open people's minds to different things and different ways of living. Life is there to be lived and enjoyed. Things could always be worse and there is always someone worse off than yourself. So BE HAPPY & POSITIVE "The interpretation of necessity will lead to the demise of society" People spend to much money on crap they don't need!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed and hosted a bit before.. And am happy to both many more times to come.. At the moment though it will probably be hosting

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've only had a couple so far but I am looking forward to many more. I think its a great way to meet people from different backgrounds and share ideas and experiences!!

Interests

Travel, Meeting people, music, reading, riding my sexy bike, having good conversations with people, having a few beers or wines with mates, hiking and Music festivals, Languages (I have just started to learn French) diving, walking around cities, swimming, the ocean, international relation or politics, sunsets and sunrises (beautiful entertainment twice a day)eating necessary but enjoyable and lots of other stuff but i just can't remember at the moment

Music, Movies & Books

Books - Paulo Coelho, Khaled Hosseini, A long way gone, Jodi Picoult, Tim Winton, Harry Potter Series, John Marsden, Scott Anderson and many others.. I like to read a fair bit when I have time...

Movies - Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings, The Rock, Into the Wild, Lord of War, Life is Beautiful I also enjoy a good doco

Music - I enjoy most music and love going to music festivals bands I like include: Children Collide, Flight of the Concords, Lily Allen, Regina Spetor, Artic Monkeys, The Streets, Hilltop Hoods, Placebo, The Dresden Dolls, Cut Copy, The Presets, The Greats, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings Of Leon, Metric, Soko, Franz Ferdinand. I love listening to Triple J on Australian and know i'm going to miss it when i'm traveling. I enjoy most music though not a bit fan of rap

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I did a 8 day hike in March this year with my brother in PNG. We hiked across the Owen Stanley mountain range, it was tough but very rewarding. I learnt a lot from it.. I also have experienced a category 5 cyclone while I was living in Port Hedland....lets just say that it was bloody windy

With three great people I hitchiked from Bordeaux to Barcelona and back, one of the best trips I have ever had. Great people, great times

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France

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