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  • Fluent in English; learning English
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  • Member since 2012
  • Public Health Patient Safety, Chemical Engineer / Telco a...
  • Chemical Engineering / Telco Advisor
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About Me

We just love hosting. Love learning of guest's travels, lives , dreams and hosting tips. We're welcoming back visitors as Wuhan Virus restrictions lift. We encourage you to read our complete profile.

Requests are first come first served. Overlaps can happen if we think guests are compatible. We wanna see a unique CS profile for each guest, unless you've a couple profile.

We're an Anglo-Celtic / 4th generation Chinese-Australian couple 潘 感 謝 with diverse interests; we live right on the Derwent River with stunning views across to Hobart. [see pics]
Anne is a retired Telecoms business specialist, amazing cook, magnificent hostess [see refs], reads, plays Words with Friends at expert level, reads vociferously while coaching improvement in David's Emotional Intelligence. David toiled for decades as a chemical engineer, humanitarian refugee settlement then in the public service mental health. Now makes hummus, blogs and sails his squadron of radio controlled yachts.
We have two cats, Sashka a companionable, part Burmese and the gorgeous Whisky.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

We actively support CS values. If you are you new to Couchsurfing best find out about it at www.couchsurfing.com . It's unlikely what that random dude down at the backpacker's told ya.
Our home is open to folk who aspire to the CS values, not just wanting a free place to crash.
- Each guest on leaving MUST leave a reference on the CS site.

WUHAN VIRUS ALERT.
WE ONLY ACCEPT GUESTS WHO MEET THE CURRENT TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.

*** DO NOT ACCEPT
** under 23 yo
** Folk not comfortable with cats.
** VEGANS,
* * ONE night / SAME day request

**** MAY ACCEPT
** NEWBIES: depending on quality of request [#### SEE BELOW
** VEGETARIANS: If this is written in your profile

We're Omnivores: Out and Proud

#### Especially for newbies
We prefer completed profiles with enough information for us to decide promptly if we should host you.
The use of our code word, will greatly increase your chance of selection!

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Interests

Cooking, philosophy, home design renovation and painting, blogging, social skepticism, fishing, reading, Words with Friends,
David blogs poetry and other ephemera at :
www.thehobartchinaman.wordpress.com

A EXCITING NEW SHORT NOVELLA on Nude Rock Climbing is at www.thetranmerechinaman.wordpress.com

Music, Movies, and Books

David's music is Zydeco, reading Guy de Maupassant, Stendahl. Anne prefers fantasy fiction and jazz. We both love 60's muzik!
For movies , "Breaking Bad", "Fargo", "Sully". Compelling books have been : Alain de Botton's "The Consolations of Philosophy" together with David Walsh, MoNA's owner; "A Bone of Fact".

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Here's a few:
*Serendipitously meeting again after nearly 50 years! Yes! that's fifty years!
After a whirlwind romance we married, YES married in February 2014 and since then its been a heaven sent blast for us both!
Daily we are grateful! [see pic]

*Gliding, with eagles on the same thermal in the Grampians.
*3 days riding elephants and living with their mahouts in NW Thailand.
*Having the most amazing kids and grandkids
*Michelangelo's incomplete marble slave sculptures in Firenze. http://www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-prisoners-slaves

Teach, Learn, Share

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We very much appreciate the small momentos surfers have brought us to celebrate their stay.
Our strongest preference is for the those who've hosted and/or will host when they go home.
We prefer two to three days for each request.
We are totally disinterested in your alleged food allergies or quirky preferences.
If asked, we are happy to use our extensive Tasmanian knowledge to assist with your travel plans

Save your time and ours by NOT requesting if you can't meet our criteria.
Be assured, if you waste our time, we'll be certain to let y'allknow.

What I Can Share with Hosts

With fellow hosts, we can chat about how to improve hosting experiences.
With surfers we can share tips on improving hit rate when seeking hosts.
Maybe there'll be dolphins frolicking opposite our home when you come! [see pic]
Please include the code word 'Thylacine' in your request. Info on the Thylacine at [https://australianmuseum.net.au/the-thylacine.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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