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Overview

  • 117 References 86 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Engineer, Village Idiot, and Stargazer.
  • University Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Hi! We are James & Will, a couple originally from Australia, who have settled in the UK after several years travelling.

We're both engineers, into outdoors, food, motorbikes, wine, music, geeky stuff, mtb, burning man, intelligent conversation, skiing, silliness, dogs, and relaxed open-minded people.
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Dont care where your from, your skin colour, who you screw, who/what you worship, what music you like - diversity is always one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of other humans (however if you happen to have blue skin, thats just awesome!)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Its fun!

I could put some bullshit about changing the world, but ive been on here since 2008, and the only reason i do it is because i enjoy hosting and occaisonally surfing :)

CSers ive hosted since joining: (this is not a boast list - its for my terrible memory!)
- Melissa (USA)
- Tina & Kim (Belgium)
- Millicent (Uganda)
- Remik (Poland)
- Evan & Juan (Spain)
- Warren (USA)
- Arjun (Netherlands)
- Umer & Manuel (Switzerland)
- Vitor (Brazil)
- Pascal & Franziska (Switzerland & Germany)
- Christina (USA)
- Jules (Germany)
- Agnes (France)
- Jimmy & Lena (Sweden)
- Julie (USA)
- Daniel & Delfina (Argentina)
- Nick (Australia)
- Charlotte (Australia)
- Berryl & Brian (USA)
- Josh (NZ)
- Rachel (UK)
- Sara (Australia)
- Mikaela (Norway)
- Margo & Lise (USA)
- John & Heiki (Germany)
- Ward (Netherlands)
- Wil (USA)
- Ammon (Canada)
- Marie (France)
- Isabelle (Germany)
- Will (UK)
- Matt & Bel (Australia)
- Steph, Caroline, Theresa (Germany/Belgium)
- Annamaria (Italy)
- Miriam (Germany)
- Heather (Canada)
- Bobby & Krystal (USA)
- Nik (Germany)
- Emile (Quebec)
- Sabrina & Nicolas (France)
- Caroline (UK) & Annie (France)
- Hanna (Germany)
- Adil (USA)
- Max & Delia (France/Romania)
- Nicolas & Benedicte (France)
- Julian (France)
- Marc (France)
- Thomas & Helene (France)
- Marloes (Netherlands)
- Lily (Australia)
- Melina (Canada)
- Ben & Cecile (France)
- Marcus (UK)
- Yoann & Cedric (France)
- Yoav & Tristian (Israel/France)
- Amelie & David (France)
- Tom (Switzerland)
- Matteo (Germany)
- Camille & friends (GER/FR)
- Anne, Charly, Franka (GER)
- Charly (Germany) & Kevin (Canada)
- Lise-Anne and Matthieu (FR)
- Aline (FR)
- Vasha & Dar (USA)
- Julien (FR)
- Selma (FR)
- Flavien & JB (FR)
- Matthieu, Fabien, Rueben, Lucie (FR, CZ)
- Camille & friends (FR)
- Manuel, Jan, Sally (EU)
- Maria (IR)
- Donovan (FR)
- Greg (FR)
- Elena (SP)

Couches ive surfed
- Cindy (Durban, South Africa)
- Umer (Zurich, Switzerland)
- Jeroen (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Vivian (Australia)
- Collin & Dave (Brisbane, Australia)
- Amy & Roland (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Jodie (Singapore)
- Liam & Monica (Bathurst, Australia)
- Ann & Alban (Strasbourg, Fr)
- Julian (Beaufort, Fr)
- Maxime (Lyon, Fr)
- Ben & Cecile (Bordeaux)
- Marlene & Charles (Le Havre)
- Kumar & Vlad (Paris)
- Gino (Paris)
- Amy & Toby (London)
- Sylvain (Normandy)
- Gregs Mum (Tours, FR)
- Matthieu + Parents (Le Mans, FR)
- Carmelo & Eva (BC, Spain)
- Kevin (Van, CA)
- Mackenzie (Van, CA)
- Shaz (Misson, CA)

Ive met, travelled & camped with far too many others socially to mention.

Interests

food, wine, sun, surf, art, history, theatre, music, life, hugs, french, people, cooking, massage, love, cheese, stars, more hugs, random spontanaeity, sharing, butoh, motorbikes, food, laughing, firespinning, nerdy books, meeting strangers, more wine, fleeting moments, and even more hugs. preferably multiples of the above simultaneously.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - just about everything - sigur ros, radiohead, shpongle, muse, infected mushroom, perfect circle, queen, phillip glass, david bowie, michael franti, robbie williams, dj shadow, nusrat fateh ali khan, faithless, rufus wainwright, afro moses, wild marmelaide, dresden dolls, kaya project, lemonjelly, and assorted house, trance, psytrance, and other genres i dance to but have no idea what they are.

books - biographies, scientific history, fantasy, religion, tolkein, anything by stephen fry, douglas adams, harry potter, steven erikson, dan simmmons, irving stone bah! too many to list.

Movies/TV: Eternal sunshine, battlestar galactica, russian ark, LOTR, sprited away (and anything else by Miyazaki), brokeback mountain, amelie, random late night foriegn films, fight club, Goodluck and Goodnight... the list goes on.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Personal highlights of my life:
- Training with Zen Zen Zo Japanese Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Oz)
- 8 day solo motorcycle adventure through western cape, South Africa
- Burning Man, USA, 2009, 10, 14, 15
- Right now working in Côte D'Ivore.

Teach, Learn, Share

- Im a big foodie. I love cooking and eating about everything! i adore having shared cookups in the kitchen space, trying new foods, textures, tastes, spices.
- ive been firedancing & juggling for eight years. i rarely perform anymore, but i still love the community and meeting new people to swap ideas and teach.
- Massage is another big interest. im entirely self taught with no formal training, but have picked up alot over the past 8 years from my own reading, experience, and sharing with other massuers.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food! Food! nomnomnomnomnom!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cook Islands, France, Italy, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom

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