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Enjoying the calm before the storm
I'm a typical idealistic sagittarius who just wants to learn everything, visit everywhere, see and do and know it all...and just wishes there was more time for everything! I believe that life is a beautiful and complex mystery, and that happiness comes from realising that, and letting life astound you. So I'm all about finding new ways of expanding my mind and spirit...exploring consciousness, love, mysticism, non-ordinary states of existence....anything that brings me closer to that divine sense of joy and astonishment for being alive. Tapping into that magical source! I find that in the creative process, deep human connections, beautiful natural surroundings, water, sleep, even on the dance floor. Life is delicious and I love connecting with people who feel the same.
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
So far, not much...I've hosted a few times, been hosted a few times, gone to CS events and met up with other travellers, but definitely keen to build on this! So far I've just been a pretty disorganised and haggard traveller, often with a tent and very vague plans. I really love the concept of couchsurfing though, and feel that it's the people that make a trip great.
So many interests, so little time! Really though, anything and everything that takes me out of the ordinary...getting absorbed in music, travelling, all things metaphysical, exploring altered states, truly appreciating nature.......I love playing guitar and mandolin, making art, meeting new people, vegan/vegetarian food, getting hysterical, crafternoons
- swing dancing
- burning man
- alternative lifestyles
- blues dancing
Music, Movies, and Books
To hear: my musical tastes are pretty eclectic and I really love getting lost on Spotify, particularly discovering world music....but some old favourites are Beirut, Atahualpa Yupanqi, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Satie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bon Iver, Leonard Cohen, Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, Chopin, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald....I really love folk and world music, blues, jazz, classical, all sorts really.
To read: things like Alan Watts, Oscar Wilde, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Eckhart Tolle, Thomas Moore and the like......but I write more often than I read.
To watch: anything by Louis Theroux, David Lynch, David Attenborough, and brilliantly awkward comedies like Peep Show (the best!), Jam, Summer Heights High, Frisky Dingo, etc etc....and all sort of mindblowing documentaries that remind me how little I really know about this crazy illusion of reality I participate in
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The Gibbon Experience in Laos was ridiculously cool - zooming along huge ziplines through the jungle and sleeping in amazing treehuts at night.
Also going to my first Kiwiburn (NZ's regional Burning Man event) was life-changing.
Teach, Learn, Share
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories, laughs, ridiculousness......songs, dances, esoteric conversations........and my signature ginger tea!
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, Denmark, Fiji, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Samoa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom