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To travel around Borneo between 22 December and 7 January 2017
Friends say that I'm an outgoing, upbeat, positive person, with lots of energy and enthusiasm for life. I am quite a social person, but also like quiet moments looking at a beautiful sunset or reading a book. I am considerate and sensitive with friends and am very loyal, always try my best to be supportive if anyone needs help. I love to live life to the full, and really enjoy beautiful scenery and meeting interesting people from all walks of life. I also really enjoy sailing, and have been on some great trips with friends on week long charters on the Med in Europe and Turkey, also a few one-off day races when in Australia. I'm a long-time vegetarian, but I have no issues with people other people eating as much meat as they like :-) .
I'm currently teaching English at a school in Kuwait and really enjoying it here, there is lotshappening, so many cultural events, and the people I have met here have been great. I also go to a local meditation group and find it very relaxing. There are so many different nationalities living and working in Kuwait, it is a very interesting place and I meet up with the really cool couchsurfing group here for social events. I spent last Christmas and New Year in Sri Lanka and met lots of Couchsurfers both locals, expats and other travellers and can truly say it was one of my best holidays, thanks to the wonderful people I met there, and am still in touch with many of them.
Live and let live, live for today, YOLO - make the most of life, You Only Live Once) (maybe? ;-) Be as good a person as I can be. Be Happy, be considerate, be fun. Be in the moment.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love to meet new and interesting people through couchsurfing, most people I have stayed with or met through CS are now friends.
I've done some Couchsurfing in Australia, New Zealand and now South America. I have met some wonderful people who I am still friends with. It has been a great experience.
I love travelling, the arts, literature, theatre, particularly live music. I have a wide ranging taste in music, very eclectic, but it means a lot to me, so going to see live bands is something I am passionate about. I have more recently been travelling in South America, have previously travelled in India, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and am loving the freedom and the amazing sights I have been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to see. I enjoy the cinema, from art house European cinema to American Pie, so again, quite eclectic. I like most types of music from classical to punk, I like to keep busy and get the most out of life and to see the beauty in nature. I do suffer a bit from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) which can be difficult at times in South America, with so many things to do and places to see!
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Soooo many! For books both classics to postmodernism and a lot in between. Jose Saramago, Paul Auster, Jane Austen, Brontes, Camus, Alain Robbe Grillet, anything challenging and interesting, 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' and 'Vernon God Little' are contemporary favourites. Films: 'In Bruges' 'Fight Club', 'Being John Malkovich', 'Dude Where's My Car' 'Lars and the Real Girl'. Lots of great films, old and new... love the cinema when it's done well.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The Golden Temple at Amritsar in India was a very amazing place. It is visually stunning, but more than that, also has something about it that is indefinable, but has an almost tangibly wonderful and calming atmosphere. Also in India, was some prehistoric rock art, near Bhopal, a place called Bhimbetka. The paintings are simple, but just stunning. You can walk up close to see them, they are in the open to view and are just incredible, I was blown away by them. Closer to home, the rocks at Kynance Cove in Cornwall also have some magical draw. They are beautiful and also seem to have some kind of aura about them. When the tide is coming in, they become even more beautiful than when surrounded by golden sand. More recently, Machu Picchu - of course! But also Isla Del Sol on Lake Titicaca had a magical tranquility about it.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am an English teacher, both in England in schools and now as a CELTA qualified teacher of English as a second language to adults and children. I am currently teaching English in Kuwait. I love to learn about other people's interests and life stories, how they come to be where they are. I like people with a story to tell, hopefully some funny ones as well. I am a very positive person and enjoy life to the full, I love sharing a love of life with others.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Information about various places around the world, a shared enjoyment of life. I can cook, I like to help around the house for hosts and be generally useful and good company . Help hosts with English if they want.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In