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Feilidh O'Dwyer-Strang

Aarhus, Denmark

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Overview

  • 109 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Indonesian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Trained journalist and liaison offic...
  • Graduate diploma in journalism, unde...
  • From Dunedin, New Zealand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I want to make the most of living in Europe by travelling often, making new friends and taming my Masters

ABOUT ME

Hey there, I'm Feilidh (pronounced Faylee).

I currently live in Denmark where I study an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation in Aarhus along with 73 others from 40 countries. From September I'll be living in Hamburg and getting started on my thesis.

Last year I was featured in a video about CouchSurfing for a programme called The Wireless in NZ. Check it out and you'll learn a bit about me (and see I'm not a murderous psychopath):

http://vimeo.com/91381056

I have a blog where I write about my travels and other things (I very rarely update it these days). If you enjoy it, please follow:

http://awanderingkiwi.blogspot.dk

NZ is a beautiful place but quite geographically isolated. It is my home and I love it but I want to be away and explore the world for a few years before returning.

I'm outgoing, relaxed and philosophical. I love meeting new people to share good experiences with.

PHILOSOPHY

My personal philosophy is to experience as much of the world as possible, help those less fortunate than myself and constantly strive to increase my knowledge about the earth and its inhabitants.

We will all die some day - this is the only life we can be sure of so as much as possible I think we should spend our time with the people we love doing the things we love. A bit corny, right?

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If you wish to stay with me, please read my couch info. I only have room for ONE guest at a time and you will be sharing a room with me.

I have hosted, surfed and been to quite a few CS meetings.

I'm always happy to meet new people for drinks or a meal and show travelers around.

visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In my various houses I've hosted more than 30 CouchSurfers in NZ and met up with more. I've now surfed in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Japan and Taiwan.

Nearly all my experiences have been positive and I've made some close friends.

I do believe in reciprocity so anyone who hosts me is welcome to stay wherever I happen to be living in the future.

Interests

I like to read, write, go to the gym, have interesting conversations. I like Youtube, big time. I'm passionate about politics & current affairs and I'm a big appreciator of movies and great TV series.

I am a huge fight fan.. Both K1 and MMA. Got my Scuba certificate and also enjoy riding motobikes (although I currently don't own one while living in Europe).

Music, Movies & Books

Some movies I love: Memento, American History X, The Lives of Others, Zatoichi, Der Utergang, Gladiator, Heat, Inception

Books: 1984, HappinessTM, Brave New World, Life of Pi

TV shows: The Wire, The Sopranos, Spartacus, Peep Show, Family Guy, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Would I Lie to You? Have I got New For You? Last Week Tonight

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I volunteered to work with the endangered Leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica.

Had an amazing tour of the Australian Outback where I slept under the stars on a swag and walked around Uluru.

Traveling and experiencing different cultures is amazing

Teach, Learn, Share

This reminds me of one of my favourite books of all time - Happiness TM by Will Ferguson. It's a scathing, hilarious satire on the Self-Help industry.

"Gone Fishin'"

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand

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