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To see the world and follow a map to its edges.
We are a couple from Melbourne, Australia who left home over two years ago to live and work in London (and loved it!). We packed up our lives in London in March this year (2013) and set off for travel through South and North America - with a view to finish in October.
We had jobs in Finance (Accounting & Private Equity) whilst we were in Melbourne and then London however, we had to quit those jobs in order for this adventure to happen (which has been the best decision we have ever made!).
I want to see the World. Follow a map to its edges and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me.
Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As we are currently on the move, we can't host anyone... but when we do settle in Australia towards the end of 2013, we will definitely be hosting!
We are new-ish to couch surfing (the website) but are very familiar with the concept as we have hosted a countless number of people on our futon in London (almost too many to keep track of). We love the concept and when we eventually settle down somewhere after our travels, would love to keep having people stay with us and share their stories!
Travel, music, cycling, photography, golf, travel, travel and... travel!
The only continent left to go to now is Antarctica.
Steve plays the guitar (electric and acoustic) and a few other instruments and would love to have a jam with people who we are staying with or hosting!
When we eventually do settle in Melbourne, Gajia wants to start up a cycle cafe with great coffee and music.
Music, Movies, and Books
Lots and all genres.
Stevie Wonder, D'angelo, Maxwell, RHCP, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Erykah Badu, Sinatra
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, glacier hiking in Iceland, the Great Wall of China, night shipwreck scuba diving in Zanzibar and a boat ride into Iguazu Falls!
We also love cycling and in summer 2012 rode from London to Brussels over four days which was awesome!
Teach, Learn, Share
We are both Native English speaks and are currently learning Spanish. Gajia also speaks Chinese.
Steve is very musical and can share all his guitar knowledge.
We have lots to share about our travels.
We love sports and so would be keen to join in on activities that involve the outdoors and a bit of adrenaline.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, United Kingdom