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Kurt Johansen

Happy Valley, OR, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Engineer
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore New Zealand

ABOUT ME

looking to do some traveling before I move

PHILOSOPHY

all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed at Tally's place in Palmerston North, NZ for 2 nights. Also went to an Auckland concert/party/CS-meet during my NZ trip 2006.

Interests

snow skiing, backpacking, piano, music, philosophy, sustainability

Music, Movies & Books

music: pink floyd, phish, dave matthews, ben folds, STP, godspeed you! black emperor, gershwin, schumann books: atlas shrugged, true to our roots, dalai lama, a short history of nearly everything

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Yellowstone was amazingly beautiful. I recommend everyone to go see it.

Teach, Learn, Share

MY NEW ZEALAND TIPS: 1) PHONE: Get an unlocked cell phone before coming to NZ. Buy a vodafone SIM card, and maybe a cheap long distance phone card for calling home. 2) TRANSPORT: Buy a car in the South Island. Get a Intercity Bus Flexipass for the North. 3) MONEY: You'll get a better exchange rate if you: Bring Traveller's checks in your own currency (if one of the top 10 in the world); Only exchange money in banks; shop around in the big cities. 4) TREKING: Use treking poles if you do the Tongariro Northern Circuit. Plan on ~2.5 liters of water per day. Take full advantage of the NZ hut system; Almost no need for a tent, stove, water filter.

Countries I've Visited

New Zealand

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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