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**Before I get started, please note that I get a lot of short copy & paste requests. I really enjoy reading from those who take the time to read my profile and write me a personalised request. I will write back to every single person who obviously reads my profile and sends me a courteous request. However if I get a short copy & paste request, I will decline without leaving a reason from now on. "Hi Chris" is a good start... "Hi, I need a place to crash tomorrow" isn't. The ironic thing is only those doing the proper CS thing will see this warning**
It may sound boring for a place like CS, but I am foremost interested in travel. I work and go through the hard yards just to earn my time away. I am not too much of the party type these days, but I do like the company of friends and strangers alike. I enjoy seeing live music, going out to watch movies with friends and the odd flutter of poker at the casino.
I would say I am rather shy and reserved, but if I have a good connection with someone then I am probably seen as more outgoing and relaxed. I feel I am considerate to those around and want to assist people in any way I can.
I am very passionate about visiting Europe, Germany in particular, and plan on traveling there regularly and looking into the possibility of moving permanently there one day. I have a strong interest in learning German and really enjoy chats about languages and lifestyles of different parts of the world.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have a couch available (see couch info for more detail). Alternatively I am keen on meeting up with any couch surfer visiting Melbourne for coffee, food and/or to show around. If wanting to check out some live bands - I'm the guy to seek! I drive and know of many great locations that tourists must visit.
I started hosting people from January 2010, and have since hosted a lot of surfers aswell as surfing some couches in Germany and Austria. I also enjoy going out to many of the CS events organised on the Melbourne group aswell as during my time in Germany & Austria.
Live music, travel, poker, movies, cafes & restaurants, being lazy
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: District 9, Das Faelscher, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rounders, Inglorious Basterds, Bourne Ultimatum, Soul Kitchen, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, High Fidelity
Music: Ryan Adams, The Veils, Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr, Bluebottle Kiss, The Mars Volta, Madsen, Sebadoh, The Arcade Fire, M83, Micah P Hinson, The National, Fleet Foxes, Richmond Fontaine, Grant Lee Buffalo
Books: Umm... those are the things with a cover and pages inside, right?
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My favourite place in the world is along the Rhine. Absolutely beautiful. Staying at Kay's place near Bingen and doing car and boat trips around the Rhine was major highlights, as is the train line that runs from Koblenz to Mainz. Oktoberfest 2011 was ridiculously good fun :D Traveling around Allgaeu, and the Baltic Coast are some of the most memorable places I visit.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to play poker to any level (although don't want to teach to those with an addictive personality). Also can exchange English for German. I also have interests/knowledge in cooking, massage and travel advice through Australia which I am open to sharing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Fiji, France, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In