Leah Hamilton

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Law Clerk
  • LLB, BA(Hons) at University of Otago
  • From Dunedin, New Zealand
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About Me


To see the world!


I love reading, computer games, cooking, baking, eating, running, writing, and gardening. ... and of course, I'm really keen to travel!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far the experiences I've had through CouchSurfing have been overwhelmingly positive! I've met some fantastic people along the way, and have kept in touch! Love it.


I'm a big history buff :)

I like learning about various conspiracy theories haha, but I take them with many, many grains of salt. I try to be environmentally conscious, and I'm mostly vegan for climate change reasons.

I read poetry and books a lot, and I enjoy writing. I love learning new languages, and also English linguistics. I often listen to music, and I love searching /r/listentothis for new tunes. I love blue cheese, and I cook and bake whenever I get a chance. I like drinking good wines and beers.

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Sartre, Kafka, Haruki Murakami, Pynchon, Nabokov, Herman Hesse, Jorge-Luis Borges, Vonnegut. Right now I'm reading The Bone People, by Keri Hulme, and Oranges are not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson.

Sufjan Stevens, MGMT, Iron and Wine, Kids of 88, Florence and the Machine, Nick Drake, Passion Pit, Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, The Avalanches, The Decemberists, The Veils, OK Go, Zero 7, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Phoenix, The Velvet Underground, Album Leaf, AIR, Liam Finn, Fleet Foxes, Tycho, Gold Panda, The Shins, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, Kanye West, Kid Cudi.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sunrise in Cairns, Australia. Absolutely beautiful. On the same trip, we saw a massive stingray right up next to the shore. Scary, but cool! We went snorkeling there, and saw so many crazy fish on the Great Barrier Reef!

Hiking in the Thai jungle, and seeing tarantulas and viper snakes.

Drinking snake blood in Vietnam.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, France, Germany, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

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