James Nolting

Berkeley, California, United States

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  • traveling, anthropological research, questioning my exist...
  • ba in psychology (santa cruz, california)
  • From Berkeley, California, USA
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About Me


To sample as many Australian pies as possible


I'm an optimistic person. I try to remain calm and accept life as it is. I like to run and play, swim, climb trees, make music, cook and eat yummy food. I've been away from home for 21 months and I'm learning more every day.


Stop the waste!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I like to give back any way I can. I think life is better when people help each other. I'll do the dishes, walk the dog, water the garden, go shopping or glean something from the bin. I'm looking forward to hosting as soon as I settle down a bit more.


My girlfriend and I have been couchsurfing around Australia and it's been amazing. Meeting some great people that I would never have known otherwise. It's great to get out of the hostels and caravan parks and see the country as it is. Everyone is so different and we have a lot to learn from one another.


Climbing mountains, swimming, fishing, hiking, big trees, frisbee, movies, baking, turning trash into treasure

Music, Movies, and Books

I really enjoy fantasy and science fiction but a good biography is good too. I like to be taught by media more than just entertained. I'm trying to learn the ukulele at the moment and it is giving me new respect for all the incredible artists out there.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed as many of the redwood trees growing around my university as I could when I should have been studying.

Yosemite National Park in California and the south island of New Zealand

Teach, Learn, Share

My mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe. Dangerously delicious.

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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