Janak Rogers

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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About Me


Be thankful and be nice. Also, avoid writing mission statements


Gawd. Descriptions. I am 26. A guy. I grew up in Australia initially, but then in the US for wee while, India for a long while, and have since lived in the UK, Mexico, and France for a little bit. Melbourne is home at the moment. I studied Politics and Spanish at uni, learnt how to use the word 'paradigm' without blushing. Then I learnt it in Spanish, tough as it was - 'paradigma'. Now I'm finished, both with uni and blushing, and hope to start doing some volunteer work overseas.

So, an update for 2010! Am, lordy lordy, now 29. Nearly 30, even. After uni, worked in Israel/Palestine for a bit, then spent the last couple of years in France. Finally learned French properly. (Yes, 'paradigme'. French is great - just add an e to everything.) Been back to India a lot recently well. Surprised to think i maybe have home there too. So, life rolls on. Things are good, I reckon. Am gonna study yoga for a bit in Nepal. See if, god willing, i can one day touch my toes. Wish me luck.


Same again: Be nice. And be thankful. And avoid writing personal philosophies.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Share and share alike. After all, we're all good people and mostly looking to find real others rather than suntans and postcards when we go travelling. Anything that furthers that goal, I say, can only be good.


Yep. Have been both a couchsurfer and couchsurfee.


Everything, at least to some degree. But also mainly friends and books and music and languages and cooking and writing and politics and travel. And love, of course, which is maybe something more than just 'interesting'.

Music, Movies, and Books

Fine, i know it's something of cliche these days, but Kerouac really did change my life. I read everything he wrote then and swung a pack on my back with all the wide-eyed wonder that he wanted of me. I wasn't dissappointed, either. Not entirely. But others have changed my life, too: Salinger, Doestoyevski, Neruda, Primo Levi, even jane austen, who reminds me that most things in life, are, after all, quite agreeable.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived and breathed.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Laos, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, India, Israel, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

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