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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
I'm an Australian OT, currently trying to cram the entire world into my backpack before doing something sensible like settling down. I love meeting new people, forging new friendships, having in depth conversations about strange and interesting things, trying new cultures & foods, and everything else relating to travel! In 20 years time I hope to look back and regret nothing!
My fiance, Phil, and I have just left Londontown, after a wonderful four years, and are backpacking our way back to Australia. I'm keen to try to fit in a bit of couchsurfing, Phil's not so sure... I'd love for someone to be able to convince him otherwise!
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
Por qué estoy en Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As I've been in a perpetual state of limbo travel for the past three years, I have no couch for surfing as yet! Hopefully over the next few years I will buy a house... And then a couch!
I've only just been introduced to the world of couchsurfing! Here's hoping for many new and interesting experiences to come!
Travel, travel, travel, travel, travel. The only thing in my life I don't get bored with! Travel stories, travel books, travel photographs (in fact, anything travel related except carrying my backpack); good music, good live music; cuddles; laughter; family & friends; driving fast (except when tickets are involved); good food; good wine; cooking;
I have a very short attention span, so need to be kept constantly amused - this results in frequently changing hobbies & insane amounts of time & cash spent in attempts to excel in a variety of amusements (cake decorating, guitar & harmonica being the latest casualties)...
I love photography, and am in endless pursuit of the perfect 'mind's eye' frame. I also love waterfalls (??!!). In fact, my favourite place in the whole wide world at the moment would be Plitvice National Park in Croatia - because in the few days we spent hiking there I would've seen more than a few hundred waterfalls. Took about a week for my cheek muscles to stop hurting from smiling so much!
- live music
Música, películas y libros
Anything, anything, anything. Though I tend to get caught up in crap chick lit and thriller books, I love being recommended 'real' books to run away with. Most recently I've enjoyed the Cane River / Red River books, and Shantaram (though this one had to be returned to it's rightful owner before I finished it). I've just picked up an e-book reader, which makes my travelling life a billion times easier as I don't have to cart a library with us in (Phil's) backpack!
I love most music, especially live, and think there's nothing better than being introduced to a new band that you fall in love with! Music festivals are great for that. I guess indie, rock, and jazz would be my faves though... I do tend to be a music snob though, and dislike stuff that's played too much on commercial radio (I'm going to put myself out there & say I intensely dislike Kings of Leon & Florence & the Machine... And I'm aware that I'm probably the only person in the world right now to say that)...
Algo increíble que he hecho
Witnessing a total solar eclipse in Novosibirsk, Russia. Singlehandedly the most beautiful & eerie thing I've ever seen. If I had the time & the money, I'd travel the world chasing these things!
Enseña, aprende, comparte
I could teach anyone how to decorate a cake as long as you're not after perfection :) (see my 'yoda' cake in the profile pics!)... Hmmmm... That's probably about all. I'm good at answering questions I know nothing about :)
Países que he visitado
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland
Países en los que he vivido
Australia, United Kingdom