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Joshua McGettigan

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Just finished my studies, yet to get...
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Bache...
  • From South Island, New Zealand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

New and challenging cultural experiences

ABOUT ME

After completing my university studies, I decided that I wanted to pospone the real world for another year. So I am travelling around South America for 2010.

I enjoy thoughtful discussions, particularly with people who have a different opinion to me. I play the guitar, harmonica, and the ukulele, although I only have my guitar and some harmonicas with me currently. I am also very sociable and love a good party!

PHILOSOPHY

Seize the present, regrets about things you didn´t do in the past are much worse than disappointments.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have only just joined, with a view to surfing some couches around South America during the year. Once I find a place to settle down for long enough, I will open up my couch to the community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Found out about the CS project through my New Zealand flatmates. They advertised my room in Dunedin when I was away during the university holidays, and an Israeli guy was living there for about 5 days. This was unbeknownst to me, until I found the sheets and socks he had left behind as a gift! But I loved the concept when I heard about it, and plan to support it from now on. Local knowledge is invaluable.

Interests

Culturally: Playing guitar, harmonica, piano, ukulele, collaborating with others or by myself, and I sing a bit too. Going to watch live music is another favourite pastime.

Socially: having ridiculous conversations, laughing, dancing.

Sport: I have done quite a bit of skiing, mountain running and hiking, as outlets for my love of the outdoors. Rugby union, rugby league and cricket would be the 3 sports I follow most closely, although football is becoming more interesting ever since New Zealand qualified for the 2010 world cup!

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Muse, The Go! Team, The Beatles, Beirut, Ben Harper, The Devil Makes Three, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Jose Gonzales, The Black Seeds, Fat Freddy's Drop, Inside My Speech Bubble, Fly My Pretties, St Germain, Oasis, Gomez, The Shins, Neil Young, Salmonella Dub, John Butler Trio, dDub, Radiohead, Winter Soldier, Shapeshifter, The Lightbulb Revolution, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, UNKLE, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Jens Lekman, The Panics, Kasabian

Movies: Fight Club, Forrest Gump, Love Actually, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Books: Shantaram, The God Delusion, To Kill a Mockingbird, Four Fires

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Faught off a pack of wild squirrel monkeys who were trying to steal my papayas in the Bolivian jungle.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can crochet, play the guitar and the ukulele, and ski. Am more than happy to share any of those things.

Estoy intentando a mejorar mi castellano (o español si prefieras), y me gustaria mucho aprender mas.

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