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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, Japanese, Turkish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Solutions Architect (Amazon Web Services)
  • Self Taught
  • From London, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

A friendly English guy who now lives life in Sydney, Australia. I enjoy yoga, sports and many different activities. Amongst my friends I am known for giving most things a try and rarely shy away from situations. I feel like I am a good person and generally keep my friends very close.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For meeting people and helping out where I can.

Interests

Yoga, acroyoga, acrobatics, snowboarding, kite surfing, programming, pool, healthy eating

  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • billiards
  • kite surfing
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • gymnastics
  • acroyoga
  • javascript
  • handstands

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I free-climbed (Trad) Longs Peaks (one of 14 14,000ft mountains in USA) with a friend. The route we took was called "The casual", which was nowhere near the hardest route up the 1000ft climb. It took us over 9 hours to get to the summit, which is where reality set in and we didnt have safe way back down (the sun was setting!).

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach acroyoga (I've spent years learning and very happy to share). I also teach build up and eventually how to hold handstands (I can hold one for more than 2 minutes now).

I'm currently learning how to hold one armed handstands and any new acro moves.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A curiosity for life.
Compassion

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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