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Making the most of each day
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Can host, meet for a drink/coffee, show the sights, or join you for an adventure :-)
hiking, biking, running, swimming, surfing, playing basketball, paragliding, scuba diving, reading books, making friends
- scuba diving
Music, Movies, and Books
Varied interests, too difficult to categorize.
Music - U2 & Beatles are old favourites.
Books - P.G. Wodehouse, Douglas Adams, Jared Diamond, Steinbeck, George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Arthur C Clarke; to name just a few of the authors whose works I adore
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
For the most wonderful sight I've seen, a very close tie between the fjords of Norway & the micronesian islands of Palau.
And I love Sydney. Everday that love grows stronger - I feel so lucky to call Sydney my home!
Teach, Learn, Share
Regarding Snake-Charming & Lion-Taming: The most important thing to bear in mind is that snakes can be charmed while lions can be tamed, but never the other way around.
Regarding wizarding & flying: Those of us from the east have long realized that flying carpets are much more comfortable than broomsticks, especially for your backside.
Regarding everything else: Don't Panic!
More mundane but useful tips for Sydney couch-surfers.
1) Sydney can be an expensive city, and even public transportation can get costly. Hence I highly recommend getting a weekly travel pass once you're here. That gives you unlimited access to the buses & ferries, and/or trains. (Ferry travel in Sydney is pretty cool!). Note that there are different types of travel passes, with different coverages & prices. For more info, check out their website http://www.131500.com.au/faresandpasses/travelpass.asp
2) Regardless of where you're couch-surfing, get yourself a pre-paid mobile phone/SIM card. It enables you to contact your hosts & vice versa. It's invaluable for couch surfing, especially in today's fast-paced unpredictable world where plans are often subject to last minute changes & extenuating circumstances (traffic jams, train delays, etc, etc).
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, France, Germany, Guam, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, India, Japan, Spain, United States