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Hi! I live in Albany, Western Australia and manage a college of natural medicine as well as teaching and developing courses. I'm been a long-term traveller in the past and, although I'm pretty settled at the moment, am planning on doing some long-term travelling again in the future.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As a traveller, I have been offered fantastic hospitality by people I met all around the world. This is a great opportunity to give back as well as meet people from around the world.
Update: I have now been on Couchsurfing around 6 months and I receive an average of 3 requests per week. Sadly, I have discovered that a lot of people don't seem to understand the concept. Couchsurfing is a beautiful example of a shared economy - I am more than happy to share my space and my food and wine, provide a bed with clean sheets, drive you around, give you advice, let you have long showers and use my washing machine, but I do expect you to contribute SOMETHING back. It's called Couchsurfing, not Freeloading. If you are not prepared to buy a bottle of wine, don't drink all of mine. If I cook a meal for you, wash the dishes or offer to cook on another day. If you have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here for 5 days, go shopping for some food. If I have driven you 100km round trip to see a particularly beautiful place, offer to put some petrol in the car. The very least you can do is write a reference! I sincerely wish I didn't have to write this, but unfortunately the majority have ruined it for those awesome few Couchsurfers out there. Now, I turn most people down because it ends up costing me a lot of time and money and your 'amazing' travel stories are simply not enough. If I find your profile interesting enough, I might say yes. Here's a link you might like to read: http://francistapon.com/Travels/Advice/How-to-be-a-Good-Couchsurfing-Guest-and-Host
Travelling, camping, nature, music, festivals, yoga, cooking, conservation (and conversation!), friends, wine, food...
- long-term travel
Music, Movies, and Books
too many to mention
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Kayaked at midnight in the phosphorescent Bahia de Concepcion in Mexico with hundreds of dolphins swimming around me.
Teach, Learn, Share
anything and everything!
What I Can Share with Hosts
stories, food, cooking, wine
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Mexico, United States