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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Bartender
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • From sydney
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

Hey! I'm a 23 year old student from Australia who makes ill-advised life decisions. Short term goals like saving up as much money as I can - through months of back-breaking labour- in order to squander it all by globetrotting the world.

The world is a big and beautiful place. And based on what little time we have on this Earth, it's a shame what little time we make in trying to see any of it. Regret is a cancer in the soul; life's short and we're all gonna die someday, so why not do what we love? Proust once said, 'the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Always up for meeting new folks and having a bev and chill with people I'd never think to hang out with. Everybody's a stranger until you get to know them.

Interests

- Snowboarding
- Hiking
- Netflix
- Fitness
- Filmmaking
- Music, mostly hip-hop and electronic. Going to gigs and festivals
- Reading
- Documentaries

- Magnets
- Ghouls
- and other obscure It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia references

  • animals
  • documentaries
  • film making
  • festivals
  • fitness
  • reading
  • music
  • hiking
  • snowboarding

Music, Movies, and Books

Just about everything when it comes to music. Massive hip hop head (Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Run the Jewels, Death Grips). Avid listener of electronic (Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Nicolas Jaar, Grimes). Folk always has its place during travel (Fleet Foxes, Beirut), and some of the timeless oldies (Velvet Underground, David Bowie, The Cure, The Smiths, Beatles) never fail to cure the Monday blues. Love it all.

Book binger of all things: Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy , David Foster Wallace, Don Delillo, Thomas Pynchon, John Steinbeck, Vladamir Nabokov, George R. R . Martin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's the little unplanned and unspoken moments during travels that stick with you the longest.

Like scooting along the countryside in Central Vietnam for hours on end.
Hiking through the Laplands at midnight in -20 degree weather to see the Northern Lights.
Urban exploring the war torn buildings and structures of the Bosnian Genocide in Sarajevo.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm currently learning Spanish and doing a really bad job with it. But I'd eventually like to get certified and teach English abroad.

Eventually.....

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good chill with great people is all I'm looking for. In return I can offer good company, a little help n clean around the casa, and regale you with stories of the deadly, killer animal-infested wasteland that is Australia.

(Because yea, that's not a stereotype at all; all Australians are hardened survivialists)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia

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