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  • 74 references 57 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Spanish
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • English and Japanese Teacher
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • From Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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About Me

Hello everyone in Couchsurfing Land.
I'm a tall, friendly, happy, sporty guy from Christchurch. I live with my Japanese partner in my 2-bedroom apartment less than 2km from the central city.
I lived in Japan for 12 years.
I've been to North Korea.
I've run 17 marathons in 8 countries.
I like swimming at lakes, beaches and pools. I love sauna and hot springs too.
Note: Please ask for ONE or TWO nights only (if I'm not too busy and we get along well, three nights may be possible).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted about 40 couchsurfers.

I love it...


I like to keep fit and enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, running, cycling etc.

I love all sports, especially rugby, cricket, football, tennis and Formula 1.

I absolutely LOVE travelling anywhere, any country, meeting great people and experiencing other cultures.

I like reading all sorts of books (except science-fiction or romance, ha).

I watch Netflix and other streaming platforms.

Heaps of other cool stuff too! (ask me!)

  • dining
  • beer
  • marathon
  • running
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sports
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • rugby
  • swimming
  • beaches
  • nudist

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

These have all been amazing:

Taj Mahal in India
Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament
Entered a sumo tournament (twice!)
Beaches in Thailand
Hiking in Stewart Island, New Zealand

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you English, Japanese and and share my knowledge of New Zealand and Japan.

And other stuff too!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good conversation and a cold beer!

And other stuff too!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Guam, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom

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