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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Carpenter.
  • Cirt 4 in Building and Construction. Bachelor of visual m...
  • From Gold Coast Australia.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

4 month surfing trip. Indonesia, California, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador.

ABOUT ME

I'm Australian, but i now live in Olso, the capital of Norway, which is almost as far away from Australia as you can be. I always thought i was bound to ramble, but Oslo is fast feeling like home. Im currently at the end of a 4 month surf trip of indonesia and central America, and for the first time in my life i'm homesick; but for Scandinavia. It's such a contrast to where i grew up and i miss the people and the amazing surroundings. I do miss daily surfing in Australia, but in snowboarding i've found a new addiction, and the urban aspect of the sport puts a cool spin on things. I wish i knew what the hell i am going to do with my life. This summer i plan to spend a month cycling through the south of France. And get right back into climbing in Norway :) Im currently learning Norwegian, it's super fun!! Im shy when you first meet me, and can sometimes seem a little arkward, this is something i want to over come, but once you get to know me i really open up. I feel like i've tried so many things in my life that i never got really good at anything, but im ok at a lot of things.

PHILOSOPHY

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
Jack Handey.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

After all my travels i don't really care so much about seeing main attractions. Im more interested in pokey back streets and everyday people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None Yet!!! :)

Interests

Music. Guitars of all types. Snowboarding. Surfing. Travel. Climbing. skateboarding. Mountain-biking. Free diving. Eating. Photography(though my camera is a piece of dirt!) Being alone. Being surrounded. The feeling when you instantly click with someone. Day dreaming. Heavily falling snow. Trust.

  • photography
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • skateboarding
  • sports
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Irvine Welsh. Hunter S. Tom Robbins. Thomas Harris etc.. Rock 'n' roll biographies.Music: Rock n roll, metal, blues, folk.. anything with guitar wizardry.. whether it be Latin, Classical or Norwegian black metal. Sometimes the harmonies and metaphors in Hard-core and Metal are as moving to me as Phoebe snow's voice, or Gustavo Santaolalla's charango playing.Lots of films... and docos.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The pictures explain a few :)

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