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Martin and Caitlin Banks

Dedham, England, United Kingdom

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Indonesian
  • 32, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • bits and bobs here and there
  • We are both university educated. M i...
  • From On an island and in the countryside, both in south-east England
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To think of an impressive/witty mission.

ABOUT ME

Friendly and easy going couple. Take things as they come, what happens happens, and we always try to look on the brighter side of things, and love a good laugh.

We both enjoy helping others, and the good feeling it gives us. We love to talk with new people and love to learn new things, about anything really!

We enjoy simple pleasures and the outdoors, and will try our hands at anything.

Martin likes to play music and try to jam on any kind of instrument, the more people involved the more fun it is! He also enjoys anything to do with water, especially the ocean...whether being in, on, or under it. He is interested in learning more about the weird and the wonderful, alternative lifestyles, consciousness, pschadelia and subcultures. Martin also offers completely sterile, original machine-free (some people call them hand-poked) tattoos.

Caitlin wishes she was born into the circus, and has been trying to remedy the fact that she wasn't by hanging upside down from poles, and learning to hula-hoop. She adores burlesque and wants to learn to find it easier to let go in every day life...

There's more to us than we can put into a paragraph like this... meet us and find out more :o)

PHILOSOPHY

Plans never seem to work out....have an idea and go with the flow.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We hope to host in the future, but for now we're travelling and looking forward to meeting and imposing upon the hospitality of many lovely CSers!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Nothing official, but plenty of random times having people to crash during our London years

Interests

Outdoors activities. Nature. Photography. Any activities based around water. Music. Dance. Art. Animation. Abstraction. The human body. Tattoos...& body modifications. Rituals. Science. Philosophy. Psychology. Consciousness. Psychedelics & alternate states of consciousness. Exploration. The Universe. Helping others. Marine conservation. Nutrition and natural healing....many many things really, if you can engage us on a subject we're happy to talk or try it out!

Music, Movies & Books

Hmmmmm....this could be a long list.....
Music favourites: Lamb, Mogwai, Bob Marley, Explosions In The Sky, Four Tet, Postal Service, Jack Johnson, Old skool roots & blues, Youthmovies, Bjork, Murcof, Tenacious D, Karate, Adem, Portico Quartet......the list goes on and on, and on, and on, and on, and on............

Movies: This one is hard to list as well....lets just get together, watch some films/TV series/Docos and discuss! :D David Attenborough is a legend though, as is Louis Theroux.
Man, books has god to be even harder!: Stand out books would have to be Shantaram, survival or exploration books, travel literature or fiction that takes you on a journey....good sci-fi like Arther C. Clarke, abstract books like House of Leaves or Only Revolutions....too many books read, too many enjoyed....let us peruse your shelves and go "ooh! That's a great book!" or "Hmmmm....that looks like a good read!"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Let's meet up and chat about things instead :)

Teach, Learn, Share

We love to learn anything new and would happily teach anyone any skills that we may have to them.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Egypt, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Vanuatu

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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