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To travel through the Middle East and discover modern and historic cultures.
I am a travller at heart and I am very much looking forward to my adventure through the Middle East. Outside of travelling I work in the NGO sector as a Project Manager and I am currently learning about Social Entrepreneurship.
Explore, Learn, Teach, Give, Be Bold and Take Action
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have just joined the Couch Surfing community and I am hoping to meet lots of great people on my way through the Middle East. I am sure I will repay the kindness I receive by opening my own home to fellow travellers when I return to Sydney.
I have none yet but I am hoping to CouchSurf through the Middle East:)
Social Entrepreneurship, Indigenous Cultures, Travellling, Music, Sport (Snowboarding, Basketball and Soccer), Learning.
Music, Movies, and Books
Control (Joy Division - Ian Curtis), Gandhi, Malcom X - A spike lee joint, Kanyini, Ten Canoes, We.with words from Arundhati Roy, Invisible Children, All the invisible children, Hotel Rwanda, The Edukators (German), The Weather Underground, Guerrilla: the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, The Constant Gardener, City of god, Favela Rising, The Interpreter, Lord of War, Syriana, An Inconvenient Iruth, The Power of Nightmares, Blood Diamond, Send a Bullet (Brazilian), The Corporation, Black Coffee, Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (Tibetan), Punishment Park, Kids,
Hip Hop, Folk, Some Indie rock - e.g. Atmosphere, Wu-Tang, Mos Def, Jose Gonzalez, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Black Lips, Joy Division
The pleasures and sorrows of work, The consolations of philosophy, Status anxiety, and The art of travel (All by Allain de Botton), Memo for a saner world (Bob Brown), Parecon (Michael Albert), Aboriginal Australians (Richard Broome), Achieving social justice (Larissa Behrendt), Indigenous Futures(Tim Rowse), Elders, Man in the Holocene (Max Frisch), Notes From Underground(Dostoyevsky), Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida, Utopia (Thomas Moore), The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka), Crime And Punishment (Dostoyevsky), A Modern Utopia (H.G Wells).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most amazing things I have seen is Milford Sound (actually a fiord). The day I was there it was sunny with just enough clouds to make it beautifully mystic. Out of nowhere a pod of 300 dolphins started flipping out of the water and playing with our boat. It was truly amazing.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am currently learning about Social Entrepreneurship and Business and would be more than happy to share what I have learnt and the great resources I have found.
I have written a thesis on Indigenous Self-Determination and I have volunteered and worked in the Indigenous Sector in Australia for three years. Happy to share what I have learnt there.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, New Zealand, Peru, Slovakia, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In