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Enjoy and explore the world with the people I meet!
I want to have fun whilst searching to learn and discover more about the way the world works. I think it's incredible how much you can learn from the different ways people consider the worlds they live in!
I'm ridiculously easygoing. There really isn't much I won't put up with or smile about. I am happiest being around people, although I guess I'm sometimes kind of pensive...in a good contemplative-conversation-inducing way c:
I'd also like to think I'm fairly adventurous, and as a result I'll give anything a go at least once!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting when I'm at home... sharing as much as I can when I'm abroad!
I signed up to the CS Project because I love more than anything to learn about other peoples' thoughts, ideas and views of the world.
And because I believe the best music and adventures are had with the locals...
So far I've hosted a few couchsurfers at home and couchsurfed a a fair bit myself...it's been great! It is inspiring to meet so many beautiful people! I so love having people round!
*Enjoying the great outdoors, sunshine,
*MUSIC!!!! ...listening to and playing all types of sounds,
*Dancing to good beats,
*Discussing ideas, dreams, society, science, politics (but i don't care enough to argue!),
*Laughing over a few drinks,
*Surf and beaches, rugged coasts, the ocean,
*Snorkelling with the fishes, diving with the sharks,
*Trekking, rambling, strolling,
*Skiing, snowboarding, snow,
*Different cultures & languages
*Regarding painting, photography, installation, theatre, architecture,
*Sleeping (anywhere warm),
*Nature & gardening,
*Eating and cooking fresh, local food.
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- meeting new people
- wild camping
- native plants
- edible plants
- human ecology
- wild plants
- medicinal plants
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies? I prefer films that catch my mind or make me grin... otherwise I don't have the attention span ha! In the Mood for Love, Beasts of the Southern Wild, La Dolce Vita, Café de Flore, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Limits of Control, La Via è Bella, Persepolis, Trainspotting, The Holy Mountain, and The Grand Budapest Hotel are some favourites off the top of my head.
Think Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Wong Kar-wai, Roberto Benigni, Michel Gondry, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Federico Fellini, Shohei Imamura,... Hayao Miyazaki :)
Music ?! I love music. I love music so much. All sorts of music... please don't put me in a category! I have a capricious assortment of music passions, and a bad memory so you'll probably have to sing, strum, souffler ...
Books? I don't get a chance to get read books as often as I'd like but I dig autobiographies, books on natural science (particularly anything to do with plants or the weather), dystopic fantasies... Amongst my favourite authors sit Tim Winton, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, Roald Dahl and Aldous Huxley. I really like poetry too.
My impending reading list includes:
1. Immortality - Milan Kundera
2. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathon Safran Foer
3. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss (married to Jonathon Safran Foer)
4. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
5. 100 years of solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
7. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
8. The Latin trilogy by Louis de Bernieres - The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share all my knowledge about the plants we can eat.
I grew up in the ocean so I can teach you to swim or surf (I'm no Mick Fanning, but I've taught a few people now!)
I can make a decent espresso.
I can teach you to read the clouds,
Or I can teach you to slowly fold a paper crane (I'm working on my emu!)
Practise some yoga? Or play the violoncello?
I know you will teach me much more!!
I'm keen to share and learn just about anything... and I love languages...j'ai besoin de practiquer mon français! Or maybe 日本語を話しますか。¿Habla usted español? Italiano? Монгол хэл мэдэх үү? or a few jokes in English...
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, France, Mongolia, Portugal, United Kingdom