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Mitch Shaw

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • University
  • From Narooma, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profile 40% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

6 Year Degree, 6 Summer Holiday's, 6 Foreign Continents to Visit

ABOUT ME

People know me for my spontaneity. One minute I could be sitting at home or in a class at university, the next I'm on a plane to another state or country. Travelling is the thing that makes me happiest. I love new cultures, new people, new stories, and new life experience.

My first big trip sums me up pretty well. I was sitting in my room at university flicking through a newspaper when I found a ridiculously cheap flight from Sydney to Shanghai, China. The next minute it was booked and I was packing my bag. At first I thought I could stay in China and learn Mandarin. The trip turned into a 4 month expedition across Asia to 8 countries.

Uni wasn't impressed.

But every day I try to remind myself that life shouldn't be taken too seriously. It doesn't last long enough for that. Let's make it an adventure. Travellers seem to be way cooler people anyway!

Anyway, when I am trying to exercise my serious side I study Medicine at the University of New South Wales. (Don't hurt yourself yet though, I'm not ready for that!)

PHILOSOPHY

I believe there is something to learn from every experience, whether the experience is positive or negative. I always try to look for what it is I should learn from every experience

Change is exciting, it should be embraced.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm hoping to help those who travel to Sydney fall in love with this amazing city as much as I have.

I live on campus so my couch won't be available this year. Hopefully I'll get my own apartment soon though!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first experience was again random and spontaneous. I met someone in a hostel in Hong Kong who happened to be meeting up with a couchsurfer. A group of us explored the entire city, seeing and doing things I could only dream of doing in every city I visit. It turned out to be one of the best day's of my trip, which is why I would love to give the same experience for others in Sydney

Interests

Any sort of adventure New people from diverse cultures I love trying new things, especially food! Easy going people People with a story Growing up on the beach, it's hard not to love it

Music, Movies & Books

I love digging up fresh Australian music, and from all around the world for that matter.

Books and movies I'm warming to. A song doesn't take quite so long to get through. Maybe that's why I favour it?

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I met a long-lost brother of mine for the second time in my life in an airport in Singapore.

Teach, Learn, Share

When you travel to the Great Wall of China, walk beyond tower 23. You will then have seen the true Great Wall and witnessed one of the most amazing things in your life.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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