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Craig Thomas

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 55 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish, Swahili
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Its Business Time
  • Bachelor, postgrad in life/travel :)
  • From Wellington, New Zealand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Post 1000 Day Holiday Adventures :)

ABOUT ME

Currently hanging out in the Hunter Valley. Its Business Time. -- I finished my 1000 Day Holiday 10/2008. Then moved to Vancouver for 10 months. Finally home again, a total of 1400 Days later.

Im now back in the 'normal life' building a business to enable further travel :)

All about me: Eternally Positive. I like dancing funny. I am a total foodie. I like to say 'why not' to travel proposals. Chilli sauce can save any food thats mediocre.

I love the outdoors and getting the blood pumping. Skydiving, Snowboarding, Rock/Ice Climbing, Kitesurfing. I'll give anything a go. Really!

While I was travelling I collected alternative souvenirs.

A Swimming pool!

A heart shaped frying pan. Great for mini pancakes or eggs.

Calculator Watch. yes they still exist!. They are so good when youre stuck thinking in 1 currency which was 2 countries ago.

A travel Hulahoop

Heel Roller skates that strap onto any shoes, and the wheels light up when spinning!

A skipping rope, more useful than a towel in Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy...

A Japanese Emergency fire escape plastic bag. Instructions for use: open bag and wave it to fill with air. put it over your head, then run thru the smoke and flames. Not sure how melt proof it is. Hope I never need it!

Chilli Sauce X3. This has saved the day so many times. Turns average/bad food into a manageably tasty morsel.

A Mongolian Disco Lights Baby Pacifier/dummy. ( Im suspecting chinese made)

A large adjustable spanner/wrench - nuts and bolts are everywhere.. you just never know!

Dutch Clogs ( the foam ones)

A Tigger travel towel

Others still to find: a frizbee, some form of burning man outfits...

Apparently Im: More trusting, Less Old fashioned, and less spiritual than the average.

Random things I was carrying but somehow lost:

Travel Hula Hoop V1, and V2.

Wish I bought it but didn't: DOH! a beach ball (inflatable plastic ball) that was a globe aka map of earth...

-- I don't do stress. Im very easy going, love to have a laugh, explore and find the randomness in life.

PHILOSOPHY

Be good, and hopefully others be good too. Theres no point being negative. Believe in the human spirit.

Experiences: If you want to do it, Do it. No questions. Life is short and you dont know if the opportunity will come again. Never wear Fisherman Pants or Crocs. :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

promoting CS to cool locals and travelers I meet along the way. Share the Love!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

# Hosting Nanouk before CS was in my head # Hiking in Mumbai, India with Navin # Hanging in Kigali, Rwanada w Irene # Partying w the crew in Sao Paulo, Brazil # Eating & Partying in Sydney w the crew. # Learning Thai Massage w Susannah in Thailand # Clubbing in Bed, Bangkok w MISS SAIGON # Dissecting the Popcorn Coup in Vientiane w Tari # Sharing a Couch w Santi & Brooke Hosted by Laura in Kunming, China # Couchsurfing w Thoma & Sarah in Shanghai, China # Touristing Yunnan, China W Ray # 2 weeks touring Mongolia w Jasmina # Couching it in Moscow w Natalia & Katia # Movember in Estonia w Elis (grow a Mo for Cancer) # Surfing n eating Gateaux for breakfast w Sabrina in Berlin # Couch House in Hamburg w M,S,J & M # CS Sinterclauss Party Rotterdam 07 # Terrorism tourism with Helen in Leeds # Free Hugs, Trafalger Square in London # Carnival in Sitges with Phillipe # Partying in Bogota w the local Crew # CS Meetup in Habana, Cuba # Hanging w Duke & Nanouk in Mexico # Burning Man w Mr Smiley & Drew @ Hippocampus! # Roadtripping in Oregon w Alex # Breaking Brents CS cherry in Portland # Couching w Eric in Seattle # Living w Rain, Celeste & Dave in N Van! # Hosting Marissa # May09 Ghetto BBQ - Hosted 50ish peeps :) # June09 Ghetto BBQ - Hosted 50ish peeps :) # June09 - Hosted Steph & Nadine, Tristan, Mya & Bliss # August - HOSTED SUPER MASSIVE HOUSE PARTY w FREE BEER - 200+ people.. # Burning Man'09-12 w Smiley, Drew, Jason etc # + a bunch of meetups, parties and such since then..

Interests

Snowboarding, Kitesurfing, Skydiving, Hiking, rock climbing. Eating everything at least once!

Music, Movies & Books

Books in my Pack right now/recently read: Catch 22, A Short history of almost everything, Good Omens.

my ipod has almost everything I have ever listened to since I was 10. plus a whole lot of other stuff i keep discovering :)

LAST.fm: A cheeky peek at what I'm listening to

Live music is the bomb! And for party party, I did say I like to dance funny up above... :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Surviving Cerebral Malaria would have to be one of the most intense travel experiences Ive had to date. I wouldn't recommend it, but its made me a stronger person and altered the way I deal with life.

Diving with Hammer Head & Black Tip sharks (no cage) in South Africa. I love these animals and have a huge respect for them. Amazing to see them in their own environment. Spellbinding!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach/Share: Juggling, Snowboarding, wicked chocolate pudding, Kitesurfing: I can get you addicted!

Learning: Skydiving To Learn: Slacklining

On the easier things: play w a diablo, improve my photography and ride a unicycle..

Share: Knowledge, Grins, giggles and jolly good times :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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