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Post 1000 Day Holiday Adventures :)
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:
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...
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.
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!
# 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..
Snowboarding, Kitesurfing, Skydiving, Hiking, rock climbing. Eating everything at least once!
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and 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!
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, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Laos, 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, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, New Zealand