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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Living and working with plants (I´m a botanist)
  • Masters in botany and taxonomy
  • From Euroa, Victoria
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


To travel home to Australia overland


I´m 40 and free. Just finished a year of study of botany in Edinburgh so that I can further help in plant conservation and restoration of our planets environment. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, climbing, kayaking, skiing...I love company, but am also happy being on my own. Still discovering my philosophy on life, and it changes as I get older and meet more people from all over the world.


Tolerance and an openmind. Do to others as you would have them do for you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I´m just starting CS so hoping to make friends on my travels home and then reciprocate the hospitality I have received by making my home available when I get back.


Last time I backpacked around Europe was 20 years ago, and had one really memorable couchsurfing experience in Switzerland when I was feeling down and out, also in Tibet 15 years ago with people that could have got into trouble for hosting a tourist, both humbled me. I have hosted some really great travellers and have never had a bad experience.


Plants, Land snails....natural world in general. Reading, Sport, meeting people.

  • environment
  • reading
  • traveling
  • restoration
  • socializing
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • sports
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Prefer independant cinema, favourite movie is ´My Life as a Dog´, wide range of taste in music currently listening to Django Reinhart, reading War and Peace (not really enjoying it), favourite authors is Graeme Greene, Steinbeck, Richard Flanagan.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being involved in planting trees

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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