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Overview

  • 6 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Theoretical physicist
  • University (PhD) and lots of travelling
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn, grow, and share.

ABOUT ME

I'm a physicist, doing research at the University of Adelaide. I'm also a gymnast, rockclimber, cyclist, scuba-diver, and lover of good food, good conversation, and untouched natural places. I grew up travelling and camping often with my mother, and my girlfriend and I cycled across the USA (in two different directions!) in 2009-2010, so I'm a huge fan of travelling slowly and meeting people along the way. I'd rather bake my own pizza than get drunk, and although I love salsa dancing and going out with friends, I'd rather share a good conversation and good company than go clubbing.
visited 23 states (10.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

PHILOSOPHY

Life is not a zero-sum game. Do what you can, do it well, and try to make the world a little better by your actions, because those actions add up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I use this CS account when I'm travelling by myself, but my girlfriend and I have been on CS (using her CS account) since 2009, surfing together through the USA and Mexico, and hosting people at our home in Adelaide, South Australia. Her account, with more details of the places we've been and the people we've met is http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/meanderingmarsupial

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My GF and I have stayed with a bunch of people in the USA and Mexico (Cincinnatti, Memphis, Piedras Negras, Del Rio, Ensenada...) and hosted people from Germany, France, the UK, and Taiwan. In every case we've met people who've been great fun to share time and tales with.

Interests

Physics, gymnastics, rockclimbing, kayaking, scuba diving, salsa dancing, dinosaurs, drawing, bush tucker

  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • dining
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • drawing
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • gymnastics
  • physics

Music, Movies, and Books

(Books) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Voyage from Yesteryear, The Unlikely Voyage of Jack DeCrow.
(Music) Anything really, but classical music tends to be a favourite style. And musical comedy like Tim Minchin or Tom Lehrer.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cycled 7200km across North America, skinny-dipped at the base of the Angel falls, done handstands on the Great Wall, seen the Grand Canyon, touched the Pyramids, climbed Uluru.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, South Korea

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