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Neil Bertram

Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Māori
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software developer
  • Bachelor of IT, Victoria Uni, 1st cl...
  • From Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

On our way to UK, Ibiza, Paris, Venice, Milan, China!

ABOUT ME

We're an easygoing couple in our 20s living a happy existence. We love to meet new people and we love to travel, which is why of course we're here.

Neil is your typical geek, working for a local software shop that specialises in open source (if you know what that is). Rose works for Victoria University in the international student department doing various things.

We both want to see more of the world, and love to have representatives of the world turn up on our doorstep. We'll do our best to make your stay in Wellington an interesting one!

Hmm. So what else might be interesting? Well Rose is Chinese-kiwi and Neil is kiwi-kiwi. Neil is also vegetarian, but Rose isn't, so our mealtimes are sometimes interesting.

That should be more than enough to get you started!

PHILOSOPHY

Live life while leaving the world better than I found it. Happy to do my bit to make sure gen+1 enjoys life as much as I have so far.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We love to host and provide our guests information on things to do in Wellington. If we can help, we will!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We're reasonably new to CS, but enjoying hosting a lot. No surfing yet, but we plan to in September/October.

Interests

Neil likes anything technical and geeky, biking (mountain or road), skiing, movies, music, anything outside really. Used to be a bit of a party animal, but calmer these days.

Rose loves to talk, cook, bake, and learn new stuff (especially languages lately).

We both of course love to travel and host CSers! We also like to do tramping, camping, road tripping, go to the beach (when it's warm), huddle by the TV (when it's not), and all sorts of other stuff.

Music, Movies & Books

I'd rather not commit a list or I'll spoil the surprise and have committed to a list of things worth mentioning, and probably omit most that I should.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Kyoto by bicycle. It's a great ride.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Fiji, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand

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