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Niall Crotty

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Overview

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Still dreaming

ABOUT ME

I'm a 30-something dreamer who's now putting into practice the travels i've been dreaming about for years. Having spent 10 years living on and off in London and Manchester UK, I decided to drop out of the rat race and see what the rest of the world has to offer.

I'm very easy going, fun loving and always up for new things. Life for me is all about being open to learning and experiencing something new all the time. People, places, sights and sounds

In October 08 I left the UK, heading off through europe and on Trans-siberian down through Russia to Mongolia and China. I was intending to fly straight on to Australia but was having so much fun that I decided to extend for a while and see a little of South East Asia, headed through Vietnam and Cambodia.

I spent 2 months in Australia but fate propelled me back here to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a country I completely fell in love with.

Right now there is no other place I want to be

PHILOSOPHY

It's all about the journey, that's what makes travel so satisfying

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host and help with organising meetups in Phnom Penh, happy to meet everyone who travels through this way!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have spent the best part of a lifetime couchsurfing, though 'unofficially' til I found this website .. Since then I've couchsurfed through Russia, Mongolia and China and attended meetings from Helsinki to Melbourne and quite a few places in between. Not to mention hosting CSers and CS parties here in Cambodia, from weekly dinner meetings to a 30-strong traditional Xmas dinner

Since deciding to settle in Phnom Penh I've had some great experiences with CS meet-ups and in hosting an ever changing influx of travelers to Cambodia. Look forward to continuing this experience... it has been so far, without exception, a joy!

Interests

Film is a huge passion for me and my tastes and pretty diverse, but get me talking on this subject and you may have a hard time shutting me up.

One of the great joys of traveling is the food for me, and i'm always up for trying something new where this is concerned.

Besides that Music, Art, Books, Politics and Psychology. I can talk shit about most stuff, haha.

Music, Movies & Books

Film is my major passion.. and my taste is pretty diverse but incl: David Lynch, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Tarantino, Lars Von Trier, Italian cinema, German cinema, classics. Favourite films that come to mind: Harold and Maude, Kill Bill, 2001, Barry Lyndon, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, Andrei Rublev, L'Aventurra, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Donnie Darko, Dogville, There Will Be Blood, Network, Annie Hall, There Might Be Giants, and others that don't come to mind right now :)

Music wise i'm an indie rock lover, but also have a big thing for female singer songwriters: Tori Amos, Bjork, Regina Specktor, Kate Bush.. the list goes on.

As far as books go i'm a slow but avid reader. Favourite authors incl Douglas Coupland and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and other smart, thoughtful, funny writers.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Too many to pick one, prefer to live for the moment

Teach, Learn, Share

I've just finished training as an English language teacher, and part of the process was the realization of what a learning process teaching is. So I guess I have a lot to share and a lot to learn..

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Cambodia, United Kingdom

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