Nurman Noor

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Fluent in English, Indonesian; learning Chinese, French, Japanese, Javanese, Malay, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • A neo-flower child, urban gardener, pastry chef wannabe, ...
  • Yes, I've been to schools.
  • From Indonesia
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About Me


To see the world through a pair of a nomad's eyes


A nomad is probably a good word to describe me. I've lived in 4 different countries and spent at least 4 years in each of them. I'm also a bit of a foodie and an adrenaline junkie. When you combine the two of them, you get some sort of gastronomic adventurer, which means that I will eat anything at least once.


I was born a nomad, a happy one. I have been one, I am one, and I will always be one.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I joined CS because I want to host and be hosted. I like to listen to people's travel stories and tell people of my stories. I feel that CS is a good opportunity for me to meet interesting people, learn about them, and be more open minded. Through CS, I can live my travel stories precariously through other travelers/nomads.


I used to host prospective students for admission purpose during undergraduate years. I've also had the pleasure of meeting some CSers and hosting a few CSers too.

I also like hosting weekend trips to the outer suburbs of Sydney to explore different culinary delights on offer.


Love: traveling, philosophy, art, gastronomic adventures (i.e. I will try/eat anything edible, if it's a challenge that's even better), dancing, folk rock, architecture (mostly mid-century modernism), furniture design, DIY, sushi, cooking, baking, swimming

Like: good artsy movies, the word "syzygy", cuy, Disney ('supercalifragilistiexpialidocious'), flip flops in winter (in the snow, even better), steampunk design

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Big Fish, Good Bye Lenin, The Motorcycle Diaries, Les Mis, Chicago, Dancer in the Dark, Mary and Max, La Mome, Charlotte's Web (the cartoon), Lady and the Tramp

Music: Blind Pilot, Stornoway, Sufjan Stevens, Neil Halstead, Isbells, Gregory Alan Isakov, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, The Tallest Man on Earth, Ray LaMontagne, Bulat Basia, Beirut, James Vincent McMorrow, St Vincent, The Civil Wars, Passenger, Sleeping at Last, City & Colour, First Aid Kit, Ane Brun, Milky Chance. I'm an indie folk kind of guy.

Books: The Gospel of Flying Spaghetti Monster, The Prophet, cookbooks, architecture books

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Can't just give one. Instead, I'll give you some of the highlights of my life so far...

- Reaching the summit of Iliniza Norte
- Sunset at the Mindil Beach in Darwin NT
- Long country road drive between the Murrumbidgee and Melbourne
- Salami festival lunch in Griffith NSW
- Wine travel through Napa and Sonoma
- Hawker food hunting in Singapore. I waited in line for 35 minutes to get (supposedly) the best char kway teow in Singapore.
- Seeing The Tallest Man on Earth live at the Sydney Opera House

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a big lingo guy. I'd love to learn different languages, in particular Icelandic. I'm in the process of relearning Japanese. Took 3 semesters in college, but have completely forgotten it.

Cooking/baking is definitely my forte, so that's probably what I can teach. Following that, I can probably share good time, good food and wine with you!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good company, great food, fun experience hopefully. I always come bearing gift like Santa!!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, United States

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