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Overview

  • 87 References 44 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Time Traveller / Part Time Cook / Architecture Student
  • Bach. Enviromental Design (Architecture)
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About Me

Currently traveling though Japan and then onwards to Taiwan then back to Australia.

CURRENT MISSION

Physically and mentally prepare myself for the Mongol rally in 2017

Make most of what I've got, and learn as much as I can.

HOST ANYONE I've previously met anywhere in the world and promote Tasmanian tourism.

I see myself as an ambassador to Tasmanian tourism using couchsuring as my vehicle, I attempt to make everyones stay in Tasmania memorable and unique as I won't push you towards the locations which need to be ticked off. As I know there is so many more places worth spending your time than some where full of tourists

ABOUT ME

Currently living back in Launceston, each time I return the city and state just keeps getting better. At the moment I feel it is the best place in the world for me.

Previously lived for a semester in Albuquerque, New Mexico studying architecture. If I had the chance I would also move back and live there, it is the complete opposite of Tasmania but still so similar in so many ways.

I lived in Whistler/Vancouver area straight after I finished high school in 2009 as a gap year experience which lasted two. This really taught me a lot, I had many mentors that have shaped me to who I am today. A lot of people welcomed me with open arms to teach me anything. Any of my friends who could make the effort to come to Canada were welcome to stay with me for as long as they wished.

PHILOSOPHY

Work, study and play hard;

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love how this website works, it really provides the missing link between getting to meet the locals when your a tourist. It really makes it easy when you visit a foreign city.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My best CS experience was with Kie in Seoul, South Korea. Never did I think that after one night I would end up spending 25 with the same person every day. This one of the best experiences I've ever had with this website and without CS this would have never been possible .

Meeting countless people on my travels who have come to Tasmania after my recommendation and have really enjoyed it.

After meeting a couch surfer for just a drink on one afternoon in Tasmania a couple months later we travelled SE Asia for a month together.

One of my favourite memories from surfing experience by far was meeting 30 other people in Hanoi, Vietnam for a meetup to enjoy street BBQ food. Also one of my first meetups.

Meeting life long friends who I ended up travelling SEA with, and others who I keep in daily contact with.

And so many more, if you host me we can talk about them. I am so grateful for such a great community to exist.

Interests

Running, mountain bike riding, walking, hiking, backpacking, hitch hiking, cooking, drinking good beer, drinking good coffee, drinking hot water, drinking mate, meeting new people.

Snowboarding when I can, which doesn't happen that often as Tasmania only has one good weekend a year.

  • architecture
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • bbq
  • sauna
  • walking
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Cooking books, Biographies.
Foreign movies
Hip Hop, Drum & bass, Dubstep, House and pretty much any EDM.

https://soundcloud.com/bigolss If you want a better taste of what I'm listening to at the moment.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Sauna at a Finnish summer cabin via a host I met on CS

-Traveling to Lofoten in Norway

-Visiting Yangoon technical university Architectural department

-Coming back to Tasmania after living away for two years and really appreciating the natural environment, and how unique the bio-diversity is.

-Traveling with various couch surfers though new countries and making life long friends without couch surfing I wouldn't be the person I am now.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm lazy when it comes to cooking but I do know how to make a really cheap meal out of nothing. I would really like to learn another language since I didn't have the opportunity while I was in high school.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A lot, just ask otherwise you will never know.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, United States

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