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Paul Yarnall

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Humanitarian Field Worker
  • NIDA, Australia
  • From Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Hitchhiking from the western tip of Europe to Turkey

ABOUT ME

I'm a Tasmanian, which, if you're an Australian, you'll give me shit about. Grew up in a tiny town an hour south of Hobart.

I've been living in Sydney for about 4 years and recently moved to Melbourne for work.

I've recently come back from spending a 5 weeks in New York City, which was incredible.

I love random stupid adventures...I'm into rock climbing, fire twirling, jazz, good theatre and travelling. I recently learnt how to pick locks so I could more easily break into rooftops - it's wicked being up so high in a place you shouldn't be...the perspective and rush that it gives you is awesome.

I get along with pretty much anyone that's open to anything

PHILOSOPHY

I just take life as it comes. No bullshit or fluff, just love to have fun

Im following my dream with my work, and meeting some really cool people in my travels

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surf, host and hang out with awesome people

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It's given me an amazing perspective on life and how kind and generous random strangers can be.

The most fun I've ever had has been through couch surfing experiences.

Interests

Gaming - I have a very daggy gamer side. I've got a PS3 and MacBook Pro Waffles - Just a generally awesome anytime food (try eating them for breakfast with ice-cream, in the shower...it's awesome...an experience you won't forget!) Live Entertainment - It's my work, but also a love of mine. Good theatre, jazz, cabaret or musicals are awesome Wine & Coffee - I'm not a snob, just think both liquids are totally tasty

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Swordfish, Angels in America, The Matrix, Requiem for a Dream, American Beauty, Unknown, My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, The Fountain, Shortbus, Fight Club, heaps more

Music: Tear Drop by Massive Attack is my all-time favourite song (not because it's now the theme song for House!) Other than that, Sia, Pear, Pendulum, Fat Boy Slim, Regina Spektor, Kate Miller-Heidki, Seal, Savage Garden, Gyroscope, Tiger Lou

Books: The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, The Hours

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Threw a full-scale dance party on a NYC subway train with a bunch of other surfers. We had music, drinks, streamers, and we blacked out some of the lights. We tasked a burley russian surfer with the job of security guard....so every time we stopped at a station, he'd get outside the train and look imposing, asking new passengers for ID when they tried to get on

Watched a spanish evangelical gospel concert (imagine the musical numbers from Sister Act in spanish)

Collected pet tortoises in Turkey

Went to collect some friends on a little fijian fishing boat and got stuck ont he reef at about 2 in the afternoon. By the time the tide came back up it was 11pm. We just chilled in the boat with these fijian dudes all afternoon. You have the most awesome deep and meaningfuls with old dudes who speak with broken english

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to: Get your ass kicked at Halo 3 on Xbox Make a wicked cheesecake Make coffee on a really old-school manual-lever coffee machine Spin fire Pick locks Climb trees like a ninja (as if people don't know how to do this!) Rockclimb

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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