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Overview

  • 73 References 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish; learning Indonesian, Malay, Sign Language - American, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 41, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • Lactation consultant (IBCLC) and Research Scientist
  • Eclectic & ongoing
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Raising a kind, responsible, irascible and interesting people.

ABOUT ME

We are a family with happy, easygoing children. We prefer to live somewhere rather than travel, you get to know the spirit of a place deeply. Thankfully we've been lucky enough to do just that. Still, the most rewarding way to travel is alone - you stretch your boundaries so well, and we're both long overdue for a solo trip.

PHILOSOPHY
Lynn: I travel because I love to put myself in places were I’m anonymous. I like the mystery of listening to other people’s conversations and watching people. I like flirting with the locals and making new friends. I like reading a book at a cafe, and letting conversations wash over me because I don't understand a word. I also like playing with little kids, especially my own.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Since 2008 I (Lynn) have been an ambassador for Melbourne, first as a city ambassador and since we had a family as family ambassador. I also volunteered on the Member Disputes and Safety Team (MDST) from 2010 to 2011. I am passionate about safety and responsible CSing, and I try to participate behind the scenes making Melbourne a better, safer place to surf.

We also love to host, and meet other travellers and families.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
CS has allowed us to meet some amazing, wonderful, like-minded people, and make lasting friendships. We've also had the pleasure of hosting some beautiful travellers, and meeting some excellent hosts too.

Interests

Lynn: Going off the beaten path. Reading lots and eating even more.

Peter: Science, travelling, hiking, cycling, kayaking and the outdoors in general.

  • writing
  • books
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Lynn:
Books - I read everything in sight. Voraciously. Try get me out of a bookstore!
Music - Eclectic, with a huge classical, jazz, soul and folk bent. In spite of our impaired state as parents, we try not to listen to The Wiggles.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lynn: Seen the sun rise at the Alhambra. Swam with whale sharks at Holbox Island, Mexico. Seen the sun set at Tulum, Mexico. Rode around Rome in a Vespa. Ate in Singapore. Married the man of my dreams and started a family.

Teach, Learn, Share

We are always keen to have Mandarin or Spanish speakers so that Lynn keeps up her language skills and our kids gets exposed to those languages. We also love travelling as a family and discussing the different ways to do that is always fun. Any family who needs a couch is welcome to write us a (nice) Couch Request!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore

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