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Peter Eckersley

Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Urban Planner & International Develo...
  • High School, Uni and Life
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work, Travel and Enjoy Europe!

ABOUT ME

I am currently working for an international NGO in Germany that works in promoting sustainable development around the world but have just completed a Masters in urban planning after being an intern for 6 months at UN-Habitat in Kenya. I also used to work for the human rights organisation Peace Brigades International (PBI) in Mexico trying to kick ass and do my bit for humanity.

Before all this, I grew up in country Australia on my parents' winery and ended up studying French, Spanish and Politics at university. I'm really into Bikram yoga, Australian football, soccer, trekking, scuba diving and the outdoors. I also obviously love traveling and have an insatiable thirst for adventure. I have lived in France (thrice!), Argentina, Mexico, Denmark, Kenya and have traveled all over Europe, Latin America and Southern Asia, as well as parts of Africa and the USA.

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness is not an end in itself, but the by-product of purposeful conduct.

Love the life that you live, live the life that you love.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Traveling is one of the best things you'll ever do in life. I just want to help people travel, learn and experience this amazing world that we have.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Totally positive experiences hosting in Melbourne and being hosted around the world!

Interests

Bikram yoga, Trekking, Hiking, Cycling, Scuba Diving, Australian Football, Urban Planning & Design, International Development, Architecture, History, Philosophy, Books.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies - Uff too many..!! Music - Again I have a very eclectic taste but funky-soul hip hop would be top of the list. Books - Lots of classics such as Don Quixote, Madame Bovary, Siddharta, The Alchemist, 1984, The Lord of the Rings, Guns Germs & Steel, Dans la Recherche du Temps Perdu; just to name a few...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

So many amazing things I've seen and done around the world!

But I'm happy I've stepped foot in over 40 different countries before I was 30 years old... and working in an animal refuge with jaguars, pumas and monkeys in Bolivia!

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy meeting people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds as I believe everybody has something to share and to teach others.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Lots of stories and loads of laughs

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Italy, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico

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