Peter Eckersley

Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Urban Planner & International Development Practitioner
  • High School, Uni and Life
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me


Work, Travel and Enjoy Europe!


I am currently working for an international NGO in Germany that works in promoting climate resilience and sustainable development around the world. I recently completed a Masters of Urban Planning back home and an internship with 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.


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


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.


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


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

Music, Movies, and 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, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, 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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