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To make the world a better place. More fair, more sustainable, more fun.
Been living in Melbourne the past 2 years running youth empowerment workshops and making films. Heading to the US and Central America to make films and write, should be fun!
So I've got Knowledge is Freedom and Sin Fronteras tattooed on my chest. These principles guide and encourage me in most of my endeavours, to keep learning and sharing knowledge, to never believe that anything is impossible.
I think we need to take responsibility for the impact of our actions and always try to do the best we can with what we have.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Travelling and hosting, I love doing both.
I've stayed with couch hosts across Asia and Europe and had wonderful experiences everywhere I went. I am forever grateful to all the people who have shown hospitality to me and I really enjoy repaying the favour.
I first used couchsurfing while cycling across Asia and it was amazing meeting so many incredible people. Especially in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, where I was welcomed into the community like I was part of the family. One of the best months of my life.
I've stayed with couch hosts across Europe too, and had more fantastic experiences with many great people.
I also hosted in Amsterdam, Uppsala and in Melbourne and have been able to meet many wonderful people that way too.
Film, art, writing, football, lazing about watching DVDs.
Travelling by bicycle, sharing knowledge and experiences, making the world a better place. Mainly through creative means.
Music, Movies, and Books
My favourite writers are Kundera, Abani, Saramago, Coelho and Gemmell. But I'm always up for reading something new. So long its not Dan Brown.
My favourite directors are Malick, Allen, Fincher, Mann, Jonze, Mereilles, Aronofsky, The Coens, Jean-Marc Vallee, the guy that directed Old Boy, ah, there are probably others. My favourite films are the Thin Red Line, Old Boy, Requiem, Cafe de Flore, ah, there are definitely others.
Music, I don't like any particular genre, but I'll always go back to Radiohead, Oasis, Massive Attack, Sigur Ros, and DJ Shadow.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In 2008-09 I cycled from Australia to Denmark. I was able to experience the hospitality and generosity of people in places I knew nothing about, remote parts of the world where people have next to nothing but want to share it with you.
In 2013 I cycled across Europe with my wife Anna, that was great too!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach about travelling by bicycle, fixing bicycles, making films, doing social work, writing, drawing and trying to change the world. Of course I still need to learn a lot more about all these things, and want to learn about everything else!
What I Can Share with Hosts
As above I can teach film, writing and fixing bikes. I can share lots of stories about travelling the world solo by bicycle and lots of my experiences working and campaigning in countries across the world.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Ecuador, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom