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Work, but still live like a traveler!
I've been in New Zealand since January 2008 and have just become a resident last year!It wasn't initially my plan to stay this long, but a NZ girlfriend (Julia, with whom I live together and is also a couchsurfer) and job AND me liking Wellington changed that. So now the plan is to stick around till the beginning of 2012 and then we are going to South America for another large overlander!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We haven't participated in much events or hosting lately, but now Julia and I have found our own place we are keen on hosting people coming through Wellington again.
Couchsurfing has been great for me, it's how I have met a lot of my friends!
Traveling of course, as that is what pretty much had the main focus in my life over the last 10 years. Always thinking about the next crazy travel plan. Besides that I do a lot of sports and enjoy going to festivals (at home in Europe to the long ones!) and concerts. Julia and I are also in the outdoors, we like to go camping at DOC sites with the occasional hike and going to the beach.
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: Ben Harper, Black Mountain, Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Arcade Fire, White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, My Dying Bride, 2 Many DJ's, A Perfect Circle, Epica, Deftones, Nightwish, Heather Nova, Tori Amos, Kosheen, Massive Attack, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Orphanage, Powderfinger, The Gathering, Thievery Corporation, Portishead, Timo Maas, Steffen Weis, Mastodon, Gorefest, Kyuss, Simian Mobile Disco.
MOVIES: All MadMax movies, Lost in Translation, Amelie, The Fifth Element, The Island, Rabbit Proof Fence, Starwars, Lord of the Rings, Serenity, My Summer of Love, Traffic, The Big Fish, Love Song for Bobby Long, 300, Im Juli
BOOKS: Always reading something, but no particular preferences.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Drove a 16 year old Subaru from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Darien Gap, Panama!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Belize, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand