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Richard Parrish

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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26% response rate · Last login 20 days ago

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Lawyer
  • Bachelor Degree
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Think of something original and witty to write in this space....

ABOUT ME

Hey Surfers!

My name is Rich and I am a 28 yr old Aussie lawyer who is Melbourne born and bred. I have always loved travelling and meeting interesting people from all over the world. I live in a town house with my older brother Rob near the centre of Melbourne...so would love to have some surfers come stay with us.

I'll be happy to show you Melbourne (well the nightlife at least!).

Hope to see you soon.

Rich

I speak french, english and a little german.
Je parle francais, anglais et un peu allemand.
Ich spreche franzosisch, englisch und ein bisschen deutsch.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE YOU SEND A REQUEST!!!

1. I ONLY ACCEPT SURFERS FROM FRIDAY - MONDAY MORNING (EXCLUDING SUMMER HOLIDAYS). I WORK FULL TIME AND FEEL IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF COUCH SURFING IF I'M NEVER AROUND WHEN YOU STAY.

2. PLEASE DO NOT SEND REQUESTS VIA THE EMAIL SERVICE!!! IT IS TOO HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM ALL AND YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. I REPLY TO ALL CS REQUESTS!!

3.AND REMEMBER THE GOLDEN COMMANDMENT....SEND ME A COPY/PASTE REQUEST...AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE A COPY/PASTE REPLY!

PHILOSOPHY

You only get as much out of life as you put in.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was a couch surfing virgin back in 2008 while I was travelling around Europe!

I really wanted to try in when I was travelling in Europe but only found out about it at the end of my trip!

Therefore, now that I'm back in Australia, I thought why not try hosting some people.

Interests

Travel
Cinema (French)
Clubbing
Socializing
Foreign languages
Politics

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
- L'Auberge espagnole (the life in this film is one i could live forever!)
- Der Untergang
- 36 Quai des Offres
- The Castle
- The Shawshank Redemption

Music:
Electronic / House / Hip Hop / Jazz / Classical /
- Sven Vath / John Digweed / Tiesto / Armin / Empire of the Sun / Temper Trap / Kaskade / The Prodigy /

Books:
Mao's Last Dancer/ Wild Swans / How to kill a Mocking Bird / A Year in the Merde

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching the sun set over thousand year old temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. You could only imagine how amazing they must have been when they were built because they leave you feeling in awe today.

Teach, Learn, Share

The term "mate" in Australian english can literally be used for anybody..for example you may say to your best friend..'How are you mate?' but then you may also say to a complete stranger 'Thanks mate'. You can even also use it in an insult! Such as "Listen mate, you really piss me off..." The term itself is universal! So when an Australian calls you mate, don't be surprised!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, France, Greece, India, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, Germany

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