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The following words are direct translations of a young Sicilian Fishermans thoughts on the sea: Lorenzo Brinki Causarano
The night I get up, I go in front of the sea. Tell me are you crazy? What do you feel in front of the sea? I always answer: not crazy in front of the sea will prove beautiful feelings, the thoughts disappear when the stars will light up, the sound of the sea
gives you the impression of listening to your favorite song. The trackless sea and the sea is without explanation who thinks the sea, hear his whisper even inland sea is the abyss filled to its limits The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears.
I try to make my Couchsurfing scene an interesting and vibrant one.... Obviously the fun of participating in Couch surfing whether you be a host or a surfer or even a co-traveler in that you get to meet a varied range of people from all walks of life,share experiences and hopefully make an impact.
See myself as a Quiet, tidy , discreet guy.Full of fun too.
Dont stress very easily(probably comes from living on a lovely Island!)I am open to all ages of people and relate to most sensibly.Take life with one step at a time.
Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), grew up in a mining village in South Africa , progressed to the big city of Johannesburg as a young Adult , where I got a yearning for travel.Africa always remains deep inside of me where ever I go,even after over a decade of living in the U.K.
I recently have had to readjust my life sphere due to an Inherited Eye problem which thankfully is being remedied but will heal with time.
BILL JONES AND THE FERRY GOES THERE
Mention this in your couch request and ask me why!!!
If you got time go to the You Tube link about it:
Do to my own austerity measures please do not be offended if I ask to contribute to day to day expenses such as shared meals etc . Or help out with cleaning up and other chores.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING:
I am presently in Randburg a Northern outlying suburb about 13 kilometers from the City Centre of the economic hub of Johannesburg. And will be offering to travelers to be hosted if need be up until the end of February when I return to the Isle of Man.
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I have fallen in love with the sharing spirit that a community who choose to travel using the couch surfing platform evokes.........
Firstly no matter where you are we live in a global village.The couch surfers maybe spread far and wide but the basic fundamental principle (no matter our backgrounds) allows you to share a bit of your life with others.After all experience is what makes us as human beings progress.
I try reply as soon as possible and will give you more than just a decline for an answer if not able to host. (Honestly Iam not picky and hope that Karma influences my requests in the same way too.)
I have set a few basics as my CS standards and I highlight them below.Different strokes for different folks apply here too and I am not a dinosaur but certainly a few of you can relate to these :
If you do request a couch or I offer you a couch for a specific day or period , do have the decency to tell me where , when and what time you are arriving.
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Some Couchsurfers , think that the service is a Free Hostel and figure "Oh well , I will keep you waiting ,wont rock up or never contact you the host before arriving at your doorstep....are definite candidates for neutral if not negative references!"
Punctuality and not inconveniencing your host are quite the norm , not just using your host as a doormat.(Unless you live in another dimension)And yes I have even picked up an irrelevant "Negative reference" myself
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Please Ask if you would like to help yourself to Goods that travelers try freeload such as beverages, use of washing machine or cooking facilities the good majority of csers do so but I have come across the odd one who considers it a given.
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I like the company of one or two people , not really a party animal, but a good time on the RAZZ every now and then does not hurt!
And lastly I am here for free advice on the best spots to see , I may even take you to a few.
Its a kind of magic or an attraction associated with Globetrotting that definitely made me addicted to Couchsurfing from the start.I travel and like to take from the on the road experiences of others and see how I can fit them into mine.
When visiting New Zealand in 2008 I noticed it was a great way to see a place for the first time with proper local Hospitality and ever since then have been hooked.
I have hosted csers in my Flat in Douglas , Isle of Man from Italy , Spain,Belgium, Romania , England , France, Australia , Canada ,Malaysia,India , Morocco,Czech , China , Japan and the United States since 2011.
And had the fantastic experience of Couchsurfing in Spain,France , South Africa ,Belgium, England and Morocco.
I will be hosting in Randburg throughout December 2019,January and February 2020 on my yearly sojourn home to South Africa.(Making my couchsurfing experiences all the more fun and different!)Already in such a short time I have hosted a singaporean Matt and now a Swiss chap Klaus back in 2013.
After noticing just how hard it was to get to certain touristy places in Joburg , I contacted the Hop on Hop Off bus company and managed to organise a few complimentary tickets for csers and their local hosts....what fun.
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Esoteric Books, Walking on beaches, nature, different cultures and History.
Music, Movies, and Books
Sci FI , historic , Animated
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Making the ardous journey to The last of the Kalash People in the Kalash Valley in NWFP (Pakistan) surviving as they have done for centuries amongst warring nations in May 2000.Seeing the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand , breath taking!Enjoyed the solitude of Bedouins in the Sahara desert in Morocco.Sunset in the west of the Isle of Man and waiting for the Northern lights (aura) to paint a pink celtic sky into illuminous greens.
Witnessing a changing South Africa at the same time I became an adultearly 1990s a few places and regimes worldwide can take a leaf out of their book!
All the experiences have installed a sense of positivism within me !
Teach, Learn, Share
I dont know about teaching have considered TEFL though , but I am often described by friends as patient and easy to understand when describing something!
People are still people and human no matter their circumstances, place or nationality!
DO MENTION :Bill Jones ..And the Ferry goes there! In your couch request please http://www.billjonesteam.co.za/?page_id=61
What I Can Share with Hosts
Loads of travel stories...including my latest funny one of a DR WHO impersonator playing weird music at 4 am in the morning on Croydon's streets scaring freaking me out. ..and then dressed in a matrix type jacket he wisps across the road like some sort of a super hero. ...next time it would be a better option to couchsurfing instead of hang round till an early train.
I can attempt to make some Vet cakes in a traditional curry mince if we have the time , help you with your instagram account if needed and just be plain jovial and social,
Countries I’ve Visited
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe