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Overview

  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in German; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Youth Worker
  • No education listed
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

Hey there! My name's Sam and I'm a 26 year old Australian fellow currently travelling throughout the Northern Hemisphere, checking out some of the sights and sounds. I've been spending the last 6 months mainly doing these 'Workaway' volunteer experiences which have been a great way to get a sense of the local culture, people and community.

In-between these workaway stints, I find myself doing the usual flitting between youth hostels when checking out the major points of interest and this is something I'd rather avoid at this stage of my life. So this leads me to joining Couchsurfing, where I hope to offer a home cooked meal/stimulating discussion/musical jam/whatever I can offer in exchange for a semi-comfortable place to sleep/some local knowledge & tips/the sweet escape from 14 bedroom dormitory hell!

So a bit more about me before you potentially let me loose in your home; I come from Naarm (the Melbourne area) in Australia where I was working with young Aboriginal students as a youth worker. This was a pretty incredible experience in which I was able to get a glimpse into the oldest living culture in the world and the amazing strength and resilience it has shown in the face of 200 years of colonisation and oppression. I was also pretty active as a volunteer in the environmental movement in Australia and got involved in various groups practicing non-violent direct action against the powers that be.

So based on the above information you've probably deduced that my politics are about as left as they come, pretty anarcho leaning and always up for discussion. I also like to not take things to seriously and love to have a beer and laugh about how screwed up the world is. I'm also a big board-game enthusiast, enjoy going for a run or a hike exploring new places, play a bit of guitar/ukulele/stringed things and love going out for a good boogie. As for my Myer-Briggs personality type I'm an ENFP so make of that what you will but am generally a very laid-back, sociable and humorous kind of fellow.

So yeah, if you'd be happy to save this way too cynical for his age Aussie from the Contiki circuits, I really would love to cook you up a delicious feed, have a chat and get to know what you're all about.

Cheers!

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