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to live life for the story!
oh you know, I'm all the things you'd expect from a couchsurfer... like traveling, open minded, liberal, vegetarian etc etc. I'd like to have a life less ordinary, so if you have any advice on this, feel free to share it. In my experience these self-description things are usually pretty inaccurate. But one important thing: I hate chocolate. Please don't buy me any!
Hug trees! Save whales!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
A healthy balance of hosting, surfing and mingling at various CS events.
more than some, less than others.
Well you've probably guessed by now that I like cycling... Other than that it's a pretty mixed bag, which includes: nature, mountains (rivers, lakes etc), puns and other lame jokes, the incredible kindess of strangers, cake, bio and eco sciences, the sunscreen song, costume parties, heroic animal stories, discussing worldly matters, drawing pictures using microsoft paint, Buckfast, fine wine, people watching, tramping (nz word for hiking), hitch hiking, the BBC, bonfires, telling stories (especially whilst drinking), simplicity, learning Spanish, learning German, learning in general, novelty shops, attempting artistic photography, beaches (especially ones with big waves), New Zealand, all the other countries, hugs, fluro, one hit wonders from the 80s, vegetarianism, emoticons and my bed :-) If you can find one thing in that list that you also like then get in touch!
- sign language
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Favourite fiction is probably Sula by Toni Morrison and non-fiction Small is Beautiful by EF Schumaker
movies: Really haven't seen many, but THE CASTLE(!!!) would be pretty up there. Thought-provoking stuff without happy endings is cool too, like Once Were Warriors and a few others which I forget. Oh and now that I've traveled a bit, I suppose Before Sunrise would have to make this list too... haha..
music: cheesy pop music from the 60s-80s - can't beat it! Also that variety of music that seems only to exist in NZ - fat freddy's drop, Salmonella dub, trinity roots... amazing stuff to lie in the sun listening to. And Jazz! Especially live, and especially when played by buskers. Just another one of those little things in life which warms me inside :-D
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Well I did a solo bike trip from Northern France to Amsterdam. However the real achievement was not getting TO Amsterdam but getting AROUND Amsterdam, especially trying to keep up with my Dutch friend, which was truly terrifying.
And, when I was 18 I got over the barrier at a Metallica concert, which was pretty awesome at the time!
Aaaaaaaaand maybe a few other things, but this is not the place to tell THOSE stories... heh heh...
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you the words 'awkward' and 'platypus' in New Zealand sign language.
Oh and I can teach you lots of English, as that is my profession.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
Chile, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom