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sarongrainbow

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Overview

  • 371 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Semi-retired, mature-age student.
  • University post-graduate (MEdSt)
  • From Melbourne, Vic.
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find community.

ABOUT ME

My name's Frank. I'm from Melbourne, but moved to Cairns over 20 years ago for work, and fell in love with the region's beautiful natural environment and balmy weather, ideal for the lifestyle I lead. I study and promote sustainability, and enjoy getting to know travellers and communing with nature. To learn more about me, check out the couchsurfing groups I'm in!

PHILOSOPHY

Choose love over fear.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I meet/host travellers and share information about the region.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since Valentine's Day 2008, I've hosted several hundred guests, most of whom have become my friends. Some guests have stayed for a considerable time, allowing us to become close friends.

In 2011, after hosting so many Germans, I gained the courage to move out of my comfort zone and travel overseas for the first time in 32 years to see many of these new friends.

Interests

In my desire to connect with nature, I like bushwalking, gardening, and naturism. Environmental, planning, and social issues capture my serious attention, sometimes prompting me to write to the media. I'm also interested in local/family history, healthy/sustainable living (including nutrition, exercise, and massage), photography, and the Arts.

Music, Movies & Books

I have some CDs I bought when hosting a gay radio show in the late '90s, but prefer being entertained by guests' live music/singing. I appreciate art-house movies and documentaries that provoke thought, and read mainly non-fiction material related to my areas of interest.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Ask me about my Wulambiny Momoli life-changing experience in the Rainbow Region of New South Wales.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ubuntu and Earth Charter principles are important and I try to teach/learn/share ways of living peacefully/sustainably. Due to my length of time living in the region, I can share its secret spots and steer you clear of tourist traps - see Cairns couchwiki.

What I Can Share With Hosts

As the Cairns region is so beautiful, I don't normally travel much, but when I go abroad I like to stay with former guests so we can renew the wonderful friendships we have formed! I am reliable, clean and tidy, respectful of my host's space, and keen to participate in activities my host suggests (or to do my own thing if my host is busy).

Countries I've Visited

Germany, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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