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Adam Sawford

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Project Manager (Executive Education)
  • University of Tasmania - Bachelor of...
  • From Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get my head around going back to work after 12 months away...

ABOUT ME

I have been travelling on and off since October 2004, when I left Tasmania and moved to London in order to travel around the UK and Europe for a couple of years.

Those couple of years had turned into 4 by the time London started to do my head in, so I left and travelled around Europe for a few months, CouchSurfing for the first time in Backo Gradiste, Serbia. After travelling, I ended up in Hamburg as I had some mates there and stayed for roughly a year.

I moved back to Australia at the end of 2009 and spent the summer at home in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne, where I lived for 2 years.

I set off again in June 2012, firstly to Indonesia and then back to Europe for 3.5 months to visit friends and to make it to a few places I hadn't been before.

I flew to Brazil in October and spent 6 months travelling around South America by road, train and the occasional boat from Belo Horizonte to Ushuaia and back up to the Caribbean coast in Colombia.

Next up is my first trip to the US, where I will stay for a month, before flying to Tokyo for a week. Then it is back to Melbourne and 2 weeks to sort myself out before going back to work...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since joining CouchSurfing in 2008, I have stayed with and met some great people in Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria, Slovenia, France, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Singapore, Thailand, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.

I also met quite a few CouchSurfers for coffee/beers when I was back in Australia between December 2009 and June 2012, as well as hosting Dominik from Germany and Sirli from Estonia.

Dominik and I also ended up travelling together for 2 months through Argentina and Chile, almost 3 years after hosting him in Hobart.

Interests

Live music, Festivals, Sport (mostly Football, Australian Rules Football, Cricket), Camping, Fishing, Beach, Craft Beer, FC St.Pauli, Leeds United

Music, Movies & Books

Music: I tried to shorten my list of favourite bands/bands I'm listening to at the moment and only got as far as a Top 60. I'll trim it to a Top 20 one day...

A Tribe Called Quest, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, At The Drive-In, Audioslave, The Beatsteaks, The Black Angels, The Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Sabbath, Black Star, Bob Marley, Bonobo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Broken Social Scene, The Bronx, The Cult, The Dandy Warhols, Delta Spirit, The Doors, eels, Faith No More, Figurines, Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, Ghostpoet, Guns N Roses, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Hot Chip, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix, Jose Gonzalez, Junip, Kasabian, Kool Keith, Led Zeppelin, Mariachi el Bronx, Massive Attack, Metallica, Millencolin, Nas, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Phoenix, Queens of The Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Refused, Royksopp, Slayer, Social Distortion, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Tame Impala, UNKLE, Velvet Revolver, The Warlocks, White Rabbits, Wooden Shjips, Wu Lyf

Movies...

La haine, Un prophete, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Full Metal Jacket, Gran Torino, Sin City, Snatch, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Cell 211, American History X, Das Leben der Anderen, Burn After Reading, Being John Malkovich, O Brother Where Art Thou?

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The traditional Hungarian wedding of my 2 very close friends (who I met through CS) in Backa Topola, Northern Serbia in August 2012.

The 'O' around Torres del Paine in 5 days.

Drinking craft beer in some great places around South America, including: - The sand dunes of Cabo Polonio - The base of Volcano Lanin - Sitting across the lake from the Hielo Azul Glacier - Standing on top of the Perito Moreno Glacier

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Germany, United Kingdom

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