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SCOOBADO

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 89 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 58, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Carpenter 30 + years, 15y cotton har...
  • God planted me with a brain, I am ju...
  • From Coffs Harbour
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Just raising my girls as best as I can.

ABOUT ME

I like to share what I have, when I can, and take CS out, show them around.

PHILOSOPHY

Live to give, not take. Too many takers out there. Travel to gain experiences: they can never be taken from you. Don't waste opportunities that come your way. Looking back I wasted some great chances for an experience. Don't have a one track mind either, there is always another way and another opinion.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am here to meet, socialize, and enjoy the company of couch surfers. Surfers who want to do activities with myself, & my kids and get to know us and become friends.

Come to australia you might accidentally get killed. Ha, so funny Watch this below - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdihHnaOQsk

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Did lots of travelling and stayed on many coucher 25 years ago in 1984-85. Slowed down when I got married in China in 1998. Last trip, went back to China with family in 2006 for 2 months. Now host when I can.

Interests

Traveling and meeting new people. Kids and family. Riding my bike when I can. In total, lived 1 year USA, 6 months England, 3 months Europe, 4 months Cyprus, 1.5 years China, 4 months Vietnam, 2 months South Africa. 7 weeks in Bandung Java, Indonesia. 32 countries in all.

Music, Movies & Books

Some great reads I have and recommend: I have travel books, China, Egypt, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand. Richard Branson - Autobiography (for my generation) Desert flower by Waris Dirie, African. This will take you all to a different world. True Story.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelled the world twice plus worked in Asia constructing water parks. On my first trip to America in 1984, I was invited up to the Cockpit to watch the sunrise. Spent half hour chating to the Captain & First Officer. I new people in high places. Watching my children been born, was amazing, I never believed in miracles before that. I build a hanglider back in 1976 and flew it for 2 years. Than took up skydiving, 40 jumps later I stoped. I have also Skindived, Bunged, Rappelling, Absailed,Skied, Snow Boared, Cannoning, Caving, and many more experiences. In 1988 I took my sister for a helicopter ride over the lava pod at the Hawaiian volcano on the Big Island. When I was in Egypt in 96, While walking the streeets in Cairo, was invited into a wedding fuction. Ended up dancing like a mad man, on stage in front of 300 + people. Was fun Also climbed about a 1/5 the way up the main pyramid before a guard pointing a rifle at me orded me down.

In Zimbabwe back in 1985, when I was "STUPID" , I grabed a Black Mamba by the tail, thinking it was just a harmless green tree snake like we have in Australia. It had it head in some bush, and trying to get away from me. I flicked it out into the open area and stabed it on the head with a small stick next to me. What a idiot I was. Lucky to be alive.

Teach, Learn, Share

Guitar, know a few cords. Can you play. Canoe 2 man. Take it out. My Motor bike is fun, if you trust me I take you for a ride.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Some adventure, maybe a new experiance, that your been wanting to try. Meet some of my friends. Go out etc, just depends on what I am doing. Read my references.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, China, Cyprus, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

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