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  • Jack of all trades
  • Enough to get by
  • From Dairy Flat, Auckland, New Zealand
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About Me

I grew up on a farm and love the outdoors, im pretty laid back with a good sence of humour, Im honest, caring, reliable and now can add adventurist to all that.
Back in 2012 I quit my 9-5 job and headed to America with a mate for work, Ive never really been a fan of winter so just hopped between the northern and southern hemisphere chasing the sun ever since.
Ive driven combine harvesters up through America, worked in a summer camp in Croatia, driven tractors in the UK and theres have much more I want see and do

Live life not by the book because when you get older you can always write your own!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Im want to see it all, the world is an amazing place. Different cultures, lifestyles and cuisine and to meet the people who live amungst it and see it from a locals point of view would just be the icing on the cake!

Interests

I love to see how things work, i tinker a lot usually on engine powered machines motorbikes and cars. Im becoming more involved in the family farm so learning all aspects of that. I enjoy a quiet night out with my mates having a drink, playing some pool and meeting new people.

  • books
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • cars
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping

Music, Movies, and Books

Im not much of a reader but a interesting book on someones life of the pursuit of happiness gets my attention. Action movies or ones based on true stories are also good.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking to the top of Mt Masarda in israel at 4 in the morning and watching the sun rise over Jordon and the dead sea was amazing, that was my first overseas adventure by myself and im glad i did it.

Teach, Learn, Share

Im always up for learning new things, ill anything atleast once. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping other people and I can even teach you the haka!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Great stories, interesting experiences and a bit of laughter. Places to go things to see in New Zealand and things ive learnt from traveling both with friends and alone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Laos, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom, United States

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