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Maddy and Jack

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Last login about 2 years ago

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Spanish, Thai
  • 29, Other
  • Member since 2012
  • Maddy owned a cafe (or two) and Jack...
  • We can read.
  • From North Shore, Auckland City, New Zealand
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Circumnavigating the globe, forty-seven weeks in with a final five to go.

ABOUT ME

We are friendly, polite, chilled out, and always good for a laugh. Please let us stay with you.

PHILOSOPHY

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze It means no worries for the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna Matata? Yeah. It's our motto! What's a motto? Nothing. What's a-motto with you? Those two words will solve all your problems That's right. Take Pumbaa here

Why, when he was a young warthog... When I was a young wart hog Very nice Thanks He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal He could clear the savannah after every meal I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind And oh, the shame He was ashamed Thought of changin' my name What's in a name? And I got downhearted How did ya feel? Everytime that I...

Hey! Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids! Oh. Sorry

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze It means no worries for the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata! Hakuna matata! Hakuna Matata! Hakuna matata! Hakuna Matata! Hakuna matata! Hakuna Matata! Hakuna-- It means no worries for the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata!

I say "Hakuna" I say "Matata"

etc.

And: "The ancient Oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks; because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We will start hosting people upon our arrival back in New Zealand, currently slated for mid-2013. At the moment we don't have a house/flat as there's no need when travelling for a year.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We have "couchsurfed" with friends for six months around Europe. It was great! And we decided to start doing this more often..

Interests

Jack is a sing song guitarist, keen but utterly hopeless fisherman and surfer, amateur designer, aspiring writer and avid video gamer, who loves sport of all kinds with a few exceptions - synchronized swimming for example.

Maddy is a budding gardener, foodie-coffee-cafe enthusiast (and two-time former cafe owner), and suffers from a severe Pinterest-come-Instagram addiction. Jack is teaching Maddy to play a guitar that we picked up in Haarlem, Holland six months ago. Rock!

We both like photography, travelling, reading, certain films and TV series, learning things, and each other. Aww.

Update: Jack is now addicted to Pinterest and Instagram as well. Maddy saw it coming.

Music, Movies & Books

Yes. We like movies, music, books.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Trekking in the Himalayas for two weeks - complete with severe food poisoning and a dose of altitude sickness for good measure. Looking a big Himalayan Mountain Goat square in the eye, before running off like scared little girls.. Jack losing his eyesight for a night owing to extreme exhaustion. An experience to be sure!

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn from the deaf, the blind, the dumb, and the wise. And everyone in between.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand

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