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Greetings! Isaac here.
Originally from Singapore, I've been living in New Zealand for quite a few years.
To fight the rent monsters, I moonlight as a paramedic in Palmerston North racing around in a tinbox ambulance with lots of noise and occasionally a little seriousness.
I'm passionate about sharing experiences and adventures with others. Lets face it, it's not where we go but the way we get there.
Mostly an idealist....there are some dangers to personal stagnation and enjoy occasionally living out of my comfort zone.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To me, couchsurfing is a medium for me to meet and experience new places with others. It forces me to keep an open mind of how I see the world around me and constantly challenges my perspective and beliefs.
Its quite fun meeting new people and trying different things. While the generic tourist sites are nice to go too, nothing beats exploring the little things a place offers that only locals, or those that dare look, will find.
It is anything BUT a place for cheap accommodation.
I appreciate well thought out requests that suggest things and experiences we can learn from each other.
Motorbikes and Mountain Bikes - My main squeeze. I love to ride my motorbike through the countryside and see new places around my home.
Tramping and climbing - I love the world and am passionate about spending more time in nature by myself and with others. I also climb and am always keen to do outdoor rock climbing and exploring new outdoor activities.
medical discussions, ethical discussions - Thought provoking discussions always keep me on my toes!
Have done Ceroc dancing for over 4 years however am an now infrequent dancer though I'm always keen to bring people along!
Music, Movies, and Books
Matthew Reilly, Dave Brown and many more. I enjoy mostly action or mystery books. Slowly working my way through the wheel of time saga at the moment. It's a beast.
I have very diverse music taste.
I enjoy listening to other countries local music especially sharing with other couch surfers but I'm a huge Foo Fighters fan.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Bungy jumped at Victoria falls on the zambia/Zimbabwe border....I'm scared of heights but it was definitely my biggest thrill. Backpacked in South Africa with a friend and from Elephants walking infront of the bus in Botswana to Pony Trekking in Lesotho in barren landscape completely isolated from modern civilisation. Bribed my way through customs in Mozambique. Zoomed around Calvi, Corsica and the surrounding country side on a rented scooter. Got my backpack stolen in France, lost myself in the backstreets of Barcelona. Streaked in a blizzard storm on the highest point of europe, Jungfrauoch, Switzerland.
And all the little moments you experience travelling through a differebt country.
Teach, Learn, Share
You can heat up your frozen hashbrowns in the toaster....quick and easy :D
Courgettes sliced and panned fried with onions and Garlic makes for a ten minute tasty dish to serve with. Aubergines as well...and potatoes but they take a bit longer.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Hopefully an interesting conversation. I like to learn about the people I meet and the backgrounds they come from.
I surf to meet people and share experiences with them. I'm very proactive and enthusiastic and I am always up for an adventure.
I make it a point to write thought out requests and do my best to appreciate that I am a guest in your home. I'm also good at cleaning up after myself and am mindful of maintaining as small a footprint in your home.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Botswana, France, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
Countries I’ve Lived In
New Zealand, Singapore