Tim Roland

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Teacher
  • TESOL certificate, TEFL-C
  • From Auckland, New Zealand
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About Me


Not letting possession dominate my freedom. To have visited as many countries as my age.


Im an easy going person. I love to travel and i love to hear about other people's travel experiences. I collect foreign currencies and fridge magnets..... so if you want to come here, it could be cool if you could bring a small note and/or a city fridge magnet but if not that's cool. I will not throw you out!

So far i have got currencies from

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australian, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Euro, Fiji, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korean, Latvia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, Vietnam.


Carpe diem

I always say "there are many choices in life. Choosing to be happy or something else for me I choose to be happy"

Why be sad when you can be happy?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I enjoy hosting people. I have also surfed a few times as well also. I have also donated to the cause.


One time I was returning home after living abroad and I needed a place to stay until I got an apartment of my own. Then I got an email from a friend saying that seeing as I owe you money you can stay here.

His place was small and all he could offer me was his kitchen floor so i slept there on a crappy fold out couch for about a month until I ended up going back overseas again!


I pretty much enjoy anything and everything except coffee, I hate coffee. I do however, enjoy talking to people. So, you have your coffee and I'll have something else.

I love to travel and see new places I've been to 31 different countries and counting so as I said before, I have many different stories I would love to share with you.

I love cycling and in March of 2012 I cycled over 5000km around South America for 4 months. I had a wonderful time and inherited a lot of stories in the process.

Music, Movies, and Books

favourite movie = shawshank redemption
favourite books = i love to read travel books
as for music = i pretty much like anything

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have done performing arts in a Filipino prison. I have also done performing arts in front of 3000 school children.

Travelled around some of South America on my bicycle.

I rode 100km on a bamboo bicycle to raise money for charity.

Teach, Learn, Share

My philosophy is that I love to learn from people and I hope people learn from me as well.

I have been to many different places in and around the world and would be happy to share my knowledge as much as I can.

visited 30 states (13.3%)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, India, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa

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