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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Seafarer/Chef/Freelance
  • No education listed
  • From New Zealand
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About Me

I grew up in Manukau, New Zealand and have roots in Marlborough (Blenheim, Nelson) and Waikato (Rotorua, Taupo). While I spent most of my years very close to Auckland City, I have many child hood memories visiting family in lake Taupo, Rotorua, Blenheim and Marlborough Sounds.

Somehow I fell into a career as a Chef, perhaps from my interest in culture and ethnic foods - and, hey, we have to eat don't we? It is a profession that has opened up many opportunities along the way. I am currently working as an international seafarer and chef on a large private motor yacht. I cook for the crew day by day and in return get to experience a life on the sea, and get to visit places I likely wouldn't have the opportunity to on my own.

I like to keep my mind and life reasonably open and take opportunities as they come - as a result I am lucky to experience many environments, learn new skills, and meet amazing people along the way.

I am quite an active person, and draw my energy from the outdoors. I love to hike/run/climb trails/mountains/forests, I love mountain biking and am slowly building my skills, I have also been enjoying diving in as many waters as I can while I travel. I find peace and happiness and energy in nature. I am looking forward to hitting the slopes next winter to get some boarding in.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

A friend I met in Norway recommended Couchsurfing not only as a way to travel on a budget, but especially to meet big hearted, like minded people around the globe. And to get a view of their life, and share passions and experiences.
I thought that sounded pretty good ;)

Interests

  • culture
  • fitness
  • running
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • trail running
  • mountains
  • eating
  • mountain biking
  • adventure
  • growing food
  • banter

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, Spain

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