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Conquer my "nervous traveller" syndrome
I have always been an enthusiastic armchair traveller, but would like do more of the real thing. I am a friendly introvert, probably a bit nerdy if truth be told. I prefer a good book/film or dinner with friends to a party or night club. I work as a research technician at the University of Cape Town and have lived in Cape Town all my life.
Humour is the best way to deal with most things in life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am just starting out in couch surfing, so at the moment, I'm just planning on doing the surfing bit.
None so far
Good food, interesting (mainly modern) art and design, Star Trek, history, chocolate, Terry Pratchett books, anything that makes me laugh, yoga, woodworking/furniture restoration and recently, land value tax.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: anything by Terry Pratchett or Stephen Fry, Pete MacCarthy travel books, PG Wodehouse.
Movies: Star Trek and other sci-fi, Clue, This is Spinal Tap, Monty Python films and TV, anything with Stephen Fry, comedy by Eddie Izzard.
Music: Show tunes, Motown and some blues/jazz, some alternative (like The Decemberists), classic rock, some opera, some bluegrass-y folks-y music (like Girlyman).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I once caught a ball travelling at high velocity with one hand with barely a second glance - complete fluke, but it made me feel like a super hero!
Teach, Learn, Share
How to make good brownies, science-y type stuff, how to animate using Adobe Flash, how to clean up a old piece of furniture, maybe a bit of yoga...
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In