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I am an Australian who's recently returned after living and studying as a research student in Cambridge UK. I am originally a construction engineer who has travelled extensively for 3 years solo. That has taken me from the Australian outback to small surf towns in the Canadian rainforest. I also hitchiked most of the west coast of the US surfing / couchsurfing.
My Cambridge anthropological research was on the relationship between the gas mines and the indigenous communities within the Peruvian Amazon. Couch surfing was a great way to hear local insights on this issues, as well as sharing other stories along the way :)
I am currently preparing a new PhD project on mining and Indigenous Australian communities.
Other than that, I surf a lot, run a lot, gym a lot, enjoy cooking, reading and the odd craft ale.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have had a brief hiatus of couch surfing while studying abroad, but my experiences have involved surfing, hosting, talking, sharing, meeting! Any way I can. So many good souls in the community!
A few things run at my core and keep me going. A HEALTHY LIFE; running, lifting, eating clean, meditating. LEARNING; academically in the institution, reading a random book, podcasting or chatting with a stranger. MUSIC; everything to do with it! NATURE; surfing is like breathing, but I get similar breath from other parts where nature shines.
Music, Movies, and Books
Dylan, Young, Floyd, Tool, Karnivool, Nine Inch Nails. Diverse, but so is life.
Books - Vegabonding, Walking by Thoreau, Sex at Dawn (Chris Ryan), anything by Neil Gainman. Many more!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Living and volunteering on community in Arnhem Land (Indigenous Australia) and everything that came along with it!
Teach, Learn, Share
I use to play professional football (soccer) in Australia.
I have been a quaified Tae Kwon Do instructor since I was and was in the olympic demonstration team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Life long surfer. Personal Trainer. Contruction Engineer. Anthropologist. Hitchiker. Vegabonder.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories of my travels.
Stories from my Cambridge research fieldwork in a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom