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Hitchike around Taiwan, improve my Mandarin.
Hi, I'm Ollie.
I'm a highschool Maths and Physics teacher from Melbourne Australia. I'm pretty passionate about education and I have a blog and podcast about teaching, you can check them both out at www.ollielovell.com/podcast :)
Travel is a big part of who I am too . In 2009 I spent 8 months travelling, hitchiking, and CouchSurfing around Europe and the experiences that I had there played a big part in developing me into the person that I am now (I was 18 then). 2010 (Dec) saw me start a 2 month trip through India that profoundly affected me, and in 2012 I went on a 6 month Uni exchange to Copenhagen which was also a wonderful experience. In 2014/15 I spent 2.5 months in China and Taiwan working on my Mandarin.
Generosity. Balance. Communication, Love and Compassion.
"To act morally is not a constraint, but a liberation!"
"They say it's the last song, they don't know us you see. It's only the last song if we let it be."-Selma (acted by Björk) from Dancer in the Dark..
A detachment from ego can be a powerful thing.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
CouchSurfed Europe 2009 for 8 months! East coast of Australia for 1 month.
Surfed in India in 2010/11
I've hosted several times in Australia, which has been great!
The far reaches of the world where people eat out of rubbish bins and live in tree houses.
I've hosted Germans, Scots, Canadians, and Yanks.
Reducing suffering in the world.
I love to sing and I'm getting better at the Guitar.
I enjoy sport and being active.
I love Bikes!
- eating out
- bike polo
Music, Movies, and Books
Peter Singer, Sam Harris, Jared Diamond, Tim Ferriss
Dancer in the Dark
Eva Cassidy, David Gray, The Arctic Monkeys, Ben Folds, Just Jack, Mattafix, Groove Armada, Arrested Development, Florence and The Machine, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Lighthouse Family, Manu Chao, The Coors, The Cat Empire, The John Butler Trio, Dido, The Idea of North, Dizzee Rascal, The Whitlams, Regina Spector, Take 6, Bloc Party, Lilly Allen, Snoop Dog, Dr Dre...
Tell me if I've missed something.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-Played a part in organising Students of Sustainability, a national (Australia) Student Environmental and Social Justice conference
-Regularly attend Quaker meetings
Teach, Learn, Share
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In