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Overview

  • 43 References 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student of. 1: Life. 2:Physics and Economics.
  • Peter Singer, Newton, Einstein, Jared Diamond, Tim Ferriss
  • From Hobart, Tasmania
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Hitchike around Taiwan, improve my Mandarin.

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The far reaches of the world where people eat out of rubbish bins and live in tree houses.
All good!

I've hosted Germans, Scots, Canadians, and Yanks.

Interests

Learning Lanuguages.
Education
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!

  • singing
  • dancing
  • education
  • ethics
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • sports
  • bike polo
  • economics
  • teaching
  • mathematics
  • physics

Music, Movies, and Books

Authors:
Peter Singer, Sam Harris, Jared Diamond, Tim Ferriss

Film:
Earthlings
Waking Life
Dancer in the Dark

Music!
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

music
travels
ideas
passions
English
Mathematics
Physics
Economics
Ethics

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

Australia, Denmark

Old School Badges

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