Alastair Michael

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Currently a full-time traveler
  • Bachelor of Technology: Aquaculture
  • From Quorn, South Australia
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About Me


Collect anecdotes like some people collect coins


I am a generally happy young man who is currently traveling around and relaxing after an unbelievably intense bout of working a job 60 hrs a week / 51 weeks a year.

I am a bit of a geek (even being geeky about traveling in the way I think of it) but also have socialite, bogan and a little jock mashed in: it makes it hard to describe my personality.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have taken part in regular organised gatherings of couchsurfing Tampere and have had a guest to stay at the squat I ran there several times and have stayed on a few couches around Europe.

In Australia I've also hosted a few surfers when I was living and working in Victoria.


I've had nothing but good times with both the hosting/surfing side and the social gathering sides: meeting lots of warm and interesting people.


Reading (mostly sci-fi and fantasy)
Computer games
Roleplaying Games
Aquaculture (it's my profession afterall)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent nine months living in a squat in Tampere, Finland without electricity nor running water. It was an absolutely amazing experience in which I got to see things and meet people I would have never gotten the chance to: it blew my mind.

I spent three weeks with a bus full of exchange students doing an intensive travel around northern, central and western Europe. Getting the chance to hang out with so many like-minded individuals as we cut a swathe of destruction across some of the most well-known tourist spots was truly awesome.

Countries I’ve Visited

Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Finland

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