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After many years of university I left for 18 months on a round the world trip. The travel bug isn't sated and I can't wait to get out exploring again, meeting different people and trying to immerse myself in different cultures. I'm studying and working at the moment while also looking for a job to put my science skills to work.
You write your own story. Treat others how you would like to be treated, even if they don't do the same back.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
To help make travelling, feeling welcome and getting to know the locals and their culture much easier.
I've met so many different people and it has been very socially rewarding and enriching.
Travel, science, music, vintage clothes, fantasy novels, dancing/clubbing, beach volleyball, casual football in the park with friends, picnics, yum cha, TV/movies that are so trashy they're funny, TV/movies that are emotionally stimulating.
Music, Movies, and Books
Indie, folk, house, electro swing, jazz, tango, chacarera, zamba: Architecture in Helsinki, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Bon Iver, Boy & Bear, Chinese Man, The Cure, Crookers, Crystal Fighters, The Dodos, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Florence and the Machine, Hot Chip, Jack Peñate, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, LCD Soundsystem, Lykke Li, Major Lazer, Missy Eliot, Mumford and Sons, Noah and the Whale, Nouvelle Vague, Patrick Wolf, Peter and the Wolf, Vampire Weekend, The xx.
Almodóvar, Black Swan, The Colour Purple, Inception, La Vie En Rose, Little Miss Sunshine, Mean Girls, Muriel's Wedding, Pan's Labrynth, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, El secreto de sus ojos, Shortbus, The Road, Wolf Creek
Fantasy novels: Raymond E. Feist, Tamora Pierce, Lian Hearn. Oscar Wilde, Life of Pi. Give me a book you like and I'll give it a go.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing a dune in the Sahara.
Sunsets over the amazon river.
Moving to Argentina for a year with only a very basic level of Spanish.
Scaled down a rockfall to take a quick swim in the Tasman Glacier lake in New Zealand and climbed the tip of a small iceberg.
Sunrise over the Salar de Uyuni.
Teach, Learn, Share
If possible, try to set the mood early for a surfing or hosting experience. You may not want first impressions to play a big part, but they often can.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Indonesia, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu
Countries I’ve Lived In