James (aka Seamus) Heaney

Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Unspecified age, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Perpetual Student, Autodidact Linguist and Closet Freestyler
  • Bachelors of Sciences (Sports Science) and Bachelors of C...
  • From Auckland
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


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A Kiwi boy with Irish, Scottish and English ancestory.
Lived in New Zealand, Canada, France and Japan and now in Aus studying medicine. I have a pretty hectic study schedule (upwards of 60hrs per week) and not much chance to travel at the moment so really hoping you can bring the travel experience to my appartment :)
Love chilaxing overseas, going with the flow and seeing what happens (would rather spend 10days in one place than constantly travelling around). Love meeting new people and really like almost any sport and cooking and have not yet found a cuisine I didn't like (especially love korean, japanese, thai and indian).


I love all cultures of the world...."how could you hate any culture when they all have such beautiful women" - quote of a good friend :-)
It is easy for someone like me from a rich country to say the meaning of life is to have fun, hopefully I will be able to repay the world for all the fun i have already had...unfortunately however most experiences are priceless

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been travelling around a lot and have had little opportunity to host anyone other than friends. I now have an awesome sofabed that is just begging for some cool travelers to sleep on it!
I have been hosted a few time in Japan which have been awesome.


In Paris I lived on a friend couch for about 2 weeks, It was awesome! Nothing like living with people who know the city and the warm hospitality of a friend that very few hotels or hostels can match.


I love languages, meeting people, cooking, like playing and watching rugby, golf, tennis, skiing (well pretty much any sport). Oh yea and like books and movies like everyone else.

Music, Movies, and Books

Brazilian Samba i.e. Sergio Mendes
Japanese Rap i.e. Rip Slyme, Mflo
New Zealand Reggae i.e. Fat Freddies Drop, Kora
French Music i.e. Camille, Corneille and tete
Ray, Kill Bill, Stickmen, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, City of god, All miyazaki films especially Howl's Moving Castle
Le Petit Prince, The sun also rises....i need to read more....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived in Paris- done a Haka outside the Pompidou Centre
Camel Riding in Morocco
visited John of God in Brazil

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach you a Haka better than the All Black one,
how to cook some awesome food (well I could try...), English, French and cheers in about 20 different languages.

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