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Mike Howe

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • travelling, avoiding getting a real job
  • studied things about animals & plants
  • From Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


walk around a bit, maybe have a coffee


i´m interested in primates. i grew up in australia. i recently spent some lovely time in the forest studying capuchin monkeys in central america. i would really like to live in berlin. i studied zoology & I want to study something (everything) else. drifting to the next place and sleeping under trees seems much, much better than settling down or getting a real job of some kind.


the original plan was probably terrible anyway

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


meet new people & try to be a good houseguest. looking forward to hosting when i settle down again.


invariably excellent.


drums tropical ecology janis joplin new world monkeys cheese evolution beer grafitti composting writing ants bees & the dancing behaviour of said bees psychogeography

Music, Movies & Books

tom waits, patti smith, neutral milk hotel, antony & the johnsons, the flaming lips, pissed jeans, nick cave & the bad seeds, dirty three, ACDC, the smiths, paul kelly, the stooges, goran bregovic, gwen stefani

dr strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying & love the bomb, a serious man, withnail & i, down by law, the big lebowski, ghostbusters, irreversible, mean girls, ghostbusters II, adaptation, blue velvet, sam rockwell, helena bonham-carter

catch 22, dave eggers, jonathan livingston seagull, pablo neruda, william s burroughs, joseph conrad, where the wild things are, cormac mccarthy, irvine welsh, albert camus, terry pratchett, game of thrones, the grapes of wrath,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I slipped on a banana peel once. actually stepped onto a banana peel and slipped over. it was excellent.

Teach, Learn, Share

i´m very slowly learning spanish, and need a lot of practice. could probably teach someone to play drums if they wanted. i'd like to know more about gardening and permaculture too.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In


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