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Don't live to work, work to live and live to travel and travel 'til you stop living!
Hi my name is Marcus. I am from Australia. I currently have a beard and look homeless but I promise you I do shower! jaja
I'm a pretty simple guy, I grew up in a small country town by the coast in Australia, but love the big city life just as much as I do relaxing out in countryside.
I'm totally addicted to travelling. Nothing better than landing in a new place and experiencing a new culture, meeting new people and exploring places I've not been before (or revisiting the ones I loved)
I'm also a stand-up comedian. Just don't ask me to tell you a joke and we will get on fine! But if I happen to be in your part of the world doing shows, come along and say G'day. I'd be glad to have a beer or wine afterwards.
This is how you can see what I'm doing work wise below.
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow.
If it makes you happy and it doesn't hurt anyone, do it and don't worry what people think of you. You will be a step closer to happiness.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'd surfed couches of friends and friends of friends for many years before Couchsurfing website existed, so when this came along I decided to join to expand the network. I lived in Scotland and hosted then, but now I work on the road a lot and can't host, but when I do find a base I have been able to return the thanks by hosting when I can. And when I'm in Australia visiting my family I host there also.
I lost my couchsurfing virginity in style, picked up at the airport, yoga class and mexican dinner then midnight swimming in a backyard pool followed by a great sleep in my own room with ensuite and a cooked breakfast.
The next night I shared the cushions of a couch with 3 others!
This sums up couchsurfing, always a unique experience. Embrace it.
Travelling. does that sound familiar anyone?
Learning new languages, meeting people from different parts of the world and sharing experiences.
Comedy, live music, the great outdoors, sunny days and a few beers and BBQ's with good mates.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: comedy, suspense, and home movies, documentaries are fantastic. Planet Earth, Blue Planet.
Music: anything live, festivals are amazing. Don't put my blinkers on when it comes to music, any style can be great at the right time.
Books: Maps (love picturing where I'm going next!) Bill Bryson, he's great. Biographies and real stories, nothing better than the real thing.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seriously, just one?
The most amazing thing I've done is have the courage to venture into the world alone. Stepping out of my comfort zone and allowing the travel bug to take a big bite! Travelling with friends can be fun but I feel I get to know locals and open myself up to whatever comes my way better on my own. I've met some of the most amazing people this way. No, I won't hashtag journey, but I do appreciate the ride!
I like to think there are so many more great things to do and see that the best hasn't happened yet.
Teach, Learn, Share
Be kind. I try share my English in exchange for Spanish if we can help and any other language for that matter. I love to learn about different cultures and when in my hometown show people the places most tourists don't go. So I like it when people take me places locals do also.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share some funny stories of my travels, give me enough wine and maybe I'll tell you some even funnier stories! If I'm performing when in your town I can take you to a show. Otherwise, I like to (try to) cook and share a laugh and learn. If you need help with English I am fluent too. Oh and I have some Vegemite, like any good Australian does. I will probably make you try it!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom