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Exploring Mexican culture whilst learning spanish
TRAVELS:I've travelled extensively around Australia and Europe. I'm currently based in Mexico. I have been out of Australia now for two years and I have made many wonderful friends, its been a great experience.
MOVIES: I've always loved performance (theatre) and writing. Whilst overseas I've made two movies - one a thirty minute comedy in Madrid, the other a 17 minute film in Mexico City. I find film-making very difficult and time consuming but also very rewarding and for me its been a great way to make friends and engage with new places that I'm living in.
SPANISH: I love learning Spanish. I'm still not great at it but I'm trying!!
MUSIC: I've played and sung in several bands. I'm currently travelling with my acoustic guitar.
HOMETOWN: I love Melbourne (where I grew up). A lot of great friends and family there. I've enjoyed involving myself in the music scene, following the Australian Football League and much much more.
Have to get back on that one - still trying to figure it out... In the meantime, 'don't step on anyone's toes'!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting (when possible), attending events and surfing!
Couchsurfing is fantastic. I've made lots of friends through the site. Some of whom I have revisited or have visited me. One of the best nights of my life was spent in Krakow with some couchsurfers. Ask me about it if we ever meet!
Pretty diverse: music, theatre, cinema, novels, writing, sport, fitness, socialising, travel etc etc
Music, Movies, and Books
Music...well, where do I start? I'm into all sorts of music...Here's what I've been listening to according to Last.fm: Joanna Newsom, Smog, David Axelrod, Serge Gainsbourgh, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Jasmine Levy, Bob Dylan, Gabriel Yared, Ennio Morricone, Francoiz Breut, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Presley, U2, Underworld, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Martha Wainwright, David Bowie, John Lennon, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Kronos Quartet, Andre Segovia, John Coltrane, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, James Brown, Arcade Fire, Zap Mama, Otis Redding, Björk, Bernard Herrmann, Pavarotti, Radiohead, Beck, Claude Debussy, Pink Floyd, Devastations, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, R.E.M., Nina Simone, Neil Young, John Cage, Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, ((I have a music profile on the folllowing site: http://www.last.fm/user/clivelieb/)
Favourite films: Thin Red Line, La Dolche Vita, Zoolander and 2001: Space Odyssey, Before Night Falls
Favourite authors: Garcia Marquez, James Joyce, S. Rushdie, Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac Mccarthy, Haruki Murakami
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Beaten a kangaroo in a game of chess. Long story...
Teach, Learn, Share
I can play a bit of piano and guitar. Know some pretty good recipes, can show you how to kick an Australian football!
Countries I’ve Visited
Fiji, France, Indonesia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In