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Overview

  • 20 references 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • IS/IT Senior Support Engineer
  • School of Life
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To get out and about

ABOUT ME

Just an average sub-lunatic lovin' life Aussie bloke, that has lived in the US, travelled extensively and has an above average outlook on life.

Life's a journey - get up the front of the bus ;-)

PHILOSOPHY

You'll never never know, if you never never have a go!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Been with Couchsurfing since 1994 (basically since it's inception) and am currently an Ambassador. I have hosted numerous CSers in both the US and Australia.

Interests

Lord, lead me not into temptation - me and me mates can find it ourselves ;-)

  • photography
  • cooking
  • technology
  • traveling
  • food
  • exploring new places
  • meeting new people
  • making friends
  • house renovation

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm well travelled, well read and will basically look, listen and read anything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Saw the place where they hid baby Jesus in Cairo
- Able to go on walkabout when I want
- Live, Love & Laugh Often
- Self taught web site creator for my travels, life & living: www.aussiefitzy.com

Teach, Learn, Share

- VERIFICATION: Ensure your government issued ID and your address have been verified by Couchsurfing as most hosts look for this.

- PLANNING: Have an idea as to what you want to see in the area. Hosts are great resources, but can never know what your particular interests are.

- CONTRIBUTE: Whether it be conversation, domestic chores or just hanging out. You're on a journey seeking new sights, sounds and experiences not just veggin' out in front of the idiot box or increasing thier Facebook profiles.

- NOTIFICATION: A pet peave of mine is CSers who blanket email Hosts the day they turn up, looking for a place to stay. There are genuine circumstances where Host have contacted me directly and I've Hosted thier CSers due to various reasons and have had no issue with that. But as they say - lack of planning on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on my part.

- FEEDBACK: CouchSurfing is a wonderful medium for travelling the world. But with anything information based, GARBAGE IN - GARBAGE OUT. Always leave feedback on a Host or Surfer so the next CSers have some knowledge. I have had several CSers mention they've had issues with the same Host or CSer and they don't leave any feedback - why? Leaving feedback may save future CSer from potential legal, social or other dramas.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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