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Alice Chinn

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Fijian, German, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • English Teacher and part-time food e...
  • Psychology Honours Degree
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

NOTE: I AM CONSTANTLY OVERWHELMED WITH REQUESTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOT READ MY PROFILE. THESE REQUESTS WILL BE IGNORED!

I'm a well-travelled vegan, activist, cyclist, queer Scottish woman who has decided to make a home for herself in Barcelona. I moved here in 2012 and have worked hard to make a lovely life for myself in this colourful and crazy city.

I am gay and part of a thriving alternative queer community here which I could introduce to other queer people visiting the city (or maybe who have just moved here).

I am an avid cycler (with a lovely bike called Jack!), self-proclaimed foodie (as fresh and local as possible), and a lover of meeting new people from different cultures. I love cycling around the city and soaking up the culture and the sun as much as I love escaping the madness and climbing in the mountains or swimming in the ocean. I speak English and Spanish (and am a never-ending quest to perfect my Castellano!)

I moved into my own flat last autumn and have invested a lot of time and love making it my own. I am a firm believer that we can get most of what we need either second-hand, for free, or by recycling what we already have, and so have endeavoured to furnish the apartment in this manner. I am very proud of what I have achieved and am totally in love with 'Piso Chinno' and now want to share it with the world!

I'm bored of people asking to stay with me without reading my profile. I will not respond to your request without the answer to this question: What is the name of my bike??

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am excited about being a more active contributer to the CS project, and now having my own flat with spare bedroom should provide the perfect opportunity!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Lots. I have travelled around various places in Europe using CSing - generally making connectiong with lovely people.

Informally, I love having friends and family to stay, and have visited various friends all over the UK, and beyond....

Interests

Experimental vegan cooking; perfecting my spanish; being outspoken about feminism, gender-equality, casual sexism, food, consumerism; all things queer, second hand and recycling things reading. being outdoors - swimming in nature, making fires, camping, running, yoga, playing football, long boarding, walking about barefoot. climbing things; people with passion and purpose; supporting local businesses and boycotting evil establishments such as Tesco and Starbucks.

Music, Movies & Books

Too much. I usually go with recommendations from friends that I trust and who share similar values/beliefs/lifestyles.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being involved in traditional Fijian kava ceremonies

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to develop my Spanish speaking skills. I can offer decent cooking and recipes (especially for raw or vegan food), semi-decent banter, and a love of exploring places/things/people. I always need help around the flat - generally making things out of free stuff I find in the street - shleves, chairs, bookcases etc!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Experiences, energy, food, laughs

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Laos, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

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