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Me: 26, female, Canadian, sarcastic, practical, fun, out-going, generous, opinionated, affectionate. Grant: 26, male,Canadian, lover of woolly hats, funny, generous, caring, very laid-back and down to earth. Both Grant and I are non-smokers, though we DO smoke pot and drink occassionally.
Growing up poor builds character.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Our first surfing experience was in Paris (August 2005) with the amazing Math and Sophie, our second was in Dublin last November with the most lovable Irish guy ever, Keith!
music!! painting!! movies!! bike rides!! being with my lovely boyfriend!! African politics!!
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: The Contantines, The Clash, Weakerthans, Kinks, Ben Kweller, DFA1979, Arcade Fire, Creeping Nobodies, Iron and Wine, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, DrowningMan, Cursive, Cursed, J5, Billie Holiday, Herbie Hancock, classic rock!! Books: Murakami, Marquez, Doestoyevski, Kundera, Hemingway, Miller. Movies: Fast Times, anything Wes Anderson, I
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Well, moving out to Europe on my own would be a big thing. I sold all my posessions in Toronto, and came over with clothes and cds to be with my partner in crime, Grant. Experiencing Cuba was pretty amazing too, and I'll be making my second trip over very soon!
Teach, Learn, Share
alright...imparting my cs widsom onto fledgling surfers...where to start?
First off, if you are surfing in a major city (Amsterdam, Paris, London, etc), you should be sending out your requests at LEAST 2-3 weeks in advance of your stay. I've rarely been able to host people on less than 2 weeks notice, usually because I've already said yes to someone else.
Another tip...try and avoid copying and pasting the same message to every host in the city you want to surf in. We can tell, and it means we're more likely to say YES to the person that's put some effort into reading our profile and put some effort into their message.
Remember that while hosts don't expect payment for helping out, there is some cost that we incur (like the water you use, the toilet paper, food, etc) and that can add up if you host a lot. Bringing a token of appreciation (an inexpensive something from where you're from, where you've travelled, something you've made) always comes as a welcome surprise and it's a nice way of saying thank you to new friends and a way that hosts can remember their surfers.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cuba, France, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In