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Overview

  • 32 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Strategic Development Consultant
  • LLB + LLM in International Law
  • From Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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About Me

I have been a nomad based out of Hong Kong for roughly 2 years, mostly working for a NGO and travelling in Asia while working remotely as a freelance consultant. I am currently in Rwanda, working on my newest ''profit-for-purposes'' venture! I'll be exploring Africa for the following upcoming months.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been on Couchsurfing since 2008 and I am loving every bits of it. Couchsurfing has definitely changed in the past 10 years, but the heart and soul of the couchsurfing community reminds the same. I have countless stories with amazing people that I met here, whether it was abroad, or at home.

Interests

Alright so here's what my 18 yo self was like:

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I love random roadtrips, walking, snowboarding, biking, music and concerts (festivals!), hiking, camping, and discover new food and drinks.

  • concerts
  • festivals
  • dining
  • coffee
  • walking
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • snowboarding
  • volunteering
  • craft beer

Music, Movies, and Books

10 years ago, my favourite movies were: Napoleon Dynamite, Lords of Dogtown, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mine, Tais-toi

Mutemath, Muse, Oasis, Billy Talent, In Flames, Shiny Toy Guns, The Sounds, Pink Martini, Alpha Rococo, Vincent Vallieres, Grand Corps Malade, Ratatat, Manu Chao, Maroon 5, Fauve, Likke Li, Moderat, Half Moon Run, Arctic Monkeys,

Books I'll forever highly recommend : Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts & Narconomics: How to run a drug cartel by Tom Wainwright

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quit my day job as an in-house legal counsel to volunteer abroad - that was 4 years ago already !

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Rwanda, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Costa Rica, France, Hong Kong, Scotland

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