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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Thai
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2007
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About Me

****I won't be able to host anyone from 26-28 May as I'm going away on those days****

Hi, I'm Malina (some of my references call my by my Thai name Malee or other nicknames)
I've just moved to Chiang Rai Thailand and my home is open for hosting!
I'm sharing a simple house in a semi-rural Thai neighbourhood with one other teacher. I'll be working full time, but I can go out with you sometimes and point you in the direction of things.
The house is outside of the city centre but shops, a market and nature are near.


To enjoy bright and beautiful Thailand!


I'm an explorer, a questioner, writer and artist. I love meeting new people, discovering new places, and trying new things.

I am following my inspirations, living my dreams, and celebrating the moment.


We project the best parts of ourselves out into the universe and everything in our experience reflects these back to us.

Each positive thought resonates through the jeweled net of consciousness.

Every day contains moments that have the capacity to uplift and inspire.

We all make an impact. Make a positive one. Leave your mark. Get out there and do something!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


sharing teaching learning doing making connecting partying hosting surfing volunteering


Some of the best highlights have been being hosted by Bedouins in a cave in Petra, in a cozy white cottage on an island in Greece, in a lazy frontier town off the beaten track in Trojes, Honduras, and filling the flat with surfers in The Red Octopus, Berlin.

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meditation, hiking, dance improvisation, guerrilla gardening, recyclable art, sustainable development, languages, island hopping, blowing bubbles, vegetarian living, seeing things from alternate angles, opening doorways, becoming a better person, expanding my mind.

  • arts
  • writing
  • dancing
  • vegetarian
  • meditation
  • partying
  • gardening
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • track and field
  • languages
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

reggae, classical music, algerian rai, balkan beats, dubstep, drum n bass, psytrance, electro, techno, trance, trip hop, chinese flute music and indian ragas.
Kosterica films like black cat white cat
Gypsy movies like Ko To Samo Peva (hilarious!)
artists: guy debord, basquiat, and banksy.
Literary and historical fiction, classics.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Chanting aums with village children at the Art for Kids program, Auroville.

Scorching the soles of my feet as I climbed the holy mountain at Tiruvanamalai.

Battling my way through a haze of feathers side by side with a contingent of couchsurfers at International Pillowfight Day, Perth.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to make a wallet out of a juice carton, a hair-wrap, or a bracelet out of string.
explore, connect, and volunteer.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand

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