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Explore the beauty of the world before it all gets trashed; to inspire and educate through art; be of benefit
Too old to tell you ALL about me! But briefly, I've travelled to over 60 countries and lived in seven. Was in Asia over 5 yrs, inc 3 in Viet Nam, 3 years in Kenya and the last 3 in Ecuador. I'm passionate about respecting Mother Earth and treating animals kindly and I aim to enlighten and inspire on these issues through my art, writing and teaching. I love the ocean, wildlife, permaculture, reading, writing, World Music, Ecstatic Dance, yoga, languages, exploring other cultures, etc etc.
In previous lives I was a carpenter, tree trimmer, gardener, sailor and 'beautiful rebel'!
Be kind, respect and protect the Earth and all our kin for future generations
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was a 'dormant' member for several years. I was hosted kindly as I left UK and on my arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador and then in Loja four years ago. I was not in a position to host but I've enjoyed meeting up with surfers in Nairobi and Vilcabamba.
Not much formally, but plenty informally with good friends in past years & weeks.
Swimming in natural bodies of water, horse-riding, bird-watching, enjoying the glory of nature, growing and cooking healthy food
Painting portraits of wildlife (acrylics). See www.anniemalia.wordpress.com for paintings and many published articles
- world music
Music, Movies, and Books
World Music (esp www.kpfa.org/musicoftheworld), classical, rock, jazz, folk, blues ...
Non-fiction books re the rivers, oceans, wildlife, Vietnam, Africa, Latin America
Writers such as Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, Martha Geldorf, A S Byatt, Chimananda Ndozi Adichie, Rebecca Solnit, Naomi Klein, Helen Caldicott, David Icke...
Movies: Home, Oceans, Born Free, Walking with Lions, Life of Pi, The Secret Life of Bees, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Zeitgeist, Thrive, Hunger Games, The Book Thief, Chance and Coincidence
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Crewed on a tall ship, the Star Pilot, around Central America for 4 months in 1985
Teach, Learn, Share
Cooking, Shiatsu, music, films, knowledge, language, laughter
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cook a meal, Shiatsu/Thai
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Chile, China, Ethiopia, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Kenya, United States, Viet Nam