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About Me


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i'm the luckiest girl alive, and profoundly thankful for it.I LOVE LIFE, I love my life, and I love LIVING life as robustly and delightedly as I can, which means I've done a lot of really dumb things, but it also means I have very few regrets... seldom do I have to look back and regret not having done something (except maybe studying more, but then I'd have had to have forgone stuff I'd have regretted passing up...) (that's a touch excessive with the 'hads')


Everyday, something new reveals itself. Thats how I know I am alive.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couchsurfed many couches between Argentina and New York, then got couch burnt out.
Hosted many lovely people with Cassie in our squat last summer, then I had a break.
Reading through forums and attending CS events from time to time.


Sometimes I find it hard to believe that some of the people I know in the world, I found here on this site, regardless of how much they use this site. Although its not the only way I have met people, the fact that it provides the potential for it, is intrinsically wonderful.


Making jewellery, painting, playing clarinet, fire poi, dub step, reggae, Musica popular brasileira, watching the garden grow, history - there is so much of it, swimming in bodies of water, sun salutations, stretching, the beach, the rainforest, snorkelling - the ocean is amazing, cooking when I have time, learning to cook new things, eating other peoples cooking, riding my bike, learning in general.

  • culture
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • painting
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • history
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Due to spending so much time in Brazil I really love brazilian music: Curumin, Nação Zumbi, Chico Science, Jorge Ben Jor, Mundo Livre, João Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Marcelo D2, Marcelinho da Lua, Antonio Carlos e Jocafi, Djavan, Novos Baianos, Barao Vermelho, Doces Barbaros, Azymuth, Cartola, Baden Powell, Cazuza, Ney Matogrosso, Los Hermanos, Marisa Monte, Gal Costa, Tim Maia, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Seu Jorge, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Maria Bethania, Elis Regina, Vinicius de Morães... the list goes on

Brazilian Drum & bass : Drumagick, Marky & XRS, Patife. Dubstep artists such as Benga, Monkeymarc, shapeshifter, kode9, 16bit etccc
Minimal, Soul, Hip Hop, Local reggae, roots and dub. Gypsy & Folk Music: Rue Ketanou, Ojos de Brujo, Rapskallion, Barons of Tang....

Books - About to read some new books. Last long book I read was the Shantaram - philosophical head tripper that keeps me dreaming and expanding the possibilities..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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Teach, Learn, Share

I want to improve my spanish, History is fascinating, I want to know more every day.
Sharing life is the key to both of these ends
One Amazing Thing I've Seen or Done
-My Exchange Year in Finland 2005, Getting my tongue stuck to a iced pole, jumping in an ice lake, doing burnouts on an ice lake. Dancing the 'pony' under the Eiffel Tower with 150 exchange students.
-Brazil, too much to say about this place and the effect it has had on me as a person
-Squatting at SHAC, having an amazing time
-Squatting in North Melbourne and hosting a shitload of CouchSurfers.
-Exploring central Australia
-Connecting with australian indigenous peoples and culture

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Countries I’ve Lived In


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