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bettievintage

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Last login over 4 years ago

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • pastry chef (and cook, in 2 restos)
  • graduated with a dec in social scien...
  • From Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel all over as long as chocolate is in reach/ summer '10 Spain-France-Italy-Greece-NYC

ABOUT ME

I have a confession to make, I am a bonafide chocoholic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I'm usually thinking up places I'd like to travel to next. During summer '09 I backpacked through the UK on my own and can't wait to see the rest of the world. I decided to put my passion for baking on hold again for summer '10 while I explore my passion for travel :) I plan on going to France, Spain, Italy, and Greece. Also a roadtrip with girlfriends to NYC in August. In Montreal, when I'm not baking chocolate soufflés, you will usually find me with friends at some concert, comedy night, taking a creative writing class, horseback riding in the forest, dancing at the tamtams on Mont-Royal,planning road trips, trying out the circus... Being socially involved is something that is very important to me. Being active in your community, either on a global or local level has always been a part of my life and something I truly believe in. Ideas for near future: travelling all over the world, work in the UK til my work visa expires, publish novels, open my pâtisserie... I thought I could combine my passion for baking with my passion for human rights by making fair trade goods :) Then again who knows what will happen. I will be leaving the people I care about for a while, but am looking forward to meeting so many new and interesting people!

PHILOSOPHY

I adopt the Me2We philosophy: find meaning in your life and your world by reaching out to others. Focus on our community, our world, instead of myself. Think we, pass it on! most important: balance. Live in the now. Do what you love.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Unfortunately I'm only available for drink/coffee since I still live at home.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My big sis went couch surfing with her bf a few years ago in Italy and France and loved it, so I thought I would try it out. It seems like a great way to meet tons of people and discover new things. Also, meeting locals seems like the best way to really discover a new place, instead of doing all the typical touristy things.

Interests

travel, music/concerts, food/baking, reading, cinema, youth activism-volunteering, international relations/politics, museums, history, sociology, swimming, yoga, ceramics/pottery making/painting, girls' nights out/in, weekends in the country. when restless,usually change hair colour (easier than moving around all the furniture). tattoos when meaningful, nature, making ice cream with my ice cream machine

Music, Movies & Books

Recommended Canadian music: Metric, Feist, Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Ariane Moffatt, Doba Caracole, Dallas Green, K-os, Sam Roberts, Bedouin Soundclash, Magneta Lane, David Usher, Dragonette, Tegan and Sara, Sweet Thing Canadian movie I just saw and loved: J'ai tue ma mere

marathons of tv series: scrubs, sex and the city, Alias, Without a Trace. some movies from my shelves: le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulin, Moulin Rouge, Donnie Darko, Garden State, Juno, Eastern Promises, Cry Baby, Crash, Conversations with Other Women, The Dreamers, Young People Fucking, Tsotsi, Waitress, American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Across the Universe... books: usually fiction, some light stuff for fun and others like Lord of the Flies and Revolutionary Road,the classic short stories, journalistic reports like Bitter Chocolate or Blood Diamonds, a shelf dedicated to my baking repertoire...

movie/music/book to get me in UK mood: Miss Marple tv series (laugh all you want that little old woman is so cute and cunning! + I wanted to be a detective when I was a kid)/ The Beatles (obviously)/ a copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover for the plane ride ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

DONE:Organized fundraisers for a NGO I am a member of. Raised over 2000$ in 5 hours :) SEEN: a mini minga

Teach, Learn, Share

teach: french(I've been a tutor), delicious recipes for chocoholics, how to swim (I used to be a swimming instructor) learn and share: i'm big on sharing and willing to learn

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Jamaica, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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