Sylvia Machat

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Traveler
  • Life, school, books...
  • From Vancouver, BC
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About Me


Let it glow, let it show, go with the flow


My traveler's spirit is strong and bold!

I love hip hop, yoga, smoking the occasional joint and sitting in the sun wherever I am. I like to meet new people when I'm out and about, but I love to get some alone time to just meditate, read & write.

I don't believe in coincidence - everything life brings us is meant to be, because we either bring it on ourselves or the universe brings it to us. :)


We have the power inside each of us to decide what we want to do with our lives - it's up to us whether or not we choose to do it.

I'm personally at the point where I am choosing to do things and I am making things happen in life. After spending several years getting to know myself (and still working on it!)

My friend told me before I left Vancouver: "When you are traveling, if it won't kill you, always say YES."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Bring it on! :)

Music, Movies, and Books

I LOVE books - I am obsessed with books. Love to read, love to absorb information! So many books, so little time...


Traveling, these are the books I have with me:
"Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita" by Ram Dass
"Breathing Space" by Katherine Repka

I've also picked up:
a used copy of a cheap novel called "Fame Fatale" that my sister left behind in Prague a few years back
"Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs" by Paul Carter
and "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Gone skinny-dipping during black dark night in the water on the Sunshine Coast (very near to Vancouver), where the phosphorescence light up in the water when you move. Beautiful, highly recommended.


Taking a "short cut" at Hazmburk Castle in the Czech Republic that we found out after we climbed a cliff to the top was actually not a short cut but a way for people to get in without paying. Nice!


Smoking a joint on the U-Bahn in Berlin at 5am on a Monday morning with a group of people from my hostel. Fucking amazing...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you what I know... but I don't know how much I know. Test me?

I want to learn a little bit about everything and everyone! I want to learn about people. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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