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Carina Albrecht

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • IT for work - work to live, not live...
  • Computer Science, Business
  • From Indaiatuba, SP
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet people from all over the world !!

ABOUT ME

I am someone looking for friends that like to travel to share experiences and maybe go on adventures together?

PHILOSOPHY

Live, love and laugh! :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can host in Vancouver whenever time allows me (pretty busy nowadays), also want to meet new people in Vancouver area.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I recently had my first experience as a host, really enjoyed and for sure will continue on! I love have people around ! :)

Interests

Reading, music, dancing, yoga, philosophy, astronomy, movies, TV shows... and traveling, of course :)

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Dogville, Matrix
Music: pop-rock, progressive rock, eletronic music (trance, psy-trance, ambient, chillout, progressive trance, house), reggae, alternative.
Books: The Castle in the Pyrenees, Contact, Harry Potter.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Road trip to Patagonia - 16.000 km driving in 2 months!!! The most amazing trip I've ever made.

Teach, Learn, Share

My first surfer asked me about why Lost Lagoon @ Stanley Park here in Vancouver is called that, here it is:
"(from wikipedia)

Native food gatherers used the low tide mudflats as a source for clams, and a midden on the north side indicates that a large dwelling once stood there. In the Sḵwxwú7mesh language, the name is Ch'ekxwa'7lech, meaning "gets dry at times". Settlers also built cabins around the lake, which were all removed between 1913 and 1916 during construction of the causeway.[2]The lake was created in 1916 by the construction of the Stanley Park causeway; until then, Lost Lagoon was a shallow part of Coal Harbour, which itself is an extension of Burrard Inlet.

The name for Lost Lagoon comes from a poem[3] written by Pauline Johnson, who later explained her inspiration:

"I have always resented that jarring unattractive name [Coal Harbour] for years. When I first plied paddle across the gunwhale of a light canoe and idled about the margin, I named the sheltered little cove Lost Lagoon. This was just to please my own fancy for, as that perfect summer month drifted on, the ever restless tides left the harbor devoid of any water at my favorite conoeing hour and my pet idling place was lost for many days; hence my fancy to call it Lost Lagoon."[4]

The lake was officially named Lost Lagoon in 1922 by the park board, long after Johnson's death and, ironically, after the lagoon had been permanently lost after becoming landlocked.
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Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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