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**Last updated: June 29, 2016**
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We are Claudia and Dan.
We WERE a kick-ass duo...but now we are a kick-ass TRIO!
In mid-2015, we welcomed a new addition to our family and are now exploring the world of parenthood together. It's been the biggest challenge of our lives but definitely rewarding. We are keen to show our little guy the world and have already gone traveling with him and shown him the awesomeness that is Couchsurfing!
As for us: Claudia works at an outdoor gear store, and Dan is a Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) instructor. We're both passionate about staying active, indulging in craft beer, and exploring the world!
An adventure we had before we had a kid was both contracting Dengue Fever while travelling in SE Asia! We even got to celebrate our first anniversary in the hospital together. So. Much. Fun!
More about each of us below :)
Silly, outgoing, and adventurous. My passions are music, photography, and physical activity. I love meeting new people and am always itching to travel :)
I'm also pretty good at Mario Kart 64 and my favourite colour is green!
For me, life is richest and most fulfilling when I am connecting with other people and experiencing new things. Sprinkle this with a healthy dose of seeing friends and family, stoking my creative side, and spending time outdoors, and I'm as happy as can be!
Stuff I love to do - Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, play guitar, go to concerts, make my own beer, read a lot, philosophize and debate (in a friendly way, of course)
Huge fan of music, movies and martial arts. Known to play the odd video game and drink a delicious craft beer from time to time.
Funny, open minded and genuine (so I'm told).
Life is too short to take things too seriously.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Claudia started hosting/surfing back in 2009 and has been involved with the Vancouver CS community's meet-ups and organizing of small events.
Now that we have our own place together, we have started hosting and hope to continue with this project both at home and abroad!
We've been fortunate enough to host *and* surf with a handful of really amazing, friendly, and generous people! We've had nothing but good experiences so far, and can't wait to continue with this project :)
Claudia has hosted:
Ping // Australia - April 2009
Marco // Leipzig, Deutschland - April 2009
Elodie // Mont-Pellier, France - May 2009
Marina // Cologne, Deutschland - July 2009
Eugene // Toronto - July 2009
Nico // Deutschland - July 2009
Maren // Berlin - August 2009
Kai // Koblenz, Deutschland - August 2009
Claudia has surfed with:
Tony // Hong Kong - May 2009
Qiong // Guilin - May 2009
Janahlee // Kunming - May 2009
Alex // Chengdu - June 2009
Cody // Chengdu - June 2009
Crystal // Guangzhou - June 2009
We have hosted:
Josh // Mississippi - December 2011
Izzie // Seattle/Ohio - December 2011
Emelie // New Brunswick - December 2011
Michaela // Bavaria, Deutschland - April 2012
Lisa // Berlin - May 2012
Sebastian and Devin // SLC, Utah - May 2012
Lumbri // Copenhagen - June 2012
Raffael // Germany - February 2014
Z and Amy // Spokane, Washington - June 2014
Madeleine & Noora // Australia & Finland - July 2014
Virginie & Alizée // France & Montreal - July 2014
Linda & Aji // USA - July 2014
Marie & Franz // Germany - July 2014
Ban // Spain/England - September 2014
Laura & Michael // Switzerland - October 2014
We have surfed with:
Tim // Seattle - May 2010
Chris // Bangkok - Feb 2011
Ricky // Seattle - December 2011
Greg // Portland - April 2012
Chris // Big Island, Hawaii - May 2013
Eddie // Portland - Nov 2013
Chris & Jessica // Portland - August 2014
Hezi & Laura // Berlin - April 2016
Tim // Brussels, Belgium - April 2016
Peter & Andy // Hever, Belgium - April 2016
Gauti // Reykjavik, Iceland - April 2016
Alex & Annika // Reykjavik, Iceland - May 2016
travelling and adventuring, photography, rocking out to music, eating delicious food, being outdoors (biking, hiking, snowboarding, etc), video games, meeting random people, beer, tattoos and piercings
- video games
- outdoor activities
- martial arts
Music, Movies, and Books
Music has always been a huge part of my life. I enjoy most genres, though I prefer rocking out to punk rock, indie, ska, and some noisier/heavier bands. I love going to live shows, and am always curious about new bands.
Some bands I love: Alexisonfire, Deftones, Tool, Nofx, Sparta, Thrice, Rise Against, City and Colour, A Day to Remember, Less than Jake, the Mad Caddies, Brand New, Radiohead, Finch, Justice, Sam Roberts, Foo Fighters, RHCP, Pretty Lights, C2C
Some of my favourite movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, American History X, Amelie, Old School, Monsters Inc., Her
Real Mckenzies, The Dreadnoughts, Alexisonfire, Slayer, Anthrax, Misfits, Motown (yes, Motown), Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and about a bazillion others
Movies- Same as Claud, plus pretty much anything by Stephen Chow, Martin Scorcese, David Fincher, Kubrick or Tarantino.
Books - The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, Ishmael, Swan Song, No Logo, Tom Robbins (Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates is my favourite). I also like to read Bertrand Russel and Noam Chomsky.
Lately I have been on a sci-fi tear. Three Body Problem was the most recent good one I have read.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
renting scooters in Cappadocia, Turkey and hittin the road to check out small towns and take pictures of amazing scenery // bamboo sea in Yibin, Chengdu (China) // renting scooters and riding from Chiang Mai to Pai (Thailand) // adventure on the Sichuan-Tibetan highway from Shangri-La to Chengdu (China) // getting married on lava rock and sleeping on the black sand beach of Waipi'o Valley // creating a human being and bringing him into the world
Teach, Learn, Share
Stories, smiles, and laughter over a pint of cold beer
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, China, Japan