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I left behind normal life and moved to Thailand. I live on the gorgeous island of Koh Phangan.
I am an adventurous soul who would love nothing more than to be able to freely travel to any destination at any time. Over the years travel has become my main passion in life along with my sport, Gymnastics/Trampoline. I competed nationally and internationally in trampoline for 14 years, and just last year after 10 years away from competition, I competed again in the masters category. Also just this year I began writing for a trampoline website and hope to continue the journalism aspect of the sport. I have been a coach since 1999 and I love it. I don't work, I get paid to play and teach kids valuable skills and life lessons. It's amazing!
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I joined couschsurfing before I left for a one year working holiday in Australia with the intention of doing some couchsurfing. It turned out that I mainly used hostels during my trip. I returned to Vancouver just over a year ago and I was finally able to host surfers while I lived in suitable accommodation. I have been to some local couchsurfing events and have met a lot of really great people.
I have hosted two guests so far and it has been a great experience. I loved being a tour guide and found a great appreciation for where I live and work, by showing it to someone from somewhere else! I have also met some people at CS events and have made some great friends. Travellers are the best kinds of people- open minded, friendly, adventurous, welcoming... I really miss travelling right now so by hosting and meeting other who love travelling it's like the world is coming to me!!
Sightseeing, biking, snorkelling, trampoline, gymnastics, diving, hiking, walking, photography, beaches, cityscapes, nature, animals, reading, writing, languages, cuisine (wine, cheese, coffee, bubble tea, sushi, Italian, Chinese, new foods)
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Sigur Ros, Seven Lions, Smashing Pumpkins, Matt Good, Lana Dey Rey,
Movies: I Origins, Lost in Thailand, Neverending Story, The Beach,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Snorkelled with turtles in Maui
Elephants in Bali
Walked around Uluru
Swam in a cave in Belize
Climbed Grouse Mountain in Vancouver
Teach, Learn, Share
I teach Gymnastics and Trampoline and have done so for the past 14 years. I also have taught English as a second language on an on-call basis at an English School downtown. I love to learn languages and find I pick them up quite quickly. Would love to introduce people to my language and my sport!
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Thailand, United States