Emma Johnson

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Japanese, Māori, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Teacher
  • BA in Religion and Asian Studies
  • From Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

I'm a primary school teacher in Wellington. It's a fun job but can sure be demanding.
I love meeting new people and try to keep social even when work is busy. I'm happy to meet up for coffee or beer :-)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing rocks the planet!
At the moment I try to attend the CS social drinks, and be available to show people around Wellington. I don't have the time to host atm but am hoping to get back into it in the summer!

I've hosted some interesting people in Japan, and surfed a few times in Japan, and Geneva too. Have some great CS friends in Malta and now in NZ.


Exploring the outdoors, walking, gym, yoga, languages, the beach, drums, NZ flora and fauna..
I am currently learning Japanese taiko drums and still trying to teach myself the ukulele.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: I mostly like foreign films and documentaries, especially Japanese animation and drama.
Music: open to most genres, but like a lot of NZ music: Black Seeds, Phoenix Foundation, Katchafire..
Still like listening to Ben Howard
Books: My favourite authors are David Mitchell, David Nicholls, and Murakami. But I'll read a wide range of stuff..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing Mt Fuji at night was pretty amazing, and camping in the Sahara desert.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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