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Moramora. Malagasy for 'slowly, calmly, gently'
I have done a lot of travel in my lifetime and lived in a number of amazing countries. I joined Couch Surfing in October 2011 (while travelling around South America), but prior to this, I had hosted lots of travellers in my homes in Perth (WA) and Fingal (NSW). Plenty of them have reciprocated and hosted me when I have visited their countries.
I moved to Melbourne in March 2012. I don't own a car. I cycle everywhere. I've learnt the hard way that tram tracks can be quite dangerous when it's raining.
I love food markets, good coffee and breakfast burritos.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surfed in South America and I hosted in Perth. I've arranged a couple of activities here in Melbourne. I plan to host again once I am more settled in Melbourne.
I've had only positive experiences with CS. I've met some incredibly interesting & friendly people.
I love food. Food plays a key role in my life, whether I am cooking it or eating it...
I value health & exercise: I like doing yoga, cycling, swimming and weight training. And I love dancing at No Lights No Lycra.
I enjoy learning new skills. Challenges of the last couple of years have included: burlesque dancing, Spanish, pole fitness, aerial tissue and samba.
I enjoy photography and I like to invest time into creating beautiful & interesting photo and photo albums...
I am very comfortable in the water. I like swimming, snorkelling, & diving (although unfortunately, I haven't dived for many years.)
I love nature... particularly the elements of nature that other people hate, such as sharks, snakes & spiders!
Music, Movies, and Books
BOOKS: I enjoy anything that is a good read. I particularly enjoy historical fiction and anything about the human brain.
MUSIC: I like a little bit of everything, including old, new, classic & cheesy... anything except heavy metal.
MOVIES: love them.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I once took a bath in an underground river in Madagascar. That was pretty special.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to cook - so I enjoy sharing some of my favourite dishes with friends when I travel. It's always a challenge to find the ingredients - but the improvisation is part of the fun!
Given that I was an English language teacher for 11 years - I can always help you with your English skills - if that is something you need.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom