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Emily Payne

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Hindi, Spanish, Swahili
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Student
  • BA Geography, BEd Enviro. Education
  • From Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


I would love to master the art of giving the perfect hug.


I seek adventure and laughter and lessons.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Hosting. I have hosted several travellers from my home in Vancouver, and in Toronto.

Meet-ups. In new cities and in my own city.

Surfing. I am currently using CS on a Pacific Coast cycle tour, and am meeting incredible people from this amazing site!


It was a random Edmonton CS meet-up. Just visiting in town for two weeks. I walked into the bar, nighttime, slighty dingy; I did a quick walkabout scanning for general traveler-looking type people (I'm sure you know that awkward moment I'm talking about). I was looking for people who looked like CSers, trying to guess which group of people I was supposed to meet. I was about to give up and leave when I was spotted.

"Hey!", I heard.

A looked over to see several large smiles at a round table in the corner.

They waved me over. "Over here! Couchsurfing, right?"

Relieved and happy, I spent a couple hours relaxing and meeting some of the friendliest and warmest people, swapping travel stories and hearing about big adventures.

CS has rocked my world ever since.

Strangers = immediate friends. What a beautiful thing.


Native Plants, Headstands, Natural Farming, Stringed Instruments, Permaculture, Bicycles, Backpacking, Books

Music, Movies & Books

Authors: Gary Snyder, Rumi, Tom Brown, Alan Watts, Nancy Turner, Stephen Harrod Buhner

Artists: Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco, Josh Ritter, OCMS

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Shaking the hand of the Dalai-Lama.

Countries I've Visited

China, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In


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