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ESKIMOPIES

Reykjavik, Greater Reykjavik, Iceland

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Overview

  • 106 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Icelandic, Japanese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Cook
  • My wisdom comes from the road and th...
  • From Montreal
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To become free from the regret of the past and the fear of the future.... And to get back into shape!

ABOUT ME

The best way to find out about me is to meet me! But I s'pose a list of attributes could help you get an idea of me...

I'm an anti-capitalist used-to-be-vegan who loves to scavenge. I am very attentive, analytical and tend to be well-prepared, but I love spontaneity. I also love food - A lot. It's my passion, addiction and therapy. I'm a wide-range crafster. I'm an introvert, an independent person who enjoys solitude but who also likes to have strong relationships and meaningful interactions with others.

I suffer from social anxiety but I battle it every day; I've got better things to do with my life than live like the miserable girl I used to be years ago. When I feel unaffected by my anxieties I feel awesome and do the craziest things. People call me ironic.

PHILOSOPHY

Problems are opportunities in disguise.

Don't be sad that it ended. Be happy that it happened.

Assumption leads to misery. Assuming certain things will happen in a certain manner, assuming people are thinking certain things... We never really know and we have to stay open-minded to what the world has to offer when it doesn't go exactly the way we want it to or else we'll just end up disappointed and miss out on a lot of opportunities.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I attend various events and sometimes host my own, mostly potlucks nd boardgame nights. I've surfed many a couch in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Iceland, the UK and Morocco and I've hosted several times.

Interests

Food, baking, animals, nature, freeganism, DIY, tennis, martial arts, archery, mountain biking, wandering, cuddling, kayaking, road trips, hitchhiking, dumpster diving, potlucks, chocolate, tao, dreams, boardgames, natural disasters, the color purple...

Music, Movies & Books

National Geographics, non-fiction books and how-to's. I listen to a wide range of music; from alternative rock to folk punk to ambient. Love the 90s. Movies? Lost in Translation, Motorcycle Diaries, District 9, 127 Hours, Children of Men, and Lord of the Rings pop into mind. Oh and Firefly. I enjoy anime as well.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Solo backpacking in Alberta and hiking the Rocky Mountains during early Spring.

Hiking in Iceland and waking up at 2am to enjoy the sunrise on the top of a mountain.

Gone swimming in the ocean with friends in Mexico while a hurricane was in sight and the city was flooded, and almost drowned. Amazingly stupid is more like it.

Appreciating the little things...

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm really passionate about food: the politics of, the scavenging, the cooking and the sharing of healthy homemade goodies. I'm more than happy to share this knowledge with those who are interested (http://nocrapdiet.wordpress.com/).

I myself would really like to learn to play musical instruments better (most familiar with the guitar), and learn how to take care of bikes. I have a wide range of interests though, so entertain me with what fascinates you most!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Depends what you're lookin' for!

**IMPORTANT** I'm not looking to being simply treated as a free hostel, so if you're not actually interested in interacting with me, have an empty profile and send me a very generic/copy-pasted couch request or don't tell me what you think of dumpster diving (code word), I'll write back a very simple refusal or a 101 on couch request etiquette.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Iceland, Mexico, Morocco, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Iceland, Mexico, United States

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