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Overview

  • 8 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Afrikaans, German, Italian
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Teaching in school, teaching circus, observing animals in...
  • I am mastered in Ecology, Evolution and Animal Behaviour
  • From Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding time to do everything I want to!

ABOUT ME

I am a swiss student in Animal Behaviour. I'm trying to find a PhD to work for biodiversity conservation, but as it's been long time I didnt find anything, I created my Association: www.naries.ch.
In my extra time, I do circus since I'm 6! I'm acrobat and i do aerial hoop as well. I have a circus school and we have now 30 kids every wednesday! www.troupeganesha.ch

PHILOSOPHY

Carpe Diem!!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I just finished a big road trip with my bestfriend through the United States. We couchsurfed at 9 people's places. We met only great people!
I can't host for now, but I can show Geneva to visitors and I'm more than up to go have a drink with them! I can also bring "swiss fondue cheese" to other people if you want to taste it!!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

9 experiences in 9 weeks in United States. It was awesome to meet all these people. We were surprised how easy it was to make new friends. We talked for hours with some of them without noticing the time passing, just standing in the kitchen!
I hope we will keep in touch...
I also played the "Tour guide" in Geneva from 2 CS, one from Canada and one from Portugal. Only good memories!

Interests

It would be way too long to describe them all... so I will just give some keywords:
Animal, Nature, Books, Circus, photography...

  • animals
  • books
  • photography
  • dining
  • cheese
  • drinking
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Just to give a few...
Movies: Breavheart, Tim Burton's movies, Luc Besson's movies, ...
Musics: rock music, ska (for french people!)
Books: Robin Hobb, I like fantastic stories! Bernard Werber (french writer... it's only too bad it's not translated yet for everybody to read them...)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I met a leopard in the reserve where I was working in South Africa while I was looking for my monkeys... It was awesome! But he got scared and left quickly!

A ranger tooks us out in a reserve in the middle of the night and we went to see the elephants we fed before (it was the dry season, so they needed additionnal food). We saw them under the moonlight, few centimeters far from us. It was amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

I already teach circus and I help kids who have problems in school... I'll be glad to teach something to my "hosts"!

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa, Switzerland

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