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Overview

  • 6 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • traveling around the world
  • High school in India, theater school in Paris and lots of...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Surrounding myself with beautiful people

ABOUT ME

Some of my opening mind experiences:
I started to travel at the age of 8, on a road trip with my family through out Africa.
At the age of 15, I went to South India for a year in Auroville, an international community.
I ended up staying 2 more years after my family went back to France.
I hitch hiked with a Russian friend to Ukraine...
I spent 7 months in Andaloucia (Spain)...
hitch hiked to Greece with my mom as a birthday present...
I traveled through out the US in a hippy van ...
hitch hiked to Sweden...
I went to a theater school in Paris for 3 years...
Now I go to dependant people's houses to help their family take time for themselves. I make a trio singing group with friends and I still plan beautiful trips...
All those experiences made me who I am but I'm still not sure who that is.

PHILOSOPHY

i believe life leads me where ever i need to go ... even if it's not always easy. i'v got to learn from every experience i live.

i avoid eating animals. for a bunch of reasons: health, end sufferings, avoiding famine in the world,
why should i take the life of beings if i don't need it to be healthy? it just seems right to me but i still respect the choice of the meat eaters.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

a few... I learned about couchsurfing while hitch hiking in Greece. Someone picked us up and told us we could sleep at his place. happened to be a couch surfer who showed us the website. Since then I'v done it in Lyon FR, in New Orleans, in Copenhagen, in Valencia ES (there it saved us for a night after a 0 ride hitch hiking day. we used it as an emergency tool and someone took us in :)

Interests

singing, theater, dancing, massages, traveling, laughing, cycling, hiking, hitch hiking, yoga, acroyoga

  • animals
  • singing
  • theater
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hitchhiking
  • acroyoga

Teach, Learn, Share

Tips from a female hitch-hiker:
- No make up, no jewels, large clothes that cover feminine shapes. Not saying you should look super tough but don't look like the cutie sexy one.
- Start hitchhiking in the morning to make sure you get to destination before night. If it is a long trip be ready to plant a tent somewhere hidden because I don't recommend you hitchhiking alone at night.
- In Europe,the best for a long distance trip is highway gas stations as there are quiet some people stopping there and most of them are going your direction.
-Be ready to say "no thanks" to drivers you don't have a good feeling about. It's OK to say no and you will have to sometimes.
- If you are asked for favors (rarely happens) Do not freak out! take it as a simple question and clearly explain that you are not interested and that you hitch hike to travel. A visible cellphone is a strong repellent as it shows you are in contact with people you know.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, Spain

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