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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Mental Health, but currently live-in carer with a man liv...
  • BSc Psychology
  • From Wellington, New Zealand
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About Me


Find a couch, ride with joy, enjoy the exchanges


I'm traveling at the moment with no real plans and an expectation that things will just work out and I'll end up going where I need to go. It's an exciting part of the journey and I'm so happy to be here. I like meeting new people, having new experiences, seeing beautiful places, and watching the world do it's thing. I'm vegetarian and a vegetable couch would be a real score but I have friends who eat meat too and I'm cool to meet more. I'm a chilled out and independent girl.


I love my planet. Look around at how incredible everything is and how much life has evolved! I am really excited to see how things continue to change and I have faith that we will eventually move closer to peace and unity. All of the things that divide us as people seem so trivial. I live to observe and learn, not forgetting to get saturated in life experiences along the way. We are constantly surrounded by amazing feats, which I think we should live in awe and respect of. Sometimes we forget, but it's easy to open our eyes and remind ourselves.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Watch this space.


I'm just getting started.


Meditation. The Mind. Culture. Cosmic Forces. Creativity. Chocolate. Chilling. Naps. Knitting. Fine company. Seeing new stuff. Rediscovering old stuff. Collecting all kinds of stuff. Swimming in the sea. Dress ups. Reading. Baths. Yoga. Riding a bicycle. Photography. Camping. Tramping. Hiking. Watching bugs. People watching. Star gazing. Going places. Cups of Tea. Reading.

  • culture
  • photography
  • chocolate
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • working out
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sikhism
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Sometimes a blockbuster is just the ticket but I also enjoy alternative films. You can't beat the 1980s!

Radiohead. Aphex Twin. Pitch Black. Bob Marley and his Wailing Crew. Salmonella Dub. Bjork. Shapeshifter. Cat Power. Rhombus. Hot Chip. The Beatles. Kraftwork. Joanna Newsom. Miles Davis. Boards of Canada. Cypress Hill. Concord Dawn. Thom Yorke. Cornelius. Mum. The Be Good Tanyas. Yo La Tango. Talking Heads. Super Sausage. Roots Manuva. Portishead. Simon and Garfunkle. Pat D & Lady Paradox. Grand Popo Football Club. Mazzy Star. The Beastie Boys. Flight of the Conchords. Beck. Phoenix Foundation. Cake. Cinematic Orchestra. Nightmares on Wax. Fly My Pretties. The Supremes. Lee Scratch Perry. Mogwai. Leonard Cohen. Leftfield. Jurrasic 5. Crazy Penis. Olga. Kid Loco. Calvin 'Bubbles' Cameron. K & D. The Josh Palmer Experience. The Kinks. Breaks Co-Op. The Wiseguys. I Monster. Trinity Roots. Toots & the Maytals. UB40. The Mamaku Project. Marvin Gaye. Devendra Banhart.

All Hermann Hesse. Nelson Mandela's A Long Walk to Freedom. All Mitch Albom. Dan Millman's Way of the Peaceful Warrior. All Rohinton Mistry. Gregory David Robert's Shantaram. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. All SARK. Ram Dass's Be Here Now. Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. George Orwell's Animal Farm. All Haruki Murakami. Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. All James Frey.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent 4 1/2 months traveling around India and Nepal have seen and done some amazing things. Spending three weeks trekking through the Himalaya was pretty incredible, as was a week spent camel trekking through the desert and sleeping under the night sky, visiting the biggest Sikh pilgrimage sight in the world, and seeing some cool and exotic creatures along the way. Amazing things to be seen in the mundane as well though!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cyprus, France, India, Ireland, Nepal, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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