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Overview

  • 5 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • Upper School (A Levels), University of Manchester
  • From Bedford
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work hard, play hard

ABOUT ME

I consider myself to be friendly, ambitious and ready to explore. I am currently studying Architecture in Manchester, England and am having the most amazing time.
I've always enjoyed travelling, though all I've done is a little, after finding out about couchsurfing it's something I'm really eager to get involved with.
I'm really wanting to go everywhere, learn languages, taste food, see it all; more so as I was unable to take a gap year.

PHILOSOPHY

I won't ever stop wanting to know, see or experience more. I want a colourful life and always be on the go.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love the idea of exchanging knowledge - maybe I can help someone and they can in return.
At the moment I'm seeking to travel just within Europe but maybe later on, say summer, I am so up for going further. As for hosting I'm setting that up but I'm definitely around for coffee, copious amounts of it :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted and I've surfed!

Interests

My first passion is Art, both fine and modern with regular visits to galleries. Along this I'm interested in photography, fashion and of course architecture; anything creative really!

  • arts
  • architecture
  • fashion
  • photography
  • dining
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • rock climbing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Not quite a movie buff but of what I have seen I like: Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Snatch. Very predictable I know, sorry.
As for music I have an extremely varied taste: motown, jazz, funk, soul but on a night out I love 90s hip-hop and house.
Stevie Wonder, KC and the Sunshine Band, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Moby, Nightmares on Wax, Mr Scruff, Jamiroquai...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It may be generic and cliche but diving off the cliffs in Jamaica when the sun was setting then kicking back with a Rum and, coke listening to Caribbean music with jerk chicken.
But also climbing to the top of St Stephen's basilica in the Vatican was amazing. It was very early on my birthday morning and before going inside we went straight to the top and looked down.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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