Gloria Tran

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Stage Manager and Admin for Performing Arts
  • Theatre Production at Ryerson University
  • From Markham, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

I am a happy and curious person and love to constantly learn and explore. I love me a glass of wine, but am not a partier. I'd rather eat! It satisfies my stomach and my soul.

I am passionate about the arts. I work in theatre and dance, and each production or contract teaches me more about compassion and what it means to work hard and love what you do.

I am thankful to be observant of the world around me and the ability to appreciate the small things in life. I am a big believer in smiles and having a positive vibe. It makes such a difference to people around you. I like to laugh, especially at terrible puns.

I really like llamas. I REALLY like llamas. I have a friend of the stuffed variety named Douglas who travels with me. He is little and he is a llama and he has travelled with me throughout Southeast Asia, South America, Europe, and Canada. I also have an amazing cat named Minou, but she is staying home.

I believe in dignity for all. I will not stand for your misogyny, racism, or homophobia. A word that has stuck with me recently is "solidarity".

I want to live sustainably and travel ethically. I hate plastic packaging. Marketing and consumerism make me very uncomfortable because they prey on the worst aspects of humanity.

End of random points about me. The take away is: you smile, and I will smile, and we will EAT.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love me some real quality human interaction. I like meeting fun people and feeling like you've known them for weeks instead of minutes.

I love travelling and I like talking to adventurous, exciting people. I like when people tell me stories. CSers like to tell stories and have adventures. It seems like a good fit!

I've couchsurfed in Hungary, Italy, Ecuador, Thailand, Canada, and USA. I've been to a few meetups in different cities. Every experience has strongly impacted who I am today. Met some awesome people, shared some good food, had plenty of laughs.. made my life all the more interesting!


Animal Welfare

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: I recommend everyone to read any short story by Roald Dahl. Also anything by Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake, The Handmaid's Tale)

Other favourites: Great Expectations by Dickens, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts, White Oleander by Jane Fitch, Atonement by Ian McEwan, The Lover by Marguerite Duras.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Slid down a frozen waterfall in Lake Louise, Alberta

Climbed Machu Picchu at dawn

Swam in a thermal bath cooled down by the Atlantic Ocean

Hitchhiked to Rome from Tuscany

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you basic Vietnamese words.

I want to learn anything you are willing to share with me.

I will share anything I am able to share, my time, home, advice, company.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can keep up in a good conversation!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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