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ivyhazel

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Tagalog
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • observing cultures and understanding...
  • by my parents
  • From Cebu City, Phil
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to travel and see the world :)

ABOUT ME

i follow the sun!

PHILOSOPHY

it's awesome to travel and see the world --but it's even more awesome to see your world through another traveler's eyes. :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Probably high time for me to update my profile! Finally got around to it! I am still fairly new in New Zealand --- well, 2 years really! but still trying to settle down. i am eager to meet the locals or the permanent travelers in whichever city i'll wander to :) ----------------------------------------- -meet local or international travelers in my city and show them around if there's enough time -showcase my city --- Cebu! :) ----------------------------------------- update! i'm based in AKL for the meantime so no show-casing of Cebu for now. :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

-went around Cebu with Tash from Manila -coffee with Darby and Glaiza from Pampanga -community outreach program in CS Cebu -island hopping---to 6 islands for 6 days!!! with John from Holland and Am-am from Cebu -Larsians dinner then beers with travelers and local Cebu-CSers -coffee then surfed at Chris and Warwick's gorgeous home :) in Omokoroa -island travels with John (from Holland) -- Philippine Islands, Cook Islands, Malaysian Islands, Brunei, Singapore (St. John's Island in SG!) -beers with Kees (from Holland) in Rarotonga with his local friends

----- i've come across good friends through CS-Cebu and i'm excited to meet both locals and travelers alike here in AKL. :)

still settling down in Auckland and excited to meet the CS-Kiwi locals. :)

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Interests

road-trips! beach! beach! beach! :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i have been to, lived in, and seen the the many beautiful islands of Maldives... it's really paradise and not even the beaches of my country can beat that. :) i'm lucky to experience the (many) 5-star plus luxury resorts in Maldives... water villas, infinity pools and all... unfortunately not as a tourist. haha. but as a work permit holder! but lucky and blessed just the same! :)

i have bungy jumped in Chiang Mai! one off the bucket list but will SURELY NOT do again! :D

i've taken long flights and short flights, rode a seaplane, speedboat, luxury yacht, dhoni boats, pump-boats, row boats, i've walked, taken an 8-hour bus to cross cities, a night-train, a 14-hour bus ride! swam and rowed (pushed?) a kayak to cross islands. i've been bitten by a jellyfish, got stuck in a non-smoking airport for 7 hours! slept in the car, got lost high up on the foggy mountains in the dark --- the world is a beautiful place and i've yet to see the rest of it! :)

Countries I've Visited

Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines

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