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Overview

  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • From London, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi folks - I'm Jade, a 24 year old, positive, outgoing, single girl from the UK currently on my first solo backpacking adventure.

Since leaving school in 2009, I have gained a first class BA Degree in History of Art, lived in Italy, lived in London and lived in St Lucia in the Caribbean. I have worked in advertising, retail and tourism and now plan to train as a Nutritional Therapist upon returning to the UK after my travels.

In the last year, while living and working in the Caribbean, I started a food blog www.whenlifegivesyoucoconuts.com and have discovered a real passion for healthy, organic, local food as a fundamental element of a healthy and happy lifestyle.

My rash move to the Caribbean as a replacement for my 9-5 advertising job in London changed my life and since then I have been keen to further my horizons, discover other cultures and be inspired by people all over the planet in order to better myself as a person.

I am fairly new to CS but have had some great experiences so far - it is such an awesome way to travel. Most importantly it makes you realise how many good people there are in the world.

Instagram:
@jadeyleighton
@whenlifegivesyoucoconuts

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Although it's wonderful meeting a whole fellow backpackers as I travel, my experience of living abroad to date has taught me that it is the local people that make or break a place. I want to have the opportunity to experience some incredible countries from a local perspective and make great friends all over the world!

Interests

I have a few and it's growing as I meet inspiring people who encourage me to try new things...

Food, nutrition and cooking
All kinds of music - I am a singer so love to have a jam and I'm learning to DJ
Art
Theatre
Exercise and sport - team sports like rugby and hockey, and I am learning yoga and kite surfing
Travel - of course!
Reading
Photography
Dancing

...and of course just having a great time with like minded people!

  • arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • reading
  • team sports
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • backpacking
  • kite surfing
  • surfing
  • sports
  • hockey
  • rugby
  • art history
  • history
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

House music, to Caribbbean SoCa, reggae and dancehall, to alternative bands, indie, pop, rock and classical

Some of my favourite movies include: The Bourne series, Seven, The Notebook, Love Actually, Theory of Everything, Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, The Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption, Chocolate, Finding Nemo... I have very varied movie taste I just don't like horrors!

Books - I love thrillers!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Dropped my whole existence in the UK and moved to the Caribbean at 22 years to discover what life is really about!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my cooking skills with you and maybe teach you some random facts about art history!

What I Can Share with Hosts

My recipes and cooking skills!

I could also give you a quick serenade!

...but most importantly I will share my laughter and my smile!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, France, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Italy, Martinique, Mauritius, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom

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