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I'm an Aussie female who has been living in NYC since Jan 2020. I love traveling the world and meeting people of all different cultures and backgrounds. I have an entrepreneurial/philanthropist mindset with a quirky start up social/community enterprise revolving around wellbeing. I have listed my website below for people to look at if they wish.
Have hosted a number of times back home when I had my own apartment. Currently I live in a share house with a couch in the living room for those only really desperate for a night preferably, maximum 2 nights.
I'm a hugely adventurous person - for example some of the things I have done in the past includes bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, helicopter rides over Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef, ridden an elephant and a camel, swam with wild hector dolphins in freezing water, snorkelled with Whale Sharks, sky dived, hiked up several volcanos and much more.
Have been to 30 countries now and only heard about this couch surfing app in 2017 while in the Philippines doing Vipassana. I call many of the people I've met on couchsurfing life long friends!
I am open to trying just about anything at least once - experience and food wise. I love shows and theatre, extreme sports, watching live sport, yoga, meditation, wondering around museums, checking out places to eat and drink, people watching, going to arts and craft workshops, markets, concerts and festivals, hiking, you name it and I'll generally be keen to give it a go.
Love experiencing things that are unique and specific to a certain culture/country.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Great way to meet new people and make new friends around the world as well as travel cheaply so I can see more of the world too.
So many already listed
- performing arts
- music festivals
- humanitarian relief
- eating out
- live music
- outdoor activities
- extreme sports
- rooftop bars
- positive psychology
- mountain hiking
- social entrepreneurship
Music, Movies, and Books
Music - I like the top charts, bit of rnb/hiphop, house, jazz, live acoustic easy listening, anything but death metal really.
Movies - comedies, drama, action, chicks flicks, psychological thriller, horror
Books on business and personal development. Love Joe Dispenza’s books. Also the Twilight and Harry Potter books. Hate the Twilight movies though.
Loved both Hunger Games book and movie.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I was part of a group of 120 people that fed 6000 underprivaliged kids in The Philippines over 2 days.
I conduct Random Acts of Kindness as part of my community enterprise start up - The Happiness Ninja (www.thehappinessninja.com.au). I have done ninja RAKS in 6 countries so far. If you are keen to do one with me let's discuss this. I have a custom designed ninja shirt you can put on while I wear the ninja costume :) I literally stand on the streets and conduct these random acts of kindness.
I also consult and improve employee engagement and team cohesion through Applied Positive Psychology methods (www.strategiceq.com).
Examples of past RAKS include: * Walked along Pantai Cenang on Langkawi Island in Malaysia recruiting 10 strangers for a free dinner on the beach during sunset. * Stood in Central Park New York City handing out free bananas and free flowers. *Stood in Times Square giving out free hugs to strangers * Walking up and down trains giving out free hugs in Australia * Found a group of homeless people in Los Angeles and provided them all with care packs full of non-perishable food, water & personal hygiene products. * Stood in the boiling hot sun in The Philippines and handed out 150 hot cakes to strangers. * Walked around Niagara Falls posing making people laugh and smile * Provided free bottles of water on top of a mountain in Australia on a hot day * Walked the streets in Mexico and paid ridiculous prices for souvenirs deliberately to support the locals and many more
Teach, Learn, Share
Everyone can learn and share many things from each other, some of which are hard to put into words. My 2 passions are travel and psychology/wellbeing. I have studied the science of happiness and am passionate about psychology and human behaviour amongst various other topics.
I can cook both western and eastern foods. Love learning new dishes. I can teach you about Australia. Love to talk business also.
I bring each of my hosts a souvenir from Australia to keep :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Genuine friendship. I have a fun but caring personality and enjoy deep and meaningful worldly conversations. I enjoy cooking and adventure.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, England, Scotland, United States