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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Sport Scientist
  • No education listed
  • From Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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About Me

I have found that life needs to be lived. Going out there and meeting new people, experiencing new things is a once in a life time opportunity. No two experiences will be the same. I'm passionate about life, love and happiness.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Currently myself and boyfriend are living in Thames New Zealand after traveling on a very tight budget. We gave up everything back home to see as much as we could. We want to meet passionate people and hopefully make some truly great friendships along the way.


Sports, books, travel, different cultures, fitness, arts and music, hiking, outdoors activities, cooking and trying new foods, snorkeling, running, cycling, getting out there, dancing

  • arts
  • books
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • running
  • coach
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Shortstraw, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I enjoy most music; Rock, regga, lounge, some pop is ok as well as some country. Music is movement.

Movies: Notting Hill, Gladiator, Forest Gump, The Expendables, White Chicks. Mostly action, comedy and the odd drama.

Books: So many to choose from. I'm an avid reader. Some of my favourite books: Don't let's go to the dogs tonight-Alexandra Fuller. A thousand splendid suns- Kalid Hossini. I am Pilgram-Terry Hayes. Pillars of the earth-Ken Follet. Actually anything by Ken Follet. Other authors. Lee Child, David Balldici, Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Peter Godwin, Kalid Hossini, Jeffery Archer, Robert Ludlum, James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Greg Iles. So much. I read all the time. Sure I've missed plenty.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quit my job to travel

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm willing to learn anything and everything. I can coach sporting and fitness and can probably assist with artist projects. Share experiences.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My love for the arts, book knowledge. Passion for sports and fitness, cooking abilities (few but I enjoy cooking) can show you how to Braai South African style.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, South Africa

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