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Hi I am Jennifer but commonly known as Jen by my friends. I spent my youth in Zimbabwe and later in Australia. Now retired my main interest concerns yoga and I carry out a daily practice in this discipline. I am a keen gardener and traveler and have traveled to many different countries as a young and mature adult. I have two sons one of whom now lives in Fremantle Australia. I am an outdoors type person but also appreciate good radio and am very interested to learn about or update my knowledge on other countries and cultures. I love meeting and getting to know other travelers.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I thought surf couching would be a great and affordable way to meet new people and also provide a platform for me to visit my son in Australia.
- meeting new people
- organic gardening
- nature walks
- restoration of natural habitats
- swimming and body surfing
Music, Movies, and Books
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Swimming Pool, The Life of Pi,
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen, One Hundred Years of Solitude by GabrielGarcia Marquez, H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin, The shadow of the Sun by Rupert Kapuscinski
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spent one month as a volunteer at Kufunda in Zimbabwe (2012). Kufunda is a socially responsible community learning enterprise.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach yoga, swimming and gardening (no sprays).
What I Can Share with Hosts
A wealth of living and exploring, good food tips and fun
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe