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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 51, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • International volunteer in literacy programmes
  • MA - Communications
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me


Vast majority of the time, I'm curious, sane, kind, honest & intelligent. The rest of the time, I'm just typically human - I make mistakes, I do and say things I wish I hadn't, I try to make amends - often succeeding, sometimes not. No matter what, I try to live with ease and joy.


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. (Shakespeare)

Do or do not, there is no try. (Yoda)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It's on my bucket list to live and do volunteer work for at least three years on every continent. I've two left - South America and Antarctica. Then, I'll start the lot all over again ...


World traveller and international volunteer. Have volunteered all over the world - from The Gambial West Africa to Laos and places in between. I permanetly relocated to New Zealand iin 2010 and so stayed put here for a wee while. Now have the itch to go again and am eager to spend time in South America.

  • volunteer work
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Masters of the Living Energy, Prayer for Owen Meany, Ender's Game, The Hobbit, You are the Placebo

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-- Trekked for 3 months in the Himalayas. Just wow!
-- Watched an illiterate woman in Africa write her first "5" (a difficult number for me to write!) on a chalkboard and witnessing her smile that could have lit up the world at her success.
-- Committed my service to the holy apus

What I Can Share with Hosts

Kindness, compassion, humour, spirituality - and a smile that lights up my eyes and (hopefully) their heart.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Guinea, Ireland, Italy, Mali, Myanmar, Netherlands, Senegal, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Laos, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

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