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  • 8 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Malay; learning French, Indonesian, Spanish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Joanne: English teacher
  • BSc Natural Hazard Management & Sociology
  • From Penang, Malaysia
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About Me


Absorbing the beauty of Barcelona!!!


I'm Malaysian and my husband Franck is French. We've been in Barcelona for 2 years and enjoy this city!
We love traveling, eating new food & experiencing new cultures!
I am a big softie when it comes to animals and I enjoy nature (so does Franck!). I could say lots more, but you'll get a better idea meeting me in person! :)


show kindness, and always live life to the fullest!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting for now, but looking forward to gaining CS experience!


I couch-surfed a decade ago all through Europe (Before couch-surfing existed)! I had such an excellent time meeting new people and staying with them in thier homes. So this is just my way of 'paying-it-forward' :)


At the moment, it's what Barcelona offers me, i.e. friends, festivals, food, sea, sun!! The combination makes life here just so amazing! I'm still discovering Barcelona after 1 1/2 years and it still is a truly vibrant, colourful, and exciting adventure. I tend to go with the flow and check out what the local scene has to offer. Whether it's film, music, art or random gigs, i just love absorbing it all.

  • animals
  • arts
  • beauty
  • festivals
  • dining
  • cooking
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling

Music, Movies, and Books

Most music... love books... love movies :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Caving in tonga: I went caving with friends with just a little torch. It was so pitch black that we could barely make out where we were going. We could hear a few people ahead of us, and when we made it to them, i was completely amazed by the crystal clear (turquoise) water which surrounded us! It felt like we were floating/flying...
Snorkeling in Cairns: Being surrounded by amazing, massive sea-life! It was truly exhilarating :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I always love meeting other well-traveled people to be able to share stories and experiences. I especially enjoy people who really want to 'taste' other cultures.. and by this i mean trying new food! My husband and I are always looking for the best places to eat and we love cooking too. So if you stay with us we'll be happy to tell you where to find great food here in Barcelona.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

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