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Karen Lahura

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Last login 14 days ago

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Non-Profit Sector worker
  • University of Toronto '12
  • From Toronto, ON- Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Working in the Non Profit world, and Exploring the Eastern Hemisphere as time permits

ABOUT ME

Most people say I'm outgoing, caring and clever, I have something of a passion for life.

PHILOSOPHY

At the moment I'm focused with participating in community development projects abroad and in Canada (home). I hope to join the foreign service once I complete my masters.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I used to be a host in La Paz, Bolivia in 2012; I backpacked with some CSers in Southeast Asia during the fall of 2013; and I'm always ready to meet up at the CS nights with new people in Toronto.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

-Former Host/ City Guide -Travel Buddy -Experience sharing for locations travelled in Europe, Asia or South America

Interests

World issues and Politics European History Zombie Movies The beach!

Music, Movies & Books

Books: An Imperfect Offering by J. Orbinski, Making Globalization work by J. Stiglitz, Medea by Euripides.

Music: Lana del Rey, Jay-Z, Death Cab for Cutie, Manu Chao, Gotan Project, Crystal Castles, Metronomy, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars

Movies: City of God, Life is Beautiful, Un Vieille Maitresse, Malena, 500 days of Summer, Machuca.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Managed to plan a 2 week trip to Burma singlehandedly. The images of sun rising over Bagan were completely worth it (2013)

Met the incumbent President of the UN General Assembly at the Rio Eartch Summit to speak about youth's perspective on the event (2012)

Ran through the Chauteau de Versailles pretending to be from the old days with a French friend- Tiara included (2011)

Turned 21 on top of the Empire State Building on New Year's to the sound of jazz musicians (2010)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Myanmar, Peru, Thailand, United States, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Countries I've Lived In

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Canada, Peru

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