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Karen Roach

Mapusa, Goa, India

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  • 114 Positive References
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  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • volunteer work at schools for underp...
  • No education listed
  • From bombay and goa, india
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About Me


to live, REALLY LIVE...and enjoy life. This is not a rehearsal.


i like to think of myself as a free spirit. I love living in the moment. when i can. and when i can't,i take it one day at a time.

gandhi said ,"if i were to lose my sense of humour, i would long ago have committed suicide." still alive, still grinning :)


"everytime i come up with a philosophy of life, i find that my circumstances in life change, and i have to come up with a new philosophy. therefore, i have decided to drop the philosophy and to continue with my life."

--- neil simon said this years ago, and i adopted it as soon as i read it..... nothing made more sense to me at the time, and nothing else comes close, even today!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Create your own map.


have hosted quite a few couchsurfers since i became one in october 2007, and it's been a great experience - a wonderful way to get to know people, and to travel the world through their eyes.


i do mainly volunteer work, in schools for underprivileged children and old age homes - art, craft and music with the kids, and visiting/taking musicians/entertainers to the older folks. i love reading,dancing, swimming, beach-bumming,lotus-eating, film, theatre,food, music,travelling,meeting and continuing to meet new and interesting people, making friendships that endure. on the more serious side,(but fun, most of the time, which is why i do it)... pfaffing. yes,pfaffing :) which is my term for the stuff i love to do, the volunteer work.

Music, Movies & Books

anything funny - john irving, sam levinson, tim allen, p.g.wodehouse, richmal crompton, richard gordon

anything funny AND philosophical - robert fulghum, mitch albom.erma bombeck

anything to do with animals and the animal kingdom - gerald durrell, james herriot, richard adams

OTHER AUTHORS: gore vidal, bill bryson, ruth rendell, p.d.james,reginald hill, kahlil gibran, agatha christie, salman rushdie, margaret mitchell, anita nair, frank mc'court,george orwell, isabelle allende, robin sharma, issac asimov, yann martel, khaled hosseini, hanif qureishi,clarissa pinkola estes,norman cousins,louise hay,dr. wayne dwyer...


music:ANYTHING BY BARBRA STREISAND also :western classical,hard n soft rock,jazz, trance,house,pop,hip hop,retro,indian classical,reggae, soca,r n b,opera,bollywood masala,ragas,old hindi favourites,konkani, - firm believer in loving all music, irrespective of age or genre.... music makes me happy !

One Amazing Thing I've Done


Teach, Learn, Share

share: experiences, stories, fun times, jokes, philosophies of life, the works.

we teach best what we need to learn the most.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Kenya, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In


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