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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Member Service Officer
  • Diploma
  • From Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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About Me

MISSION STATEMENT

My one goal in life is to make everyone I meet smile. Ideally laugh. But I'll settle for a smile.

Hi I'm Kate! I left Australia back in April 2016 and have lived and worked in England, but now I'm wanting to explore the world! Just a warning, I'm the most enthusiastic and excitable person you'll ever meet. I'm also a professional house sitter, so I'm no stranger to being respectful of other people's homes. I also have a verified police check if you would like a copy :)

I'm very easy going and just happy to go with the flow. I'm easily entertained as well as neat and tidy. If you like either board games or video games we will definitely get along. Name your game, I'm in. I really appreciate the opportunity for you to welcome me into your world and so a big thank you in advance. I'm always respectful of staying in someone else's house. Your house, your rules.

Currently in: London, United Kingdom

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love the idea of everyone around the world welcoming a stranger into their life and farewelling a friend. We're all basically mates that haven't met yet, and who doesn't like making friends? I think you can gain a much more detailed cultural experience from the point of view of a local. They know the place, I don't. Where to go, where not go etc. Locals = Experts.

Interests

Travelling (obvs), but more specifically that feeling that travel embodies in me. A feeling of curiosity, wanderlust and comfort. Anything outdoorsy, I love just walking as my favourite mode of transport. Ideally in the direction of a caffeine fix :)

  • writing
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • movies
  • video games
  • board games
  • reading
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • road trips
  • beaches
  • tea
  • exploring new places
  • making friends
  • napping

Music, Movies, and Books

Loooooove reading. Anything by Matthew Reilly or Bill Bryson will make a happy Kate. Movies? Like anything that isn't a slasher or western. Heard of Triple J? That's where I'm at :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quit my job, sold my car and all my possessions sans a backpack just so I can travel :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning and sharing experiences, the more I travel the more thankful and appreciative I get.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My cooking prowess and enthusiasm for all things games. Videos and Board. Love.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, Ireland, United Kingdom

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