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Kathy Harrison

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 53 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Sign Language - American, Sign Language - Indian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2004
  • travelling
  • Oxford University Masters in Physics...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

There's a whole lot of world left to explore...

ABOUT ME

Life is short. Don't take things so seriously. Especially yourself.

I'm never happier when I'm on the move, meeting new people, getting through challenging situations. Life was not meant to be lived in one place.

I love dogs. If you have a dog I may never want to leave.

I have a great interest in the meaning of life and am always keen to hear other people's philosophies and ideas. Although I lost my idealism a long time ago.
And I constantly change my opinions and ideas so this will all be wrong by the time u read it..

PHILOSOPHY

Try to find the middle way. Don't crave or cling. Try to take every moment as a new experience. At the moment I'm trying to be more open with people.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surf and host whenever I can. In Beijing I go to the couchsurfing meetings and a lot of my friends here are couchsurfers.
It's sort of a life philosophy for me - we should share everything we have.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The world is your friend. I love the idea of sharing with people and being open with new people, breaking down the barriers that our way of living creates.

Interests

I'm interested in travelling and in learning new ways of thinking about life. I enjoy experiencing different peoples' perspectives. I'm interested in alternative living, living in communities and more away from society. I think people can really learn from each other and from putting themselves in new situations to learn about themselves. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about world religions but feel more affinity with Taoism and Buddhism than any others.
I also love music and like to party! Life is full of contradictions...
I'm a lover of every type of tea there is ;)

Music, Movies & Books

Waking life. Lost in translation I can watch a million times.
I read Classics, travel writing, and all the random spirituality books I can get my hands on..
I like every type of music except for pop. I especially like EDM for parties ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

If I told this now I'd have nothing to try to impress people with in bars..

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a qualified vipassana meditation and hatha yoga teacher.

I qualified in Thai massage and love to practise :)

I can teach sign language but it's Nepali sign language!

I can also train dogs..

I want to learn to cook! I can teach some authentic indian dishes.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Meditation, yoga, cooking, chatting, drinking, life philosophies, laughs :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, Nepal, South Korea

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