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Kristy

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • French teacher
  • Bachelor of Arts in 2nd languages, a...
  • From Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT GOAL

Aug 2015: My friend and I just came back from 2 months in Europe! Sad to come home, but I need to pay the bills... current dreams are teaching in Edinburgh, exploring the Scottish Isles, going back to Australia and hitting NZ, but mostly just lots of wistful travel research. Thats why I want to meet travellers coming to Ottawa! If I cant host you, I'd love to show you around :)

To better understand me: http://www.ohshetravels.com
My Australia blog
http://www.frommelbournewithlovex.wordpress.com

IG ohshetravelsx

ABOUT ME

Im a 26 year old Canadian teacher. I lived in Australia for a year, came home to work, then took off to Europe for the summer. It made me realize I still have many adventures ahead before I settle down!

I recently moved downtown Ottawa and I love it. I grew up in the country though, so im very happy camping, kayaking, hiking, and enjoy the odd moment of solitude. I want to become more active in surfing and hosting. I like live music, heading out for dinner, the outdoors, board games, learning from other people and trying new things. I can speak French, love writing, rock at flip cup and aim to always smile :)

I would say I'm pretty bubbly, friendly, willing to try new things, etc etc. Don't be afraid to say hi!

PHILOSOPHY
This somes it up well : http://ohshetravels.com/2015/05/18/life-lessons-learned-what-i-know-so-far-an-essay/
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Toughie.
After a year down under, I would say that you really only get one shot at life and you have to make the best decisions for yourself. Travel is opening up my eyes to everything. How much is out there. The amazing experiences waiting to be had, and miracles waiting to happen. I have to go home soon to make some money again, but know it's only the beginning.

Live a life without regrets. Dare, dream, discover.
Carpe diem and all that jazz :)

Treat others as you wish to be treated. Spread good karma!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I had my first surf experience in Australia, and it was the most unique thing I EVER DID. I rave about my experiences in Australia. I went to a lot of events too. Now I spread the word in Ottawa, go to events, and I'm trying to host a few as well. I'd like to get to a point where I can host people, but for now I'm still a surfer!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Meeting people at events, surfing a few times, and meeting awesome newbies in Melbourne to show them the ropes. Now back in Ottawa, I go to events when I can, and recently hosted a board games night. WOO! I love meeting surfers passing through.

** I will say, please... if you decline someone's surfing request, please let them know why. I find it sad when you take time to send someone a really thoughtful request and they decline with no follow up. Even just saying you're busy is nicer than nothing!** :)

Interests

Music, comedy, going out to new bars and restaurants, lanaguages, kayaking, hiking, travel, cooking, the outdoors, blogging, reading and writing.

Current blog for Europe: http://www.ohshetravels.com

Music, Movies & Books

Harry Potter, once upon a time

Mitch Albom

Nicholas Sparks

Movies: Crash, PS I love you, uhh... ask me later :)

Music: EVERYTHING. From skrillex to avalanche city, ben howard, bon iver, kathleen edwards, foo fighters, coldplay, irish and instrumental music, paper kites... most indie, folk, rock, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking in BC and Alberta was pretty phenomenal.The outback tour and Fraser Island were unreal, and I love tasmanias east coast.
Snorkeling the Great Barrier reef
camping in the outback under the stars
skydiving!
Hang gliding july 2015!!
Going to see fireworks under eiffel tower Bastille day 2015 :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a mad baker
I like jogging
I can teach you french :)
We can have a poetry or writing session?

What I Can Share With Hosts

My love of poetry
My excitement for all things big and small
wonderful conversation
Poutine - you need to try it

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada

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