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Larisa Conman

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Photographer/Sales/Divemaster/Travel...
  • BA Degree In Art & Design and Media ...
  • From Plymouth, UK
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

After working on cruise ships i'm giving land life a go...but still with travel involved! Arrived in Australia this year...excited for what's next, the adventure, new people, and new chapter! Lets see what happens ! :)

ABOUT ME

I've left this box till last! ha! guess I cant leave it blank! umm I'm a friendly people person.
I moved around a bit with my Dads work growing up...so change and travel started at an early age before Plymouth-UK became home. I left to join cruise ships as a photographer and had an amazing time working n playing hard while travelling around the world, I made lifelong friends..Leaving was hard but its time for something new and so Im lucky to be giving Australia a go now...just starting out and am completely openminded to what the next two years might bring.
I aspire to teaming my passion for photography and diving together so looking to gain skills in underwater photography/filming in the near future.
A little nervous about going it alone here in oz, as there's only so much of my own company I can take and I leave behind in uk amazing friends and family I wish I could pick up and bring with me ! But looking forward to meeting new friends at the same time.

A free spirit at heart who dreams of one day having a home in the sunshine with a sea view and place to hang a hammock and all the little treasures i've collected from around the world!

PHILOSOPHY

You live once so no regrets! ....When my times up I doubt i'll be like " i really wish i bought that bigger house/new car/ chased that promotion harder" etc etc all that materialistic stuff...I imagine I'll want to know I've done my best to make the most of my time on earth!
I saw a quote the other day which is kinda apt for me right now " We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore...." i like that :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm a little nomad and homeless as I'm travelling at the moment so can't offer a coach... initially will be giving surfing a go, hope to meet new people make new friends, set up road trips- who knows! Having had a good experience with the site i'll host in the future when I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A newbie to the site and concept, lets see how i get on...looks a great idea - have had a quick browse around and am excited about all the potential people I can connect with on my new journey - exciting! :)

Interests

I love to travel! surprise surprise ;) I think i'm in the right place! I like to see different cultures and sights with my own eyes, and have different experiences...on occasions when I do get out of my comfort zone I try to see it positively regardless of whether I'd chose to do it again! I'm doing something new, I'm alive & trying new things so making the most of my life! Photography/Art/Design/Music-love going to gigs and festivals/LOVE scuba diving/Friends&family are always close to my heart/Running/Exercise-keeping fit n healthy/Being outdoors/LOVE the beach- LOVE the sea-photographing it, sailing it, being in it, under it and want to learn to surf it! / Eating out -enjoying dishes from around the world/Drinking wine/ Partying and going a little crazy from time to time! ha!/ Meeting new people Im definitely a people person :)

Music, Movies & Books

My taste in music and movies seems sooo varied, and I can quite often enjoy something I didn't think I would. Probably like sci-fi's the least. Music wise you won't find opera or classical on my ipod, I like indie,dance,electronica,reggae,pop,folk, all sorts- i'm not a music buff on genres- chances are i'll like it!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I feel very lucky to have seen parts of Antarctica -Sailing through the Antarctic Sound and photographing the passing icebergs was breathtaking and unforgettable- a highlight of my life so far.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach- Photography/Photo editing software/English language

Share- Travel stories-tips etc/Life experiences/ Sharing a smile/laugh :) / music

Learn - Underwater photography/To surf/To cook better !

Countries I've Visited

American Samoa, Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Greece, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Cyprus, United Kingdom

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