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Laurel Rasmus

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me


My mission: to search out stories of Canadians and discover the secrets of my own country


Hi there! I'm a recent grad, an avid learner, and a low-budget traveller. Get in touch to meet up - I'm looking forward to becoming more active in the couchsurfing community!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I am pretty outgoing and easy to get along with. I am not a hotel or beach resort kind of girl, I much prefer road trips or adventures with no set destinations - throw in a sleeping bag, crash on a quiet piece of grass wherever we end up - that is my kind of vacation!


My degree is in Asian Studies and I am passionate about Canada-East Asia relations... mostly I focus on Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. My friends would tell you that I am a proud Canadian - je suis bilingue, donc n'hésitez pas, écrivez-moi en français! I am also a casual long-distance runner, in general a pretty active person, and am usually interested in/ up for just about anything.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seeing the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China was one of the most breathtaking scenes I have ever experienced. An expanse of concrete that massive is unfathomable, until you have seen it. The concept that man can conquer nature on such a gargantuan scale is frightening, awe-inspiring and yet, while unsightly, still impressive.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Hungary, Laos, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Switzerland, Taiwan

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