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Leila Nicholson

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Māori
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • PhD Student
  • Otago University, Dunedin
  • From Whangarei, New Zealand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Hike, bike and study

ABOUT ME

I'm super easy going, laid back, I have a twisted sense of humour and love a good laugh.
I am an honest person and call it how I see it.

I like to be outdoors. I grew up in the country with plenty of pets and a lot of beaches in the area. So I can water ski and surf and wakeboard (sort of). Love to snorkeling and swim and have been sailing a few times.

I love to be in nature, to hike and also adventurous things such as sky diving. Hoping to do a bungy jump soon as well.

I'm a bit of a geek (I love science and biology), but I also love to have the odd crazy night in town.

I have spent a winter working at a small ski resort in Canada and learnt how to ski pretty well. Also went snow shoeing a bunch of times and plenty of hiking adventures.

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

If you don't build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs for them.

You don't need at certain number of friends, just a number of friends that you can be certain of.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

CS events. Haven't hosted yet, but hope to in the future. Meeting locals and other tourists through cs.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Only positive.
I love how people friendly the couch surfing community is.

Interests

Photography- Any type of photography, although I love Black and White manual SLR photos. I love developing my own film and photos. But most of all I would die to be a wildlife and travel photographer.

I have a Science degree in Microbiology, Genetics and Virology... so I am also a wee bit of a nerd.
Love sport, field hockey, tennis, music, hiking, partying. Just the average young kiwi ready to conquer the world.

Music, Movies & Books

Like a bit of pop music, love NZ bands and musicians like six60, Kora, Lorde, Shapeshifter, Gin Wigmore, Brooke Frazer, Annah Mac and Kimbra. Also love love Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Elle Golding, Passenger, Jose Gonzalez. A bit of everything really, just not the biggest fan of RnB, Rap or Metal.

Can't get enough of the tv series Revenge and How I Met your Mother.

Movies: Pans Labyrinth, Inception, Love actually, Big Fish, Zombieland, Lord of the Rings (of course!), Harry Potter, Easy A... the list is endless.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies.. words cannot describe.

Mahout training in Thailand.
Rafting in Bali with the most amazing rock carvings and beautiful scenery.

Teach, Learn, Share

Really want to learn the Guitar/ukelele. So if anyone wants to teach me...

Also keen to learn as many languages as possible.

Can share knowledge about New Zealand, and any travel that you may want to do there. Also have a science degree if you want a bit of a nerdy yarn.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuatu

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, New Zealand

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