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Overview

  • 26 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Swiss German; learning Chinese, French, Italian
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Globe trotter
  • Business College & Marketing, now Graphic Design Student
  • From Thun, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT COUCH STATUS

We used to have that lovely place with a guest bedroom, but now we moved and all we have is a couch in our living room. Not home often, and don't host that much any more....

CURRENT MISSION
See more of this fabulous world!

ABOUT ME
Hey, so what is to know about me?! I like, no wait, I looooove travelling and seeing different cultures! No wonder, with my weird background I must love it ;-) I was born and raised in Switzerland and my dad is Swiss and my mum is British. Though the rest of my family is culturally totally mixed as well, which is fun!

After my education in Switzerland I left to go abroad and lived 4 years in Ireland, where I started with my studies and worked in several jobs. After that I lived with friends in China and where I did my best to teach English to Chinese teenagers and travelled China for totally 6 months. My plan after that was to travel "the long way around the world" back home to Switzerland. But as always, plans do not always follow through as you have planned them to.... I got stuck with a job, a boyfriend and a house in Melbourne and will settle here for a while - just until the travel bug comes and bites me again.

I would consider myself as clean, open minded, easy going, creative, optimistic with realistic tendencies, sometimes a little bit shy - but not introverted at all (does that make any sense?). Though that is enough talking for now... if there is any request, just ask! :-)

PHILOSOPHY
Ships are safe in harbours. But that is not what ships are built for.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I switched on the PC.... opened a browser.... typed in www.couchsurfing.org.... clicked on "Register" and started to create my profile - Voila! Here I am now, travelling, meeting people and having fun! ;-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
Used to love it while travelling and when the community was super strong. Made so many lovely connections over the years.

Interests

- Travelling
- Photographing
- Sport (especially water sport)
- Culture and languages
- foreign Food
- Meeting new people
- Music and concerts (play the guitar very very badly) ;-)

  • culture
  • concerts
  • education
  • dining
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • sports
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a huge movie and music buff... Listen to any kind of music, and love films (but am too scared of horror movies) ;-)

I like a good novel, though I prefer to read non-fiction books (like travel guides, book about photography, etc).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I accidentally saw the Dalai Lama at the Airport in New Deli... I literally bumped into him and his bodyguards. What are the chances - China is trying to find him for years, and on my first visit to India I see him! :-p

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing:

As sharing is caring, I made up a blog and a facebook site with tips to expensive Melbourne:

https://www.facebook.com/pennystretchingtravelOZ

http://pennystretchingtravel.webs.com/

Teaching:
I am a certified Swim Teacher - and I'd be happy to help you with swimming if you can not yet do so!

Learning:
Yes please! Teach me all you've got!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macao, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Ireland, Switzerland

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