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Linda Liu

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • Med school
  • From Vancouver
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find the best chicken and waffles in Calgary

ABOUT ME

I'm a brunch-aficionado, street art-explorer, craft beer-lover, and slightly soccer-obsessed. I'm fascinated by the intersection between the environment and health, especially occupational and migrant worker health. I'm constantly thinking of my next trip and planning to cross off more locations from my travel bucketlist. I love exploring; meeting new people; learning about the culture, society, and politics of other places; and seeing how the locals live.

PHILOSOPHY

Never stop learning.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Sometimes I can host, depending on my roommates. If I have time I'm definitely down to explore the city with you. I'm still fairly new to Calgary and want to explore the city more. I probably have a decent list of restaurants you should try.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've Couchsurfed in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, Girona, and Granada. They were all such fantastic and unique experiences; I had such a great time seeing how locals live. I've also participated in CS events in Barcelona, Calgary, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver.

Interests

Hiking, football/soccer, food, painting, baking, sociocultural determinants of health, capoeira, coffee, craft beer, wine, food security/urban agriculture, migrant workers' rights, learning languages, and street art.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Devendra Banhart, Arcade Fire, Manel, Xoel Lopez, Metric, Sufjan Stevens
Books: Pretty much anything by Junot Diaz, David Foster Wallace, or Kurt Vonnegut

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching the 2010 World Cup in Ghana, skinny dipping in the Red Sea, and talking my way out of getting deported to Morocco from Girona.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach watercolour painting and some basic capoeira moves.
I want to improve my Spanish and Portuguese and I've just started learning how to dance salsa so I'd love to improve on that. I've also done homebrewing a couple of times and appreciate any tips.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can bring something delicious along and I'm a pretty decent baker. I also like helping as a sous chef and I'm really good at washing dishes. Let's share some travel stories over some wine/beer/coffee.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Ghana, Peru, Spain

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