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  • 106 References 73 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French; learning Indonesian, Russian, Spanish, Taiwanese
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Studying my masters in public policy at HSE is Moscow.
  • Cultural Anthropology and Intercultual Communication degr...
  • From Earth City, MO, USA
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About Me

Making the world a more sustainable and greener place than I found it, and I'm doing that through a organization that I've just started working with AidHub and Mentorfoundation in Bali, Indonesia.
You can check out what we do at:

Also trying to improve my Bahasa!

I am a HUMAN first and foremost. I travel to see our beautiful world and see my fellow humans. I love our Earth, our life, our adventure.

i bleed red blood and was born from a mother. i currently reside on earth, the place i call home. if you breathe breath you are my brethren.
Every stranger is a potential friend
I play sports, I am no spectator
I don't celebrate holydays, I celebrate everyday!
Waste nothing
Life is an opportunity for betterment of myself, self growth and improvement is my momentary purpose.
Smile .... Because it is a choice!
basically i follow only rules that make sense and the golden rule makes sense!
Do onto others as you wish done unto you! (So simple!)
Just be nice
"Everything in moderation including moderation just don't be overly immoderate in the moderating of the moderation " -cc
(couldnt have said it better.
¬muchos gracias senior Colin!)
I just HATE PLASTIC AND PERSONALLY think it should be illegal to produce such hazardous waste!!!!

~le voyage fantastique ;-)

Small as a peanut
Big as a giant,
We're all the same size
When we turn off the light.
Red black or orange,
Yellow or white
We all look the same
When we turn off the light.
So maybe the way
To make everything right
Is for God to just reach out
And turn off the light!
~Shel Silverstein~

~Magic Carpet~
You have a magic carpet
That will whiz you through the air,
To Spain or Maine or Africa
If you just tell it where.
So will you let it take you
Where you have never been before,
Or will you buy some drapes to match
And use it On your Floor?
~shel silverstein~

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I found this sentence on a post card of the world I bought while I was traveling through Syria and it sums up my sentiments pretty well!

-In 1867 Mark Twain made a five-month pleasure pilgrimage from America to explore Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. From his experiences he wrote..."travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be aquired by vegetating in one little corner of the world all one´s lifetime" ...

When I surf it gives me access to the locals and the local way of life, when I host it brings the world to my home and a chance to show the world my way of life :) basically it is a win win win situation!!


Ummm everything. In fact just about anything, if an interesting person introduces me to it. I really love NEW things!!!

  • poetry
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • desserts
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • flowers
  • politics
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • sports
  • world politics
  • love
  • sustainable development
  • scuba
  • social enterprises
  • green energy
  • drum circles
  • chinese medicine
  • circular economy
  • green growth

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't currently or have ever had a TV so most show references are lost on me
Favourite movies include:
Medicine Man
Emerald Forest
Fern Gully
The last unicorn
But mostly any Documentaries that I can learn something!

Among my favourite figures are:
Noam Chomsky
Epicurus (some say I am the modern version of)
Bill Mollison (father of permaculture)
Dr. Andrew Weil
Sebastian Horsley "live life and then reflect on it"
Hypatia of Alexandria
Khalil Gibran
Carl Sagan
Edgar Allen Poe
Arundhati Roy

Some all time favourite books include:
Animal Farm
Celestine Prophecy
What got you here won't get you there
The world is Flat
Brave New World
The Giving Tree
The Little Prince
The Story Of B
Diet for a New America

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Every morning I wake up and take a breath.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you anything I have experienced including:
yoga (Hatha)
Human Resource training methods
Some Chinese medicine
Interview, Service, and Team building Skills
intercultural dealings
a different perspective
Systems efficiency consulting
some delicious desserts (vegan)
personal feng shui
how to smile
Vegan cooking
Chinese (mandarin)
environmentally friendly techniques
I can cut hair quite well (never tried teaching how to though)
how to see the positive
how to hug a tree so they hug you back :)
strait politics (taiwan-china)*

But to be honest, the only thing I truly know is that I don't know much of anything ;~)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything I might know...(see above)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, United States

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