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Mariane Gaudreau

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Graduate Student
  • Masters in Anthropology (Archaeology)
  • From Rivière-du-Loup
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover the world: people, archaeology, languages!!!

ABOUT ME

PLEASE READ MY PROFILE BEFORE SENDING A REQUEST:) AND MAKE SURE TO SHOW ME THAT YOU HAVE.

Hi! My name is Mariane and I am a graduate student in Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. I like traveling and learning about people and cultures. I am kind, discrete and sociable!

PHILOSOPHY

"Don't knock it until you try it."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try to host as many people as I can. I have a busy schedule, but I try my best to help the project. Also, everytime I travel I try to get CS experiences as well:) I love meeting new people and learning new things!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I host when I can and I surf when you can. I hope to travel and fully experience the places I go to by interacting with local people:) I've had amazing experiences on Couch Surfing, I met extraordinary people. I love it!

Interests

Archaeology obviously, history, music, museums, cinema, literature, yoga, rock climbing, dancing (pole fitness, aerial hoop, trapeze and silks, salsa, belly dancing).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Arctic. Wild cariboo. Machu Picchu. Aerosmith in concert. Tikal under the rain. Swimming in fluorescent water in BC. Having a giant rouster as a pet when I was 9. The view from Blackcomb and Whistler peak. Smoking cigars in Havana. Had a goat pet at my parents house until she passed away last year. Three month archaeological excavation in the peruvian desert. French pastries (worth dying for). The Saint-Lawrence River islands.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to share the same vision of CS with my surfers. Here are a few things that are important to me.

1) Every CS experience should be based on respect of the other. If I can't offer a hospitable environment, I simply don't host. When I host people, they are a priority and they are intitled to their private space and time. They sleep in the living room and for the time they are here, it's all theirs. I believe it is important to have a personal space when we travel so I respect that. Also, they will not have to share their space with unknown people.

2) NO FREELOADERS. No one likes to feel like they are being used and taken advantage of. CS is about sharing, it's an exchange.

Countries I've Visited

Belize, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Peru

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