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Meghan Stuthridge

NY, USA

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Morocco), French
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Nomad, budding environmental anthrop...
  • BA (Hons) Anthropology.
  • From Rotorua, New Zealand (its famous because it smells like eggs!)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Getting lost in order to find adventure, embracing fear so that I can achieve peace, letting go that I may find something new to grasp hold of.

ABOUT ME

Kia Ora Bro!

I come from the wonderful country of New Zealand- which is not by Poland, Alaska, or a state of Australia as some people have asked me.

Instead it is at the bottom of the world, where, unfortunately we are not descended from Hobbits or Elves, live in trees and only speak Maori to one another (although I wish we were and did all these things!!) People have at the same time called me immature and wise for my age,gullible and intelligent, friendly and shy, adventurous and a homebody. I'd say I am many and more of these contradictions, bundled up into an innocent but deathly combination of weirdness, lovable weirdness.

PHILOSOPHY

I am a very compassionate, and have been a vegetarian for seven years, but I am pretty chill about it (I won't yell bloody murder if you eat meat, that's just rude).

I am pretty passionate person but don't take myself too seriously, and have been known on occasion to dance on the street, talk in random accents and take random detours with the view that every new street is a new adventure :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed throughout Europe, central Asia and North Africa. Haven't hosted officially yet, but I promise to give back when I am settled somewhere (who knows where that will be just yet!)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met a plethora of amazingly generous, brave and interesting people, who are all a little bit crazy like me :)

Interests

Contemplating the world and the vast universe, man. Eating good food, meeting good people, exploring both the great and not-so-great aspects of life. Being in nature, watching films and documentaries and having a laugh.

Music, Movies & Books

Everything 60s, The Kinks, Dusty Springfield, The Zombies, Beatles, The Who, Cat Stevens, Dire Straights, Etta James, Sting, Bowie, Prince (yes I was born in 1953). And as hipster bourgeois as this sounds I really like Icelandic music, for a tiny population they have an insane wealth of talent. Movies- the weird, the wonderful, quotable-comedies and tear-jerkers. I cry often while watching movies, especially if they happen to be kids movies, i.e. Transformers and Happy Feet, really...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Climbed the highest sand dune in Europe, then went to the Sahara for the real thing. I went to a creepy crocodile farm where I was ferociously attacked (nearly). Drunk red wine in the quarries under St. Emillion, touched the belly of a sting ray and wore a boa constrictor.

Most bizarre sight I have seen was after a big soccer match in Morocco where all the fans blew out the windows of a bus and were running (literally) on the roof while it sped on the road.

Teach, Learn, Share

We can make poi, learn a waiata and make some money busking! I can teach you swear words in random languages. I am always willing to share my incredible dance moves with someone.

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, French Polynesia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, United States

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