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Melanie Tenaschuk

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Banquet Server / Event Management St...
  • BA in General Social Science & Event...
  • From Ottawa, Ontario
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


To learn about the culture first hand, through the locals :)


Hi my name is Melanie and I'm 24 and have graduated from the University of Ottawa as well as Event Management at Algonquin College. I'm always up for an adventure no matter where I am. I've lived in Ottawa since I was tiny, and know the city very well. I love to travel and I just got back from a 2 month cross-Canada and USA trip!! It was quite the adventure (many stories for those who are interested!) I've also been on a 2 month Euro-trip a few years ago.

I'm a very easy going and open minded person who always makes the best out of every situation, with a smile on my face! I am very eager to meet new people through the couchsurfing experience and to learn what the world has to offer!

*I'm very outdoorsy- On a typical sunny summer day you'll probably find me out on some kind of outdoor adventure. I'm not afraid to get dirty *I'm spontaneous- I'm always up for trying something new at least once! *I can have fun doing almost anything and am always up for trying something out of the ordinary. *I'm very creative and don't care what people think, even if something is bizarre or out of the ordinary! What's normal these days anyway? *I love cooking and trying new foods


I will try everything at least twice. Once to see if I like it, and a second time just to make sure!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I participate by bringing my open-mind to experience new cultures. I look to learn about culture through the locals :) Also, I am very happy to meet new people who are visiting Ottawa and will do my best to meet for coffee, a drink, a tour of the city, or to pass on some tips on what I like best about Ottawa!


I have yet to host anyone, but have surfed a few couches on my Euro trip as well as my cross-Canada trip. I've also been to plenty of events and gatherings both in my hometown, across Canada and in Europe as well. I've only met nice people and had positive experiences in the CS community!


Art, Music, Movies, Travel, Ocean, Sunshine, the Outdoors, the Wilderness, Camping, Photography, Meeting new people, Trying new foods, Exploring, Hiking, water sports, skiing, snowboarding, new experiences, Wildlife, SUSHI, campfires, astronomy, Open minded people, having a good time in general!

Music, Movies & Books

My musical taste is quite vast, from alternative, to classical, to jazz, to electronic, to dance, to acoustic, to top 40, to oldies, to folk... The list goes on! However I'm not a huge fan of heavy metal or country.

I recently have started reading. First full read was well... The 50 Shades trilogy. Poorly written, yet addicting. Now I'm onto - A million little pieces.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've done a little bit of traveling so far.

visited 10 states (76.9%)

visited 21 states (42%)Create your own visited map of The United States or website vertaling duits?

visited 13 states (5.77%)

Teach, Learn, Share

Learning through experience, and others' experiences is the best way to learn.

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