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  • 59 References 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning French
  • 65, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • retired, volunteer
  • self-educated, although I do have university education
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Living in different places in the world to understand the culture there.


I have travelled to more than 50 countries and worked in
six. I prefer to settle down somewhere for a while rather than travel through. My goal these next few years is to live and understand better Asia. Update: I'm back from Asia, now living in Ecuador, trying to be present where my joy and peace reside. 2nd update: back in Jalisco, Mexico taking a break before Africa.
3rd update: Now travelling in Tanzania, looking for travel companions and doing workaway jobs.


We all do the best we can.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I enjoy meeting travellers, and am glad to have the opportunity to host them and "pay back" the many great experiences I have had with generous people in my travels.


This is a wonderful idea and I hope to support it with my hosting and surfing. I have both hosted in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and now Mexico, and have stayed with hosts in New Zealand, US, Europe, and South America. All experiences have been great! It's clear, though, to me how important it is to take both your responsiblities as host and guest seriously.


travelling! volunteer programs, books, environmental issues, cultural exchanges. I am a curious person, using internet and people to answer my many questions about life, spirituality, health, animals....everything is interesting!

  • animals
  • culture
  • books
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • volunteering

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everyday brings wonderful moments, in my long life I absorb the experience more than the memory (this means my mind is blank at the moment!).

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone, everyone has something to share and teach me. I look forward to meeting them...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am happy to sharing my practical computing knowledge, more than once I have showed my hosts how to use Facebook, Skype, etc. I enjoy cooking and enjoy feeding people, so if you'd like I'd be happy to prepare a meal for you. I also developed and ran a natural soap business, happy to show you how to make soap

I of course, have many travelling tales to share and I love to return your hospitality wherever I am.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Romania, Scotland, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wales, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States

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