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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Korean
  • 62, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Visiting Professor
  • University
  • From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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About Me


Seeing the world, one country at a time.


I'm a longtime Canadian expat who lives, works, and travels in Asia and beyond. I've been in Asia since 2000. I am returning to Canada within the next 18 - 24 months. My plan is to live in Nova Scotia for half of the year and travel for the remaining six months. My passions include photography, food, and learning about new cultures.

Winter 2016 I traveled to Spain and Portugal. I explored Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve. I highly recommend both countries. There's lots to see and do. The people, the food, and the sites are well worth a short or a long stay (preferably, long!)

At the moment I do not have a couch to offer. However,
I love Korean food and am always happy to have a meal or coffee with anyone visiting Seoul.

Contact me if you'd like to share a coffee or a meal!


"Now is the only moment we have."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


If I am in Seoul when you are visiting, I'll be happy to show you around. Coffee and lunch or dinner are also a pleasant option.


I've been a host and I have been hosted. Both experiences brought me in touch with some very nice people.


Travel, photography, culture, food, traditional music and dance, blogging, meeting people, good conversation, scrabble, my cat INDY.

  • cats
  • culture
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • coffee
  • wine tasting
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • surfing
  • food
  • watching movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Enjoy all kinds of music from opera to rock and roll.

I will watch any movie starring Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, or Colin Firth.

I'm usually reading travel guides, planning my next vacation.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've flown in a hot air balloon. That was amazing!
I've bathed an elephant.
I've spent the night under the stars in the Egyptian desert.
I've seen an orangutan in the jungle.
I fell in love in Venice.
I've hiked across the Great Divide.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've lived in South Korea for the past 15years. I'd be happy to share what I know about Korea with others. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia on the East Coast of Canada. If you want information about Canada, please ask.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, South Korea

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