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Vanessa Silva

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • student/traveller
  • Degree in Molecular Biology
  • From Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Retire from being a student....

ABOUT ME

I have just moved back to the most (or at least one of them) beautiful places in the world: British Columbia. One of my greatest passions is music. As far back as I can remember, music has always been a huge part of my life...whether it be playing, listening, writing...

I finished my Bachelors in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry last year and am now working in a virology lab at the University of British Columbia (not all that exciting...)

Another one of my passions is traveling (a given). I love different people, I love different cultures, and I love being able to interact with and experience the two together! I spent a year in Sweden on an academic exchange, and recently came back from a 3 month trip to South Africa. I am very much a nomad. I can't seem to settle in one place for any extended period of time.

You have one life to live...might as well make the most of it!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Now that I've arrived back in Canada after quite the trip, I'm quite excited about being a host myself. I would like to couch surf again eventually, but for now I'll have to resign myself to living vicariously through other travelers!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couch surfed four times. The first time in Rome and the second in Vienna. I recently couch surfed in Cape Town, South Africa with two different hosts. As in Europe, my experience was incredibly positive as I had the opportunity to meet amazing locals.

I'm excited for the opportunity to finally pay it forward and to be a host myself :)

Interests

Music. Friends. Traveling. Music. Family. The World. Books. God. Snow Boarding. Art. Music.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Amelie, Gladiator, The Constant Gardener, Napoleon Dynamite, Mansfield Park, The Fountain

Music: Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Sigur Ros, Ólafur Arnalds, Andrew Bird, The Civil Wars, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Ane Brun, Balmorhea, Sia, Sufjan Stevens, Amiina, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Ray LaMontagne, Bjork, Múm, Nina Kinert, Regina Spektor, Beirut, The National

Books: Jane Eyre, 100 Years of Solitude, The Kite Runner, Lord of the Rings, The War on Don Emmanuel's Netherparts, The Journey of Ibn Fattouma, Harry Potter, Life of Pi, The Hobbit, the Bible

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