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Currently touring around on our European adventure enjoying CS with our hosts and taking many Train Journey's through France, Germany and Switzerland....visit relatives in Ireland and finally a Baltic Cruise....
LOVE to travel...LOVE to host...LOVE couchsurfing...LOVE life...LOVE to explore...
Enjoy being at HOME in Australia, remembering all the wonderful new friends we have made around the world, hoping to see some of them in our home for a visit one day SOON...we simply LOVE couchsurfing...hm...we always seem to be pondering where to NEXT...??...
Once AGAIN...we returned to USA and Canada June 24th till July 24th, 2012....this time we went to Boston, then toured around the New England area, Nova Scotia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and up to Quebec City and Montreal, spent a week in Chicago and Milwaukee on our way back to Los Angeles...
March 15th till May 5th 2012---USA...Canada...Gulf of Mexico Cruise, some of the places visited this time Florida, New Mexico, Seattle, Lake Tahoe region for a week and also a week touring around Alberta, Canada, revisit friends in Kelowna, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley Canada
We had a fabulous time in the USA 16th Feb till 21st May 2011...came home via stop over in New Zealand...
Feb 2011...USA for a few months this time...home via New Zealand...
So far Los Angles, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, www.oasisoftheseas.com cruise for 7 nights to Bahamas, St Thomas and St Maarten
Fort Lauderdale couchsurfing with Bill
San Francisco...LOVED our return visit to this fabulous city...
Peter returned home to Australia for work, meet up with us in a few weeks time in Atlanta
Shanice and I awoke to news of an impending Tsunami in the San Franciso Bay due to the major Japanese earthquake...we were in a Hotel near the Airport on the beach..!!..near San Mateo...all good, we flew safely into Phoenix...
Shanice was lucky enough to attend the "Mysterious Me" Spring Camp at the Arizona Science Center during our visit to Phoenix...
Washington DC...Cherry Blossom Festival time...what a stunning time to be in this region...couchsurfing with a wonderful family in Alexandria, Virginia...how blessed are we...in 2013 we had the pleasure of hosting this family on their "Round the World" trip... http://www.livedogrow.com/travel-to-learn/
September 2010 we went BACK to the USA with Peter and Shanice and a friend Marlene, also to Mexico on a cruise....so much FUN....
I revisited the USA....July / August 2010....this time on my own...then again with Peter and Shanice in September 2010, taking a cruise to Mexico and visiting L.A. and San Diego....
We totally enjoyed our holiday to Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap in April 2010 and then returned to Europe for the month of May 2010 and revisited some CS friends and made some new ones along the way...
My Travel Blogs
Visited USA and Canada Sept/Oct 2009 highlights, CS in Phoenix with Carrie, CS in Livermore, with Dawn, visited the Grand Canyon, Yosemite Park, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, cruise in Alaska, Boston, New York, Michigan and Connecticut
North Island, New Zealand in May 2009 visiting Hamilton, Rotarua, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Auckland and The Bay of Islands and lots of places in between....
We loved CS in many countries...on our trip around the world in September, October and November 2008...
to New Zealand, Hawaii, L.A., Canada, England, Ireland, Belgium, France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, Austria and Thailand with my husband, Peter and our 8 year old daughter, Shanice.
OUR HOLIDAY AROUND the WORLD...2008...brief diary
Sept 18th 2008 NEW ZEALAND, CS with Gretchen and Gunther..been to the Auckland Museum...had a fabulous day at the zoo with our own personal tour guide, Gretchen on the 20th...21st went for a drive to Piha beach, beautiful black sand...fantastic scenery...
Honolulu, 21st September - having an awesome time...went to the Pearl Harbor tour and a bus tour around the Island...23rd..spent the day at the Polynesian Cultural Centre and the fantastic concert in the evening, if you get to Ohau then we can highly recommend this...
26th Sept...been in Los Angeles for the past couple of days...spent 2 days in Disneyland...WOW...what a experience...happy it was not busy..ha..ha..also visited Hollywood and Universal Studio's, watching movies will never be the same again..
Sept 28th...Vancouver Island, BC...WoW what a beautiful place...stayed in a lovely resort with our timeshare...awesome...Pacific Shores at Nanoose Bay...went canoing...loved Butchart Gardens...want to return to Victoria for a long holiday...simply gorgeous...
Oct 4th...drove for 5 hours through the mountains to a wonderful valley..the Okanargan in Kelowna, British Columbia catching up with some very old friends after 15 years...a precious time indeed....
Oct 5th...flew to Toronto, CS with Darlene and her lovely family, went to Niagara Falls...beautiful area...everyone is hooked on Tim Horton's...
London to Bristol by train...stayed in the Angel Inn at Long Ashton, a little country pub for the past 600 years...simply gorgeous, fabulous food too...
Oct 9th....spent the day in Bath, UK went to the Roman Baths..incredible..and the Bath Abbey is amazing....
Oct 11th....Ireland meeting ALL the relatives...had a magnificent time...visited Trinity College and the Book of Kells, went through the old library...huge...saw the old harp...ate way too much...!!..Loved the countryside...especially the great stone circle at Lough Gur...toured through Bunratty Castle and folk park....fabulous...went to the Cliffs of Moher...
Oct 16th...spent the day in Brussels...beautiful city...lovely parks...we went into the Atomium...incredible...came home to Jef's for a wonderful meal and Peter's Austrian beer lesson...met up with Victorya in Brugge for a tour around, took her on the horse and cart for the first time...this city is simply a stunning place to explore, the first stock exchange was here and the decimal fractions system was invented by a local...Simon Stevin...
Oct 19th ...went up the Eiffel Tower today...awesome views...loved Notre Dame Cathedral..BUT...Sainte Chapelle is incredible...a must see if you get to Paris...
Oct 22nd...Hmmm...Portugal...a pleasant suprise...beautiful country, lovely people, CS with Paulo and Sonja...could easily spend a few weeks here...loved the vegetarian home cooked meals...yum..yum...
Oct 24th our 21st wedding anniversary today...in Prague...sensational city...excellent meal out in a vegetarian restaurant called the Lehka Hlava...yummy meal...
28th Oct...having a wonderful time in Hamburg with our German exchange students family...so nice to see Timo again and meet his family, plan to come back for a long holiday here one day in the future...
1st Nov...enjoyed the day in Munich having a good look around with Ingo our CS host and a couple of friends...had fun last night at the Halloween Party...
3rd November, spent a very pleasant evening last night with Elisabetta and Mario in Milan....and had a look around the city centre with Elizabetta today...then caught the trian to Franco's in Nervi, had an evening stroll along the promenard with some very interesting chats about all sorts...
5th November spent the past 2 nights in Vernazza exploring the magnificient region of the Cinque Terre..loved it...want to go back...miss it already...
6th November...Florence...lots more walking...went "window shopping" only on the Ponte Vechio...took lots of pictures....7th...Uffuzi Gallery...incredible...both the art work and the building itself...
8th November...took a train ride for 3 hours to Venice yesterday and caught the number 1 vaporetto down to St Mark's square and back in the evening...today went to Murano and bought some famous glass pieces...before mking our way around to the port for boarding time on the CRUISE ship...
Nov 8th - Nov 15th Mediteranian Cruise
Nov 8th - depart Venice
9th - Dubrovnik, Croatia
10th - Cruising
11th - Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
12th - Santorini, Greece
13th - Corfu, Greece
14th - Cruising
15th - Venice, Italy
Nov 15th stayed with friends in Vicenza, Italy...went to visit Romeo and Juliette's castle ruins and then on to Verona to view the coleseum and lovers lane with Juliette's famous balcony...
Nov 17th flew to Vienna from Venice to CS with Darko...fabulous location over the road from the Schonbrunn Palace...visited the Christmas Market at the town hall...beautiful at night...caught the tram out to Grinzing and walked in the Vienna woods...caught the bus to Kalenburg and viewed the city from high....
we got ripped off with a very expensive Mozart/Strauss Concert at the Orangery in the Schoenbrunn Palace....advertised as an Orchestra...but only a 5 piece strings group with piano...and the dancers and opera singers were not in authentic costumes as advertised...the evening was a great disappointment for us...
Nov 20th Bangkok...the city has changed a lot in 21 years but on the other hand not at all...well a bigger busier version of what we remembered...lots more high rise buildings too...it is such a contadiction in many ways...visited the Wat Pho, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, toured around town, went to the night market and the Chatachuk weekend market...BUSY...
Nov 23rd Melbourne....wow home...just in time before the riots at Bangkok airport...
I love to meet new people, young and old and the in between and have a wonderful chat about everything and anything that is of interest at the time.....take it as it comes....
......as that wonderful character Forrest Gump said
"Life is like a box of chocolates"...etc...
and what can I say....
I LOVE chocolates!!!!
I have a vision board, goal setting treasure map I created 2 years ago, it hangs in my ensuite bathroom where I get to look at it several times every day and dream and this year will see the fulfillment of a lot of my goals so it is almost time to build a new one....perhaps when I return home from our holiday....
I spent the better part of 2008 researching and booking for our trip around the world...here are some of the web sites I found useful...
For Italy http://www.cross-pollinate.com/
Create your own travel map or travel blog.
Top vacation rentals at TripAdvisor
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!!"
To make a positive difference in the world and the lives of others because I have lived, I love meeting people and sharing life experiences with them, helping others to see outside the square whilst challenging myself to forever continue to do the same - to learn and to teach within the same breath.....I love sharing information and education so others can make an informed choice about how they are choosing to live, what they are choosing to eat and use in their daily lives, love going to seminars and expanding my views on all sorts of subjects....meeting wonderful people each time I attend another function.....enjoying the challenge when I return home to intergrate what I have learned into my daily life.....so long as I see the benefit for improving our way of life.....I feel I will be forever a student....sometimes a teacher.....
I heard a saying many years ago that rang true for me, it went something like this... "I live my life each day in such a way that I am not ashamed to greet the person I see in the mirror each morning"
I like to help others to improve their lives and those of their familes...I have found a web site that allows me to do just that...have a look...join up...
"The wise man is always seeking more knowledge, and in his searchings will not scorn what, at first sight, may seem to be at variance with established opinions, lest in so doing he loses a jewel of wisdom worth more than all the treasures of Earth."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Seuss
"Behold the darkness, yet curse it not. Rather be a light unto the darkness, and so transform it. Let your light shine before men, that those who stand in the darkness will be illuminated by the light of your being, and all of you will see, at last, who You Really Are." -Neale Donald Walsch
Every experience I have had, every moment I have lived, has helped me to become the person I am today...and for that I am truely greatful...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
My OLD profile can be seen here https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/534997/profile/legacy
I was interviewed when CS in Washington D.C.
I instigated the Belgrave Foodies Night - get together once a month...NOTE: I have decided not to host these on a regular basis for a while....however would be happy to meet up for a get together/dinner with other CS members...just send me an email...we can organise another "foodies night"
Pleased to pay the donation fee to get properly verified and have donated once a year since then, have thoroughly enjoyed couchsurfing as a host and a guest these past years...we offer our two spare bedroom's to CS...look at my photo's...
Mention in the subject line "Home in the Gum Trees"... then I will know you actually read my profile...
Actively promoting the Family Welcome Google MAP for CS...Come and join us...
Have you read the press section all about couchsurfing...??...
We have two permanent guest rooms in our home as we have many guests come and stay with us, some for a night others for a few nights...we ask that you contribute to the food, as where ever you travel in the world you have to supply your own food...we love having new guests in our home through CS requests...we are also interested to meet some other CS who are happy to offer us a "couch" to come and stay in their homes...no matter where they live...our trip to Europe...actually this turned into a round the world trip...!!...it was awesome more so because of CS and all the fabulous members we stayed with...
I have introduced others to the CS community and look forward to hearing about their experiences and maybe even CS with them in the future or have the pleasure of welcoming them into our home one day...
CS we have hosted in our home...
April 08 Fernando from Brazil
May 08 Meher and Tarini from India
July 08 Mathilde from France
Sept 08 Mela from Australia
Oct 08 Mela from Australia
Nov 08 Mela from Australia
Feb 08 Mela from Australia
March 08 Mela from Australia
March 09 Megan from USA
April 09 Carrie from USA 2 separate visits
April 09 Moriya from Israel with his partner
April 09 Amitabhaya from Germany
Nov 09 Lukas, Klara, Timon & Rebekah from Czech Republic
Nov 09 Carrie from Phoenix, USA
Christmas 09 Mathilde from Paris, France
Christmas 09 Carrie from Phoenix, USA
April 10 Meher and Tarini from India
Nov 2010 Riana from Pretoria, South Africa
May 2011 Paul Miller, Denver, USA
May 2011 gave a lift to Arne Nico in New Zealand
May 2011 traveled with Danielle Thompson in Milford Sound, New Zealand
May 2011 travelled with Pedro in New Zealand
Dec 2011 Marte from Norway
March 2012 coffee with Billie, Sassafras, Vic, Australia
Jan 2013 Karoliina and Paivi from Finland
Jan 2013 Mauricio from Venezuela
June 2014 Sheila from USA
September 2014 Sergio and Jenny from USA
July-Nov 2015 Mela from Australia/India
July-Nov 2015 Lina from Germany
Oct 2015 Tanja from Germany
CS we have met or surfed with
Sept 08 Gretchen and Gunther in Orakei, New Zealand
Sept 08 Darlene in Guelph, Canada
Oct 08 Karen and Kayleigh in Waterford, Ireland
Oct 08 Jef in Olen, Belgium
Oct 08 Sightseeing with Victorya in Bruges, Belgium
Oct 08 Frederique in Paris, France
Oct 08 Paulo and Sonja in Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Oct 08 Rui in Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 08 Sightseeing with Emeline and Jerome in Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 08 Heidi in Ulm, Germany
Oct 08 Ingo in Neufahrn, Germany
Nov 08 Elisabetta and Mario in Milan, Italy
Nov 08 Franco in Nervi, Italy
Nov 08 Darko in Vienna, Austria
Jan 09 Tracey and Ian in Adelaide, Australia
May 09 Ann in Bay of Plenty
May 09 Lesley in Taupo for sightseeing
May 09 Mike in Kerkeri for sightseeing
April 10 Justin from USA for dinner in Cambodia
May 10 Rita in Sitges, Spain
May 10 Jane in Glandore, Ireland
May 10 Julia & Christian in Youghal, Ireland
May 10 Ian & Anne in Dunbar, Scotland
March 11 Bill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
March 11 Danielle and Jef for coffee
April 11 Surfed at Paige and families home in Alexandria, Virginia
April 11 Elmina and Ernie's home in Pennsylvania, USA
March 12 re visited CS with Bill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
March 12 met up again with Danielle and Jef Pompano Beach Florida
May 12 CS with Rob and Pam Sonora, CA, USA
June 12 CS with Anita and Jeff in Camden, Maine, USA
July 12 Dinner with Dave, Lincoln, Maine, USA
July 12 CS Louis in Quebec City, Canada
July 12 Jerome again (Oct08) for dinner in Quebec City, CA
July 12 Michelle and Michael near Chicago, IL, USA
June 15 Nathalie in Paris
June 15 Christine near Troyes, France
June 15 Barbara in Zurich
PLEASE NOTE : We are a VEGETARIAN family, I love to cook so expect me to cook a homemade vegetarian meal for you...we ask that you contribute to the food, as where ever you travel in the world you have to supply your own food..
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Have enjoyed watching our kids grow up and become competent young adults, sometimes it does seem very surreal they have grown up so quickly, everyone tells you that when they are little, just you don't think that is the case, until you turn around one day and realise they have grown up and the years have just flown by, luckily we have a big age gap to Shanice to still keep us feeling young....TRAVEL...I love sharing my life and passions with my family and friends, both old and new, that includes those in cyberspace, Bush Walking, Bird Feeding, Beach Walking, Photography http://www.samsays.com/ I like Sam's pictures, Meditation, http://www.higherbalance.com/ Alternative Health Research, Alternative Dental health http://mizar5.com/mm.html Integrative Medicine, Music as medicine/Sound Healing, Crystals and Crystal Therapy, Dr Gaynor Mitchell's work with cancer patients, this is worth a read for everybody to know about, as we all at one time or another unfortunately will know someone with cancer - information gives us all informed choices for our health.... http://www.gaynoroncology.com/
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/index.html and http://www.mercola.com/ are both great research web sites for lots of subjects.... http://periotherapy.com/ a must for everyone to understand how important our dental routine is to our overall health...this is still a relatively unknown subject and one that certainly needs to be understood...
One other place worth a mention is Sanoviv and the work of Dr Myron Wentz, go to this web site and click the link to View Virtual Tour http://www.sanoviv.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=31
I love watching my children play their musical instruments, very interested in Colour Therapy, studied with Pascale Osanz many years ago in both Spirale http://www.spirale.com.au/ and Aura Soma - Colour Healing http://www.aura-soma.net/ Property Investing, Trading on the Share Market, Freddy Silva's work and DVD's http://www.cropcirclesecrets.org/ David Icke's books http://www.davidicke.com/index.php/ Sacred Geometry, http://www.crystalinks.com/ Quantum Physics, http://www.janosh-art.com/ Holistic Medicine, Energy Medicine - the work and research of Richard Gordon
http://www.quantumtouch.com/ the work of Caroline Myss http://www.myss.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yk79TDViTc
and Dr Norman Sheely http://www.normshealy.com/ , Sound Healing, http://www.health-science-spirit.com/ Crystal Bowls, http://soulsounds.com.au 432HZ sound healing, http://www.turnoveranewleaf.com.au/ Dr Harry Oldfield's work and research http://www.oldfieldmicro.com/ and http://www.electrocrystal.com/pip.html
Dr Robert Beck's protocol for electro medicine, http://www.educate-yourself.org/
Sacred Maths http://www.jainmathemagics.com/ , Alternative Energy, Web Bot Project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA1F4dfA5iM Don Tolman's teachings, this link (below) is interesting for everyone, especially if struggling with any physical ailment/cancer...he is a genius at memory and education...
http://www.dontolman.com/ also http://www.thefdr.com/ this book is awesome....
Bob Proctor http://bobproctor.com "Think and Grow Rich" Napoleon Hill
Metaphysics, Natural Remedies, Nutritional Medicine, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, Art work of Alex Grey http://www.alexgrey.com/ Sewing Patchwork, going to the Gym, going to the movies with my friends, meeting new people and I love reading non fiction books mainly.....anything that challanges me to expand my thinking and entertain new ideas....if you have watched any of the above links and wish to email me your thoughts.... I would love to hear from YOU......
One day, one year, I want to return and revisit one of my all time favourite places for at least a week and go to the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island in Michigan USA held every year in June for about the last 60 years..... http://www.mackinac.com/
Dream of going to the Alsace Region of France and staying for at least one month. Would LOVE to experience the Colmar Christmas market...
I want to be able to look back on my life and know that I have had dreams and then had dreams come true...so many people just dream about "one day" and that day never seems to come for them...so I am making sure to create what I want in my life through my choices and taking action to make them happen....one more step closer to this reality was joining this wonderful web site and meeting so many beautiful new friends....all over this planet we call home....
"Your life is the canvas, your thoughts are the paint. The movements you make are the brush strokes on the canvas called life. It is entirely up to each individual artist what style of picture he paints. Each and every day he wakes a new canvas awaits."
- pub crawls
Music, Movies, and Books
Our son Damien is an Audio Engineer, he had his own recording studio "Cloud 9" for a couple of years, now freelance...here is his web site...
Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble, Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's version of Somewhere over the rainbow...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2Jt4WOxN8 and What a wonderful world...
Medwyn Goodall, Dixie Chicks, Enya, Michael Bolton, Barbra Streisand, Oliver Shanti-all time favourite, Olivia Newton John, Secret Garden, Clannad, ABBA, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK9nt1NF7Nw Sarah McLachlan check out this amazing film clip http://www.worldonfire.ca/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSyuar6oF8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZHrbjhwKik&feature=related Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Carlos Nakai, Celtic music, Gregorian chants, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Armatrading, Patrick Bernhardt, John Farnham, Neil Diamond, The Bee Gees, Josh Pyke, http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=rwRqD4Kmiy4
Andre Reui, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, pretty much all the classical composers, http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4 I loved The Phantom of the Opera especially Think of Me
Deva Premal and Miten http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnneFgVaCCI&feature=related
Some of the Movies and Books and Authors I have enjoyed over the years, some I have not necessarily enjoyed but that have had an impact...this list keeps on growing as I remember them....Forest Gump, Indigo, Ghost, Sunshine, Ice Castles, The Pianist, The Sixth Sense, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Last of the Mohicans, Ghandi, The Bucket List, What the Bleep, Sophies Choice, The Joy Luck Club, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Bullet Proof Monk, Mothman Prophecies, The Shawshank Redemption, Powder, The Net, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, 4400 series, Final Fantasy/The Spirits Within, Roswell series, The Butterfly Effect, The Golden Bowl, Shrek movies, Somewhere in Time (filmed on Mackinac Island), The Lord of the Rings series, Phenomenon, The Matrix series, Heroes series, Little Buddha, The Chronicles of Narnia, Patch Adams, Sliding Doors, Cocoon, On Golden Pond, Love Story, Sunshine, Pay it Forward, City of Joy, Like Water for Chocolate, AmÃÆÃÂ©lie, Michael, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Life is Beautiful, Stargate Series, The Last Samurai, Aeon Flux, Star Trek series, The Philadelphia Experiment, Stargate:Atlantis series, The Celestine Prophecy, Deep Space 9 series, Medium series, The Sound of Music, The Castle, Back to the Future, Meet me in St Louis, Royal Wedding, Amazing Grace, The Fountain, Blade Runner, Hotel Rwanda, Sometime in April, To Kill A Mockingbird, kPax, Gone With The Wind, The Piano, Dirty Dancing, Chocolat, Mamma Mia, Grease, Ghost Whisperer series, The Notebook, Power of One, The Pursuit of Happiness, Continuum, The Prophet - Khalil Gibran, Shirley Maclaines books, Richest Man in Babylon:a favouite, The Alchemist -Paulo Coelho, Return of the Children of Light - Judith Polich, The Mayan Factor, Dianna Cooper, Dr Deepak Chopra, Dr Wayne Dwyer, Gregg Braden, Ruth Montgomery, Brad Steiger, http://www.kokomotion.com/TWH/docs/library.html
Nexus Magazine from Australia, Aurelia Louise Jones, Virginia Essene, Barbara Hand Clow, Sanaya Roman, Duane Packer, Dan Winter, Donna Eden, Edgar Cayce, Lobsang Rampa, Robert Kyiosaki, John Burley, Joan Grant, Eckhart Tolle's books esp The Power of NOW....
.....Law of Love - Laura Esquivel......
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana Gabaldon, Traci Harding, Anastasia and the Ringing Cedars series of books - LIFE changing....
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The WorldCS in many...many countries with incredible amazing people...what a blessing indeed...welcomed lots of CS's into our home from many corners of the world...LOVE THIS SITE...life changing...for the better...Finding out about this wonderful web site for loans using micro finance through www.kiva.com you can also change the lives of others through this...awesome feeling to lend a hand in this way...not just giving a hand out http://www.kiva.org/about Rode an Elephant in the Thailand jungle north of Chiangmai.... Seen black sand on the beach at Piha in New Zealand....Been to Disneyland in L.A. twice nowVisited the beautiful Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, CanadaSeen Niagara Falls...Visited the Louvre, Paris...and climbed the Eiffel Tower...Giving birth to 3 wonderful children...♥...♥...♥...Been married for 26 years...we celebrated our 21st anniversary on 24th October 08 in Prague...Stayed in Venice...childhood dream fulfilled...2008Cruised the Inside passage to Alaska...watched a glacier carving...200910 night Disney Cruise on the "Magic" ship in 2010Cruised in the Carribean on the "Oasis of the Seas" 2011CS in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania...Amish Country...incredible...Over night cruise on "Milford Sound" in Fiordland, New Zealand 2011visited 36 states (72%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Free android travel guide
Teach, Learn, Share
Love to share travel stories. If you plan to come to Australia check out this page http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g255055-Australia-Vacations.html
Would you like to receive a postcard or 2 from around the world, join here http://www.postcrossing.com/
Have you watched "The Secret" http://www.thesecret.tv/
I have a lot of interests ranging from property investing and dabbling on the Share Market to Aura Soma Colour Therapy and many, many other metaphysical and esoteric topics. I love the idea of Couchsurfing University...where everyone of us is a student and everyone is a teacher...I feel that nothing in life happens to us by accident....if you are reading my profile then perhaps you are destined by choice to come and stay a while in our home..!!!..or we might end up staying in yours one day...or perhaps we may just meet up and share a meal...Send me an email and say "hi" I love receiving emails from CS friends....pick a subject lets see if we can have an interesting discussion....you never know what we may discover about each other and ourselves...life is the journey...not the destination...so lets share a little of each others journeys together....
I just had to put a link in here for this post I have just read....if you EVER want to know why someone would choose to be a Vegetarian or a Vegan, I think this post will be "food for thought"
Thanks Luis for the post...for sharing the info....
This is a relatively new film by an Australian...also worthy of a mention here...especially about our diet and choice of foods we consume...all comes down to choice...
This is interesting info for your health...
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In