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  • 17 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Ancient Greek, French, Latin, Spanish, Thai
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Assistant to the Registrar, University of Calgary
  • University; Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology
  • From Tawatinaw, Alberta, Canada
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About Me


to find the interesting niches in this world


I grew up in the countryside 50 km away from the nearest town, so I love to spend time outdoors. I've been skiing (alpine and nordic) and snowboarding since I could walk. My famıly and I go camping and hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains usually 2-3 times a year. My first love with travel was when I was 16 and went to Thailand for 1 year on a student exchange and lived with 3 Thai host families. Since then, I've travelled with my younger sister across Europe and Asia and studied for 1 semester in the UK in Autumn 2009. I love archaeology and spent 13 weeks on archaeological projects in 2010, and travelled for 8 months in between. I was very dedicated to my university education as a Masters student and traveled as much as I could in the summers. Now I am finished my Master's degree and am a working professional.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couchsurfing is by far the best way to travel, it is a completely different experience than staying in a hostel etc. 'Experience' is the perfect way to describe it because it unveils so many nuances and idiosyncrasies about the culture traveled in.


Being outside, camping
Hiking, long walks for the sake of walking somewhere
Scuba diving
Horseback Riding

  • culture
  • education
  • cooking
  • walking
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • teaching
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas
100 Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
I Served the King of England - Bohumil Hrabal
The Enchantress of Florence- Salman Rushdie
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
East of Eden-John Steinbeck
Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis

The skin I live in
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
Samotari (Czech)
House of Flying Daggers
Rear Window
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon
Donnıe Darko
Eastern Promises
The Darjeeling Limited
Crna Macka, Beli Macor
A Separation
Million Dollar Baby
House of Flying Daggers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitching across central Turkey to see Çatal Höyük

Teach, Learn, Share

Two of the most valuable things I learned from travelling

1. Appreciate what you have, show your gratitude, and be polite
2. Find the courage to seize an opportunity

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Norway, Thailand, United Kingdom

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