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Lara Marks

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
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  • I went to Savannah College of Art an...
  • From Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I want to meet new people and get a more authentic experience rather than hanging out with tourists in hostels. Im pretty versatile and want to make the most out of every situation.

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm just your typical 30 something nomadic American girl. I have been living on and off in Melbourne for almost five years with stretches of time in India, Europe, SE Asia and a little time back stateside.
I used to work in the music industry in the states. Ive also worked and lived in Europe and hope to be able to continue traveling and seeing the world for as long as possible. I like to find myself in unusual situations and Im pretty much up for anything. Oh, and Im a great storyteller.

PHILOSOPHY

People do, ultimately, what they want. And I'll be damned if I don't, too.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

At the moment, I am not traveling but living, working and studying in Melbourne. I plan to build this community by spreading the word about couchsurfing to as many people as possible.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couchsurfed in Rio, Western Australia, Berlin, New Zealand, all over France, and in Spain. The most memorable experiences were couchsurfing on a tiny boat in the Mediterranean with three others and at an amazing flat in Barcelona, right off Las Ramblas with nine other people.

Interests

I like sketchy street markets, dancing with my eyes closed, gallery hopping, hard rubbish, schmoozing, choreography, printmaking, pretending my yoga mat is keeping me afloat, foreign sweets, independent films, sunsets and any photo ops, unidentifiable accents, jumping on hotel beds, dreaming about France, big boots, nice cats, little dogs, thrift store finds, good karma, mango smoothies, tropical fruits(you've never heard of..ex-pomelos and fejoias), xmas karaoke, avoiding awkward moments, watching HBO shows, creating awkward moments, getting caviar stuck in my teeth, smelling fragrances and cookies baking, rubbing elbows, anything fancy and french(Roger et Gallet), basing my life on fortune cookie fortunes, scrabble, talking shit, pimento cheese and avocado toast, yum. And chocolate chip cookies.

Music, Movies & Books

Hot Chip, Yelle, Sondre Lerche, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, Justice, Beirut, Whatsonot, L.D.R.U., Metronomy

One Amazing Thing I've Done

drink frog juice in Peru.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a strong believer in travel karma, we need to take care of each other.

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