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Overview

  • 56 References 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

FOR MY HOSTS:
I consider myself a genuinely happy and optimistic person. I love the outdoors, and am most likely ready to join in on any adventure you suggest. I enjoy sharing meals, music and any local traditional experiences. Allow me to help you with a project and be of use, to join you doing something you that makes you happy or send me off on my own on a trail or a bike and you'll make my day. I love to dance (though I didn't say that I'm good at it ;)

FOR OUR SURFERS:

I live in a beautiful home with 4 spectacular flatmates, we tend to have enough unofficial Couchsurfers coming through that we are selective on the CSers we host these days. If you would like to surf with us, please have a full profile and write us an intriguing request!

Here is what else I can offer (ie what Thunder Bay has to offer):
- Ultimate Frisbee (always.always.always)
- Sailing on Lake Superior (most Mon/Wed/Fri evenings)
- Climbing (A bike ride away! - I don't have all the gear - but I've got friends ;)
- Cycling (I'm a 4 season cyclist and probably can find a bike for you)
- Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing (in the winter of course)
- Swimming (Superior can be cold, but we have wetsuits)
-Curling (more fun than you think, we can gather some crew and rent a sheet of ice)
- Skating and Ice Hockey (you'll be just as good as I am!)
- Slacklining, hiking, cliff jumping or whatever other adventure pops up

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

In 2010 I did my first extended voyage via couchsurfing on my trip back to Argentina, my second month-long CS trip in Morocco in 2014 and my third in Brazil in 2015 am so grateful and want to give back, and also want to show you this MAGICAL PLACE CALLED THUNDER BAY!

Interests

Oh boy...

Ultimate frisbee, languages and culture and how they relate, every kind of cycling, new sports and physical activity, community-living, music, guitar, ukulele, active transportation, potlucks and action-packed kitchens, sailing, preserving and fermenting experiments, sunrises, swimming in open water (Lake Superior!), nordic skiing, fall, climbing, campfire jams, canoeing, exploring.

  • culture
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • camping
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sports
  • swimming
  • languages
  • ultimate frisbee

Music, Movies, and Books

The Art of Fermentation - Sandor Katz
The Cider House Rules - John Irving
Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Better Off - Eric Brende
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Three Day Road & The Orenda - Joseph Boyden

Shakey Graves
Stromae
The Milk Carton Kids
Alt-J
Tallest Man on Earth
Beirut
Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect
Bon Iver
Dan Mangan
Amelia Curran
Jenn Grant
Jose Gonzales
Joel Plasket
Modest Mouse
The Weakerthans
Elliott Brood

My forever favorite:
Stan Rogers, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Enders Game - Orson Scott Card
Narnia - C.S. Lewis

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hundreds of breath-taking hiking and river trips around Ontario.
Sailed from Switzerland to Austria and raced across Lake Superior.
Attempting a 24 hour paddling trip in late October (had to emergency evac. on the 21st hour)
Many a New years winter camping trip complete with fresh deer and ice hole swimming.
Climbed Jebel Toubkal in Morocco, the second tallest mountain in Africa.
Hitch-hiked a record of 1700 km in 2 days in Brazil thanks to the kindest of people.

"One thing has become quite clear: all acquaintances are passing. Therefore I want to make the most of every contact. I want to quickly get close to people I meet because my experience has shown me we won't be together long"

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Ultimate Frisbee throws, Sourdough bread, how to make sprout, homemade yogurt, kamboucha, kefir, guitar, spanish, backpocket games, songs, can recite "the cremation of Sam Mcgee" and a couple other poems committed to memory.

Learn: languages, more instruments, sports, recipes.

What I Can Share with Hosts

You can expect me to always travel with my trusty frisbee disc and ukulele; much fun to be had!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, France, Morocco, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada

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