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Overview

  • 94 References 85 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Swahili
  • 47, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • social worker
  • university degree and life!
  • From Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To visit every country at least once

ABOUT ME

I work three different jobs to support my travel habit and my home, as well as to spend as much time with my friends and family as possible. I will try just about anything once (although this motto does not extend to experimental food options) and am interested in others' experiences of life.

I have seen many places and can never choose a favourite. I enjoy walking, cycling, hanging out and watching the world pass by while enjoying a coffee (or a wine or beer).

I have always appreciated others' hospitality when I have travelled and view this as a way to reciprocate.

PHILOSOPHY

Be kind to others because you do not know when you may need someone else's kindness, but also be kind to yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far I have only hosted although when I travel later this year I hope to catch up with many of my surfers and hopefully meet some new ones!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have now hosted about 170 surfers, for different lengths of time .. although they have been very different each experience has been positive and makes me look forward to my next ones.

Interests

Walking, talking, listening, music, cycling, wine tasting, eating, new experiences, reading, movies, meeting new people, travelling, learning from others .. and it continues

  • dining
  • recipes
  • wine
  • beer
  • coffee
  • wine tasting
  • walking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • bungee jumping
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Shorter list of what I do not like: Heavy metal and rap .. science fiction, horror and historical (movies and books)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee Jumping from the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia - and having to wait for the weekly train to go over the bridge before I could jump. A truly amazing experience - the video does not do it justice.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to think I have developed some insight into people's behaviour and psychology through my work and am always willing to talk about that because people continue to fascinate me - hence the continued work.

I would love to learn new recipes and how others manage the work-life balance.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my experience of being a host and travelling in many countries, my spectacular (so I am told) pancakes and my life story so far .. I am always happy to help out in the homes where I stay.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Rwanda, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, United States

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