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Catherine McDonald

Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 80 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 43, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • From Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet and host people from all around the world & learn how to cook different ethnic food & collect a banknote & coin from each country of the world

ABOUT ME

Greetings from Gisborne, New Zealand :)My name is Catherine, I'm 42 years old. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I would like to meet and host people from around the world. Translate My Profile:Click a flag to translate to your language I live in Gisborne which is situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. We are the first city in the world to see the sun each day. Gisborne has a population of 45,000. Gisborne is a great place to live with fantastic local produce and wine in abundance and beautiful beaches.www.gisbornenz.comwww.gisbornenz.co.nz wikipedia Gisbornewww.nakedbus.comYou can check the availability of my Couch on My Calendar

PHILOSOPHY

Treat others the way you would like to be treated :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

- By offering my couch :)
- Hosting
- Helping as much as I can

I wish to participate by hosting at the moment and one day traveling the world and being a guest. Until that day comes, I figure I can HOST the world instead. Come for a visit!

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COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

******************* Hosted ******************* Sebastian Braun (Rosenheim, Germany) for 2 nights, 16th - 18th May 2010 Paul Butler (Havelock North, New Zealand) for 2 nights, 24th - 26th September 2010 Jeramy Beltz (Anchorage, Alaska) for 2 nights, 1st - 3rd October 2010 Tina Hurst (Michigan, USA) for 1 night, 6th - 7th November 2010 Florian Maier (Glonn, Germany) for 1 night, 6th - 7th November 2010 Jonathan Macalanda (Quebec, Canada) for 1 night, 6th - 7th November 2010 David Smith (East Tamaki, Auckland) for 1 night, 6th - 7th November 2010 Julianne Gartig (Ganderkesee - Germany) for 1 night, 13th - 14th November 2010 Neele van den Bongardt (Ganderkesee, Germany) for 1 night, 13th - 14th November 2010 Dodo Winter (Salzburg, Austria) for 2 nights, 20th - 22nd November 2010 Trixi Schwaiger (Micheldorf, Austria) for 2 nights, 20th - 22nd November 2010 Benoit Delhoume (Chinon, France) for 14 nights, 26 November - 3 December 2010 and 6th December - 13th December 2010 Yann Mallier (Rhone-Alpes Grenoble, France) for 9 nights, 26 November - 3 December 2010 and 6th December - 9th December 2010 Lucie Saladin (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Bedoin, France) for 9 nights, 26 November - 3 December 2010 and 6th December - 8th December 2010 June Yeoh (Kedah Alor Setar, Maylasia) for 3 nights, 3 December - 6 December 2010 Jan Libuda (North Rhine-Westphalia Paderborn, Germany) for 3 nights, 10th December to 13th December 2010 Martin Soto (Santa Cruz, Argentina) for 3 nights - 26th December - 29th December 2010 Valeria Puscel (Santa Cruz, Argentina) for 3 nights - 26th December - 29th December 2010 Ainsley Glassford (Winchester, Ontario, Canada) for 3 nights, 31st December - 3rd January 2011 Jerad Kozey (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) for 2 nights, 3rd January - 5th January 2011 Cecile Gil (Brittany, France) for 4 nights, 14th January - 18th January 2011 Pauline Champare (Brittany, France) for 4 nights, 14th January - 18th January 2011 Chiara Meenghelli (Riva del Garda, Italy) for 5 nights, 17th January - 22nd January 2011 Craig Smith (Christchurch, New Zealand) for 1 night, 20th - 21st January 2011 Christian Catalan (Chile) for 1 night, 23rd - 24th January 2011 Nestor Rouha (Chile) for 1 night, 23rd - 24th January 2011 Maikel Vallejo (Mondaveao, Uruguay) for 4 nights, 23rd - 27th January 2011 Jérémy Vallat (Saint-Etienne, Rhone-Alpes, France) for 2 nights, 4th - 6th February 2011 Thomas Forestier (Saint-Etienne, Rhone-Alpes, France) for 2 nights, 4th - 6th February 2011 Stig Smith (Glasgow, Scotland) for 2 nights, 11th -13th February 2011 Chantal Renaud (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) for 4 nights, 17th - 21st February 2011 Stig Smith (Glasgow, Scotland) again for 1 night, 20th - 21st February 2011 Vivian Pouget (Bordeaux, France) for 1 night, 6th - 7th March 2011 Olly Cayless (Brecon, Powys, Wales) for 3 nights, 11th - 14th March 2011 Sara Eiker (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) for 3 nights, 17th - 20th March 2011 Bridget Butler (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) for 3 nights, 17th - 20th March 2011 Lara Castor (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) for 5 nights, 18th - 23rd March 2011 Merit Hein (Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia) for 4 nights, 19th - 23rd March 2011 David Rodrigues (Rambouillet, France) for 4 nights, 19th - 23rd March 2011 Gimena Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for 3 nights, 25th - 28th March 2011 Martin Stemmle (Berlin, Germany) for 3 nights, 25th - 28th March 2011 Sara Eiker (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) again for 1 night, 27th - 28th March 2011 Bridget Butler (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA) again for 1 night, 27th - 28th March 2011 Christina Spicss (Frankfurt, Germany) for 1 night, 27th - 28th March 2011 Peter Krumbhaar (Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA) for 2 nights, 1st -3rd April 2011 Eva Leithner (Eggerding, Austria) for 2 nights, 6th - 8th April 2011 Jimmy Cheung Hoi Ki (Hong Kong) for 3 nights, 8th - 11th April 2011 Tatiana Verdonck (Antwerp, Belgium) for 2 nights, 11th - 13th April 2011 Aurelie (Brittany, France) for 2 nights, 12th - 14th April 2011 Esther Cheung (Hong Kong) for 5 nights, 21st - 26th April 2011 Chantal Renaud (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) again for 1 night, 22nd - 23rd April 2011 Anna Apostolova (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) for 1 night, 22nd - 23rd April 2011 Melanie Renaud (Wellington, New Zealand) for 1 night, 22nd - 23rd April 2011 Carter Chi Keung Suen (Hong Kong) for 5 nights, 29th April - 4th May 2011 Nora Huerlimann (Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland) for 1 night, 9th - 10th May 2011 Jia Huey Cheng (Kedah, Maylasia) for 3 nights, 14th - 17th May 2011 Anna Schaffranke (Magdebug, Saxony Anhalt, Germany) for 1 night, 17th - 18th May 2011 Julian Hermus (Biederitz, Saxony Anhalt, Germany) for 1 night, 17th - 18th May 2011 Wiebke Staufenbiel (Magdebug, Saxony Anhalt, Germany) for 1 night, 17th - 18th May 2011 Anna Settgast (Loose, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) for 2 nights, 18th - 20th May 2011 Sandra (Eckernfoerde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) for 2 nights, 18th - 20th May 2011 Lara Bluemke (Rieseby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) for 2 nights, 18th - 20th May 2011 Maximilian Fahn (Neukeferloh, Germany) for 5 nights, 20th - 25th May 2011 Christy Chak (Hong Kong) for 5 nights, 20th - 25th May 2011 Claudia Schneider (Wendlingen, Germany) for 1 night, 25th -26th May 2011 Guillermo Azzola (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for 4 nights, 26th - 30th May 2011 Melody Nouveau Vareille (Vienne, France) for 4 nights, 26th - 30th May 2011 Sabrina Gansbauer (Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany) for 2 nights, 28th - 30th May 2011 Karin Lee (Hong Kong) for 4 nights, 7th - 11th June 2011 Yuki Takao (Japan) for 7 nights, 12th - 19th June 2011 See Mun Kok (Malaysia) for 2 nights, 22nd June - 24th June 2011 Ai Ling Ho (Malaysia) for 2 nights, 22nd June - 24th June 2011 Pey Sien (Malaysia) for 8 nights, 24th June - 2nd July 2011 Swen (Taiwan) for 5 nights, 27th June - 2nd July 2011 Alicia Lee (Malaysia) for 9 nights, 2nd July - 11th July 2011 Freda Ho (Taiwan) for 9 nights, 2nd July - 11th July 2011 Ari Tsai (Taiwan) for 3 nights, 8th July - 11th July 2011 Kyoko (Japan) for 14 nights, 15th July - 29th July 2011 Ayako (Japan) for 8 nights, 2nd August - 10th August 2011 Fabian (France) for 14 nights, 24 August - 7th September 2011 Mari (Japan) for 5 nights, 10th September to 15th September 2011 Julian (France) for 2 nights, 14th September - 17th September 2011 Annaig (France) for 10 nights, 16th September - 26th September 2011 Roberto (Mexico) for 1 night, 26th September - 27th September 2011 Johaan (Mexico) for 8 nights, 26th September - 4th October 2011Paul (New Caledonia) for 1 night, 13th October 2011 June (Hong Kong) for 7 nights, 14th October - 21st October 2011 Eugene (Germany) for 2 nights, 21st October - 23rd October 2011Lucy (China) for 2 nights, 21st October - 23rd October 2011 Yurika (Japan) for 6 nights, 5th November - 11th November 2011 Vivien (France) for 8 nights, 9th December - 17th December 2011 Amelie (France) for 13 nights, 16th December - 29th December 2011 Stella (Hong Kong) for 10 nights, 23rd December 2011 - 2nd January 2012 Makiko (Japan) for 7 nights, 6th January - 13th January 2012
Gan (Malaysia) for 20 nights, 31st December 2011 - 20th January 2012
Jonas (Germany) for 7 nights, 13th January - 20th January 2012
Maeva (France) for 4 nights, 16th February - 20th February 2012
Johan (Switzerland) for 2 nights, 20th February - 22nd February 2012
Stefanie (Germany) for 5 nights, 18th May - 23rd May 2012
Stella (France) for 2 nights, 6th June - 8th June 2012
Nina (France) for 2 nights, 6th June - 8th June 2012
Melanie (France) for 2 nights, 9th June - 11th June 2012

Andre (South Africa) for 2 nights, 9th June - 11th June 2012
Stella (France) for 2 nights, 11th June - 13th June 2012
Aurore (France) for 6 nights, 11th June - 17th June 2012
Asuka (Japan) for 8 nights, 19th July - 27th July 2012
Trista (Malaysia) for 6 nights, 31st July - 6th August 2012
Mayumi (Japan) for 6 nights, 31st July - 6th August 2012
Shannon (Canada) for 8 nights, 7th August - 15th August 2012
Danielle (England) for 5 nights, 17th August - 22nd August 2012
Sarah Clifford (England) for 7 nights, 14th - 21st September 2012
Sarah (England) for 7 nights, 14th - 21st September 2012
Pauline (France) for 7 nights, 21st - 28th September 2012
Sarah Clifford (England) for 8 nights, 1st - 9th October 2012
Sarah (England) for 8 nights, 1st - 9th October 2012
Sina (Germany) for 7 nights, 12th - 19th October 2012
Viktoria (Germany) for 7 nights, 12th - 19th October 2012
Ben (France) for 2 nights, 19th - 21st October 2012
Clem (France) for 2 nights, 19th -21st October 2012
Lucia (Spain) for 15 nights, 2nd - 17th December 2012
Antonio (Italy) for 15 nights, 2nd - 17th December 2012
Mabe (Spain) for 9 nights, 17th - 26th December 2012
Jo (Germany) for 1 night, 27th - 28th December 2012

Ellie (Senegal) for 1 night, 27th - 28th December 2012

Nate (Senegal) for 1 night, 27th - 28th December 2012
Suzanne (Sweden) for 1 night, 31st December - 1st January 2013
Fredrik (Sweden) for 1 night, 31st December - 1st January 2013
Elena (Italy) for 1 night, 1st - 2nd January 2013
Emma (France) for 2 nights, 1st - 3rd January 2013

Kyle (China) for 6 nights, 1st - 7th January 2013
Penny (Germany) for 7 nights, 7th - 14th January 2013
Jackie (Hong Kong) for 7 nights, 11th - 18th January 2013
Patricia (Spain) for 3 nights, 21st - 24th January 2013
Martin (Czech Republic) for 10 nights, 21st - 30th January 2013
Pedro (Brazil) for 19 nights, 15th March - 3rd April 2013

Andy (China) for 7 nights, 15th - 24th March 2013

Njara (Madagascar) for 6 nights, 27th March - 2nd April 2013

Lois (China) for 4 nights, 6th May - 10th May 2013
Gaelle (France) for 4 nights, 25th May - 29th May 2013
Edouard (France) for 4 nights, 25th May - 29th May 2013
Rossi (Italy) for 8 nights, 22nd September - 30th September 2013

Karen (Philippines) for 8 nights, 22nd September - 30th September 2013

Payson (China) for 7 nights, 4th October - 11th October 2013
Julia (Germany) for 6 nights, 11th October - 17th October 2013

Jefferson (Peru) for 5 nights, 25th October - 30th October 2013
Alex (Switzerland) for 2 nights, 25th November - 27th November 2013
Beibei (Taiwan) for 7 nights, 29th November - 6th December 2013
Maurizio (Italy) for 5 nights, 9th December - 14th December 2013
Irene (Italy) for 5 nights, 9th December - 14th December 2013

Amy (China) for 6 nights, 14th December - 20th December 2013
Vince (Germany) for 6 nights, 14th December - 20th December 2013
Vince (Germany) for 1 night, 25th December 2013
Chris (France) for 12 nights, 30th May - 11th June 2014
Silvia (Austria) for 4 nights, 20th June - 24th June 2014
Johnny (Taiwan) for 5 nights, 27th June - 2nd July 2014
Bertrand (France) for 5 nights, 13th July - 18th July 2014
Julietta (Argentina) for 12 nights, 22nd July - 3rd August 2014
Fabian (Germany) for 5 nights, 3rd August - 8th August 2014
Sachi (Japan) for 7 nights, 25th August - 1st September 2014
Esteban (Chile) for 11 nights, 10th September - 21st September 2014
Nahuel (Argentina) for 13 nights, 21st September - 4th October 2014
Maria (Argentina) for 13 nights, 21st September - 4th October 2014
Remi (France) for 15 nights, 5th October - 20th October 2014
Lisa (Germany) for 6 nights, 20th October - 26th October 2014
Isi (Germany) for 6 nights, 20th October - 26th October 2014
Hugo (France) for 7 nights, 31th October - 7th November 2014
Marjanna (Finland) 7th November - now
Yumi (Japan) for 8 nights 14th November - 22nd November 2014

Interests

I enjoy traveling and meeting new people, hosting couchsurfers, spending time with family and friends, photography, cooking, watching movies, listening to music, Zumba, tramping and walking. I enjoy cooking and entertaining and am eager to learn culinary recipes from around the world. I also like to collect postcards, coins and banknotes from different countries.I really look forward to meeting CouchSurfers and spending time with them :)I hope to build new friendships and long lasting contacts.I like the idea of having friends all over the world and sharing some good times and experiences.Catherine McDonald | Create Your Badge

Music, Movies & Books

I enjoy listening to all sorts of music, and watching movies.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

CS Tongariro Crossing Event 28th-31st January 2011 with 140 Couchsurfers from around the world.

CS Tongariro Crossing Event January 2012 with 80 Couchsurfers from around the world.

CS Tongariro Crossing Event January 2014 with Couchsurfers from around the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would like to learn how to cook new ethnic foods and learn about different cultures.

I enjoy cooking and it´s a lot of fun to cook together and learn new recipes.

I would like to learn some words and phrases in different languages.

Tell me your stories ... I'm sure you've got some to share!

I want to learn anything you can teach me, I want to teach you anything I know you would want to learn, and I want to share the experience.

What I Can Share With Hosts

https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/1836796/profile/legacy

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, New Caledonia, Philippines, Vanuatu

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand

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