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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Set Designer for Film/TV
  • Masters in Design
  • From Melbourne
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"To share our similarities and celebrate our differences..."

ABOUT ME

I am an Australian who decided spontaneously in November 2009 to set off on a little adventure for a few years. First stop, Berlin Germany where I have been living for the last 10 months. I arrived with no job, not knowing a soul or speaking the language in the middle of the coldest winter in over a decade.....! But here I am 10 months later with so many stories, wonderful new friendships and a totally fearless desire to keep travelling and see what the world holds for me.

PHILOSOPHY

'You must be the change you wish to see in the world'

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have just joined so I plan to participate any way I can with meet ups and hopefully soon I will host (when I return to Berlin or Australia)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet. But I have friends who have done it and can't say enough great things about their experiences, so I am looking forward to it!

Interests

I love film and design, architecture, art, eating food (I am not such a good cook though), sharing a bottle of wine with friends, seeing bands. I am a ferocious reader, I love a good conversation, especially with people who have an open mind to many different things. I am a massive animal lover too, any type of animal and I go gaga (especially for pigs for some reason). Um...can't think of anything else right now.

  • animals
  • arts
  • architecture
  • design
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

oh, too too many... where do I start? The Great Gatsby, The Road, The Fountainhead, Lord of the Rings, The Power of Now, Lolita, The Metamorphosis, Shantaram, Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Prophet, The Hobbit, All the Harry Potters, Wuthering Heights, and on and on it goes....

Movies: Magnolia, The Shining, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love, The Stalker, pretty much anything by Kubrick, all of David Lynch's films, The English Patient, E.T, The Lives of Others, Toy Story 3, Wall E. Its pretty varied....

Music: Mogwai, Muse, Radiohead, Low, The Cure, Hol Baumann, Interpol, I love classical music (mostly piano music by Chopin and Liszt), Zwei Raum Wohnung, and chuck in a bit of Lady Gaga... again very varied.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent a year living in a Mormon community in a tiny town in Utah, in the middle of the desert. Best year of my life (and I'm not even Mormon!). I also had an amazing moment in Turkey, actually there are too many moments I've had in Turkey that simply took my breathe away. It's my most favourite country in the world to date.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, United States

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