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Overview

  • 44 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Master's Student @McGill
  • BA Social Anthropology and IDS - Dalhousie University Mas...
  • From Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
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About Me

I love to meet new people, I am independent, creative, hard working and open. I enjoy coffee, , exploring the great outdoors (and indoors) and people watching. I like to be warm, and laugh, and cook, and swap clothes, and tell stories, and take photos. I'm a PADI divemaster. I am working on a master's in urban planning.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It is important for me to see and live the lived experience of the people in countries where I visit. I feel that this adds more flavor, sound, sights, experiences and faces to your travels.

When I am at home, I want to show others my experience in the city in which I live and meet new friends from around the world. When traveling I want to get a bit of local flare and see what locals live like.

Interests

Travel. Music. Anthropology. Community design. Development. People. Coffee. Yoga. Diving. People watching. Eating new foods. Cooking. The ocean. Hiking.

  • dancing
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • anthropology

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Danced in Rio de Janiero Sambadrome! Rode on motorbikes throught the farvelas, went to funk parties and loved Rio! Taught little ones the alpahbet, had those same kids practice a song and dance for me that they did all on their own! Worked with womens with disabilities rights and work generation NGO's in Peru and helped get grants for a guinnea pig farm. Rode moutain bikes from El Cumbre La Paz to Corioco BOLIVIA!Bribed my way into Bolivian prison. Survived Y2K. And swine flu. And hopefully 2012? Swam with whale sharks in Thailand and Honduras. Watched blue whales breaching from the yard at my elementary school, every year! Dove in an extinct mega volcano, a cavern and blue hole. I share a birthday with Jaques Cousteau.

Teach, Learn, Share

Laughter and smiles.

What I Can Share with Hosts

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY WITH ME, YOU MUST WRITE A DETAILED REQUEST, MORE THAN "HI". EXPLAIN WHY YOU WANT TO STAY WITH ME WITHOUT THIS (IT TAKES SECONDS) I WILL DECLINE YOUR REQUEST. I LOVE COUCHSURFING BUT IT IS MORE THAN A FREE PLACE TO STAY AND IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE A GUEST IN MY HOME.
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Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Nepal, Peru, South Korea, United States

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