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TravelmakerKai

London, London, England

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Overview

  • 99 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Portuguese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance/student
  • At university... again!
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To teach arts and crafts to homeless children in Port-au-Prince Haiti https://www.gofundme.com/art4changeHaiti #Art4Changehaiti

ABOUT ME

**Please note my MAYBE is more like a NO. I just don't have time to host. So to be fair I will only be hosting those that have donated towards my project #Art4ChangeHaiti at www.gofundme.com/art4changehaiti (mention in your request so I don't decline) and/or are will to help with campaigning (i.e helping me hand out flyers). Please ONLY REQUEST A COUCH IF YOU FIT THE CRITERIA. Thanks**

ABOUT ME:
Self confessed travel addict... I want to see the world!... The good, the bad and the darn right ugly. I seek the truth. I'm a curious being. Oh, and I'm a student! (Sometimes even I forget that part!)

I'm very lucky and blessed to be living right in the heart of london. Walking distance from important attractions and sights. It's also the heart of media and Theatreland so a lot happens in my part of london!

If I am able to help in anyway I'll try! I know how nerve racking it can be to send a message so I will always try to read requests and reply... sorry I can't host everyone! Please note I can't take couch requests weeks in advance.

Come to my home like you're visiting a friend! Offering a meal/drinks is always a bonus. As is a gift from your country :)

**My home isn't a hotel, hostel, storage place! Please make an effort to spend some time with your lovely host :)**

Happy and safe CSurfing!

Kx

follow me on twitter: @makingkai
and my blogs www.travelmakerkai.com
www.mysohotimes.co.uk
www.mylondontimes.co.uk

PHILOSOPHY

I'm a traveller but I'm not a nomad. I know where I'm from and I know where I'm going... home is sweeter than chocolate!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Please read my profile before sending a request. I will repeat:
**Please note my MAYBE is more like a NO. I just don't have time to host. So I will only be hosting those that have donated towards my project #Art4ChangeHaiti www.gofundme.com/art4changehaiti and/or are will to help with campaigning (i.e helping me hand out flyers). Please ONLY REQUEST A COUCH IF YOU FIT THE CRITERIA. Thanks**

For me hosting is about really interacting with CSers. Before you send me a request ask yourself- will we get along? can you see us keeping in touch? Can we learn anything from each other?

Please do not disrespect me or my space. I won't hesitate to leave a negative reference so lets just respect each others boundaries. Thanks

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

have hosted a number of CS... I enjoy hearing people's stories from all walks of life. :D

I love hosting those who have hosted me and vice versa. I just like it when CS goes beyond sleeping on a couch! I've made some great friendships which are always rekindled when connected again.

And it seems the world really is a small place... Or I'm becoming an experienced traveller! I'm starting to 'bump' into couchsurf friends in different cities- loves it!!

I'm so touched by the hospitality I've recieved from CS hosts during
my travels- especially those who answered my emergency couch requests. I feel inspired to do the same! But of course, it's better to send me a personal requests with enough notice when possible!

I love hosting dinner parties... So look out for my CS London potluck dinner events coming soon :)

Interests

Photography, Dance, Theatre, Teaching english, new cultures, traveling, salsa (dancing!), parties...I'm a real party girl! It can be with one person enjoying great conversations with some wine or a group of friends on the dance floor going crazy! haha!(I have to eat my words... Less partying as I'm now a student and have to concentrate on studies)

Music, Movies & Books

i'm not the book worm I used to be when I was a teenager. But I have a varied collection of books (I'm emotionally attached to my books... I find it hard to give them away even if they are collecting dust!)
Too many favourites to mention! Please suggest 'must-reads' I'm always buying books!

Movies:
City of God... First time hated it! I almost cancelled my ticket to Brazil lol! Then I grew to love it. Cinematically and structurally i think its a great piece of work!

Music:
If it has rhythm- I'll dance to it!
I especially love drums... Bring out the bongos!! House music + live bongos= I'm glued to the dance floor!

Samba, salsa, latin music etc.

Love African music! Love the modern thriving Afrobeat scene (african hiphop). South African House... Mind blowing!

Rnb, some hip hip, British urban music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Visiting Brazil was a childhood dream, now thats been achieved the world's a much smaller place!

-in Salvador Bahia, samba dancing to live music played by elder locals in a small, hot 'off the beaten tourist track' bar.I don't even have a picture of that night...

-Sometimes the best moments are the simplest. And our best memories are captured with our hearts... Not the latest digital camera :D

-The most amazing thing I've done?... The times I've allowed myself to be truly happy. That's when I've witnessed God's amazing wonder. Earth.

visited 22 states (9.77%)

Teach, Learn, Share

Happy to share travel experiences.

I write a blog about my travel experiences... please check it out
www.travelmakerkai.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/travelmakersYSBH

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Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Togo, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Ghana, United Kingdom

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