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  • 7 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English Teacher
  • University of British Columbia
  • From Montevideo, Uruguay
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About Me


To teach and learn all I possibly can.


My name is Vali and I am travelling this wonderful planet of ours peddling my English wares!
I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and grew up there.I learned English from a very young age and later moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada to study and attend university at the University of British Columbia. I studied Archaeology there and am a complete nerd about it. Seriously, if you are into archaeology, we should probably talk.
I've always had the dream to teach English abroad and am completely addicted to travelling, so I took off from Vancouver for 4 years to travel the world! I was in France for 3 years and Uruguay this last one.
Now I am back in Vancouver to pursue my dream of being a teacher... we'll see what happens!


I totally and completely believe in energy.
And karma.

Life is about being accepting and open-minded.

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Ever since I discovered this awesome website, I have been strong advocate of it to my friends and family. It's the first thing out of my mouth whenever I meet another fellow voyager!


I have had couchsurfing experiences in Scotland, France, Italy, and Romania. All were fantastic! It's such a wicked way to travel and meet incredible fellow travelers!


Archaeology, Reading, Surfing, Snowboarding, Writing, Tennis, Music (especially attending live shows) Travelling, Horseback Riding, Getting Lost, Anime, Skim-boarding, Visiting Museums, Dancing, heading out to the pub, and meeting new people!

  • writing
  • dancing
  • pub crawls
  • anime
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • equestrian
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • teaching
  • language exchange

Music, Movies, and Books

Queen, Elton John, Led Zepplin, Postal Service, Bedouin Soundclash,Desmond Dekker, Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, Prince, Dandi Wind, Stars, Cat Empire, The Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Modest Mouse, M.I.A., Toto, Feist, Metric, Bowie, Mother Mother, Heart, The Kooks, Cake

Zillions of anime movies, Amadeus, Quills, Shopgirl, The Graduate, Y tu Mama Tambien, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Goodbye Lenin, Lost in Translation and pretty much ANYTHING Pedro Almodóvar has ever done.

A Brief History of the Universe, Mists of Avalon, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Sense and Sensibility, The Turn of the Screw, American Psycho, In Cold Blood, Love in the Time of Cholera, Cat's Cradle

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been spelunking in caves deep in the Amazon.
My friends and I, equipped with nothing more than a flashlight strapped to our helmets and some ratty rope, descended into the pitch-black depths of the earth. After seeing some AMAZING rock formations, we stumbled onto a HUGE underground lake.
Somehow, a single shaft of light had found its way down there, and it pierced the surface of the lake all the way to the bottom.
It was incredible because the rocks were such as that it turned the light into a brilliant blue colour which filled the cavern, making it bright as day!

Teach, Learn, Share

Anyone looking to brush up on their English or Spanish, we could do a language exchange!
I can teach you how to fill the perfect bowl for your hookah.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Uruguay

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