Elise Bryce-Johnson

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

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  • Fluent in English; learning Bislama, Creole, French, Indonesian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • Humanitarian Aid Worker
  • BA/BBus, Grad Cert in Development
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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About Me


Have pack, will travel.


I'm 27 years old, I'm a vegan human rights activist and I work full time for an international charity, which I love. I love snowboarding, travelling, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have couchsurfed and hosted.


Couchsurfed with:
Clemence in Lyon
Jèan-Remi and Nathalie in Lyon
Aurèlien in Lyon
Kiriel in Geneva
Gustavo in Porto
Gulla in Iceland
Luigi in Pisa
Aras and Ekin in Istanbul
Olivier in Çanakkale
Gökhan in Istanbul

Julian & Alaitz from Spain in Honiara
Rob from Australia in Honiara
Michael from Denmark in Honiara


Snowboarding, hockey, yoga, vegan and raw food, snorkelling

Music, Movies, and Books

John Butler Trio, Angus & Julia Stone, The Cat Empire, The Butterfly Effect, Husky, Tiki Taane, the Herd, Boy and Bear, Snakadaktal, San Cisco, The Kooks, the Middle East, Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Interpol, The Beautiful Girls, The Hives, Hot Chip, Jose Gonzalez, Mumford and Sons, Josh Pyke, Xavier Rudd, Portishead, The Postal Service, The Presets, Sigur Ros and just Jonsi in general, Soko... much triple j love.

For books, I love fantasy and travel. Anything by Peter Moore, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Isobelle Carmody, Tamora Pierce and Marian Keyes (okay, chick reads) is awesome. Some amazing biographies out there too: warchild and Betrayed come to mind. Also fan of Shantaram.

Movies - so many! I love Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, Beyond Borders, the Spanish Apartment (L'auberge Espagnol), Art of Flight, Out Cold, Blow, The Beach... basic themes being human rights, travel and snowboarding. I am predictable.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sat on the edge of the largest single drop waterfall in the world - Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, South America.
Also living and working with landmine victims (children and adults) in Cambodia was life changing. Working in an orphanage in Aceh, Indonesia, was one of the happiest times of my life. And the last two years that I've lived and worked as an aid worker in the Solomon Islands has been fantastic.

Countries I’ve Visited

Barbados, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, New Zealand, Solomon Islands

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