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Fiona Hurd

Brighton, East Sussex, England

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Project coordinator
  • Yes - University
  • From Leicester
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn Spanish to a conversational level

ABOUT ME

Absolutely love living in Brighton, still finding new things that I want to go and see as well as meeting fantastic people along the way.

I discovered my love of travel a while ago now and have to scratch those itchy feet every so often. The best aspect of travel for me is meeting people and the experiences you gain from those meetings.

Really happy to show Brighton to anyone and host if I can

PHILOSOPHY

"Be the change you want to see in the world"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far I have met up with people for coffee and drinks and been hosted in Oslo and Japan and hosted in Brighton

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Poland - Met a great girl who took us on a bar crawl of local polish bars, ended up in a karaoke bar, great night.

Oslo - surfed for two nights with Kjerstin, was a fantastic experience and couch surfing was a highlight of my trip.

Edinburgh - went for vodka and to watch experimental music with Julian

Japan - Surfed with Shoji, Fred, Daniel and Udaisho

South Korea - Met up with a couch surfing group.

Serbia - Met for drinks with couch surfers.

Hosted: Karin from Sweden, Natalie from Germany, Danielle and Arjen from the Netherlands and Johannes from Austria.

Interests

Film, photograghy, kayaking, travel (obviously), baking, meeting new people, dress making, lakes at night, red wine conversations, mythology.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Psycho, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mulholland Drive, Donnie Darko, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Fight Club, Control, Memento, 500 Days of Summer, Dancer in the Dark, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Withnail and I, Naked, Howl's Moving Castle, Tony Takitani, Return to Oz, Brick, Star Trek, The Dark Crystal, Garden State, Ghost World, Napoleon Dynamite, The Wicker Man, Wings of Desire, Rope, L'Appartement, The World of Apu, Double Indemnity

Music Kate Bush, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Tom Waits, 80's Matchbox B Line Disaster, Curved Air, British Sea Power, Gwen Stefani, Sleater-Kinney, Santa Rosa, The Departure, The Whip, Surfer Rosa, The Pixies, CSS, The Sequins, Sufjan Stevens, Slybob, Djevara, Tilly and the Wall, The Violets, Basement Jaxx, Experience Unlimited, Blood Red Shoes, Chemical Brothers, Neil Young, The Cure, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo.

Books Graham Green Brighton Rock, The Destructors, George Orwell/1984, Animal Farm, F Scott Fitzgerald the Great Gatsby, Haruki Murakami South of the Border, West of the Sun, Phillip Pullman His Dark Materials, Ghost World, David Boring, Summer Blonde

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal

Swimming through 800m of grade 5 rapids in New Zealand after our boat flipped. After that the world can do anything to you and you will still stand tall.

Going to Lamu, everything about that place - watching bad 90's films in the cinema, early morning swims, taking speed boats in the dark, the donkeys, camp fires and early morning exercise....

Falling in love in Japan

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a pretty good baker and can teach anyone how to make a cake. brownies are my favourite (and the easiest).

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Kenya, United Kingdom

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