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Overview

  • 65 References 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 61, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Retired - laboratory technician
  • Biology, entomology (bugs) and plant pathology. I hope to...
  • From Born in Calabogie, Ontario, grew up in Angus, Ont.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore and help others to do the same.

ABOUT ME

I usually travel and live alone but am social as well. CS has added so much to my travels by making it easier to meet people. I like connecting with other travelers and local people.

I am interested in local music, food, nature, architecture and arts so will enjoy experiencing any of these with you. I like to share food and music and travel stories.

PHILOSOPHY

Consider what you can do not what you can't do.

I try to do things that are a little outside my comfort zone, to not let fear stop me. I think that often our fears keep us from finding wonderful treasures. For example I went on a meditation retreat and was so afraid of the required silence. How would I live without music or talking. It turned out to be such a wonderful gift. I also think fear is the source of many of the worlds problems. Fear is the root of racism and sexism. Fear is used to manipulate people into everything from selling insurance and beauty aids to going to war.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to host but as I am usually traveling. I mostly use CS to met local people and other travellers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
I have couch surfed and hosted, used ride share and also met local people and other travellers through CS. I have gone on trips arranged through the +50 group. It is fantastic to travel with others and to have the trip arranged by local people. I have made many new friends through couch surfing.

Interests

Theatre, scuba, motorcycling, bicycling, travel, gardening, mushrooms, birding, music - almost everything from electronic to opera but especially jazz. Not too into country and not at all into heavy metal.

Music, Movies, and Books

Just finished The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. I like to alternate fiction and non-fiction and enjoy reading things that have something to say. I also love reading people magazines and other pure junk.

Enjoy comedy and social/political satire. I loved John Steward, like Trevor Noah very much and think John Oliver and Samantha Bee are the best things on TV.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I think the most amazing thing is human spirit. Seeing children laugh and smile in the slums of Calcutta or experiencing the kindness of people who have had such a hard life yet are so willing to share to to help.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a bit about science and nature.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I like to cook. I like to share music and experiences.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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