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  • 61 references 54 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Irish, Spanish
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • nanny/ amateur photographer
  • by friends, family, life
  • From Co.Cavan Ireland
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About Me


Emigrate to the U.S. of A!


I'm a qualified teacher and found out I don't like teaching much. So I did substitution work until i had enough money to travel and then I travelled... A LOT! I can't stop and don't ever want to. But this year I need to take a break from travel (as hard as that is) and concentrate on getting my arse over to the States to live... So here I am in Galway, being a nanny and living vicariously through the throngs of people I host. (I'm only here til mid December though)
Another recent change in life was the decision to try to make make my living from photography... slowly building up a portfolio which you can check out or the website above.
I've a lot to learn yet but I'm having a ball getting there.


It's all about contrast.
And the gut, THE GUT!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf and host and I love it!


I couchsurfed all over Europe with my ex-boyfriend, and by myself in the States, and came to the conclusion that it's one of the best inventions ever. I've also hosted quite a few people since landing in Galway- feels nice giving back after all the hospitality I've been shown over the years.


music music music, TRAVELLING, reading, photography...

  • photography
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • skydiving
  • teaching
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Bob Marley, Fionn Regan, Fever Ray, Van Morrison, Youth Lagoon, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy, St. Vincent, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, The National, Warpaint, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday,Madeleine Peyroux,Antony and the Johnsons, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Neil Young to name but a few.
Haruki Murakami, Cormac Mc Carthy, Richard Ford, Ian Mc Ewan and Charles Bukowski are my favourites.
Movies? Almost too many to mention. Apparently my taste is American Indie, but my favourite movie is Atonement. Breaks my heart everytime. Although I found a couple of contenders: Beasts of the Southern Wild and Incendies. Watch them!
I also really like French movies, which may make me ponsy, but I think them French folk just know how to make good movies, really good movies (particular favourites are Little White Lies, Tell No One, The Intouchables)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Em, I think travelling solo as a young girl in the likes of Thailand, East Africa and Latin America is pretty amazing. Also doing a skydive- still can't believe I had the balls! AND I RODE AN OSTRICH!
visited 55 states (24.4%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how NOT to cook. I'm terrible at it. Pending learning :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ireland, Spain

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