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  • 44 References 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Indonesian, Turkish
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Nia Dance Instructor
  • Student of the World / Life Lessons through travel
  • From Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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About Me


To share knowledge and to give & receive positive energy of the world

I love to do new things and get involved in whats going on. Bubbly, friendly character. Love to dance and play, be by water whether beach, river or lake.
Happy to cook, clean and contribute to the day to day goings. Fairly organised. I don't mind a mess, but I'll probably tidy it up anyway. Really enjoy having real conversations, which I can uncover more, going deeper into the psychology of relationships...with ourselves, with others and with things around us.

I am a citizen of the world, I have been travelling, & setting temporary roots down in many places now in the world for over 9 years....I still call NZ home, but really feel home is where the heart is.

I love food! Was born vegetarian, but I will eat some fish (if it is from clean waters) and am just beginning to try some organic bone broth, since I am aware of the nutritional medicinal benefits I have experienced recently in Byron Bay, NSW.

Live life free of fear and with intent. Let go of existing expectations. Freedom of attachment. The body is a temple. Love and compassion.

"By daily endeavour, one discovers that life is simply a journey in levels of self".

I try to understand the other side of the story before making judgement. I try not to make judgement.
I can be indecisive - have been known to be easily persuaded.

May all beings be happy!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a lot and hosted a couple of times.
I've been to many meetings, activities, dinners and things. And also to find fellow travellers to join me on some of my up coming travels.

I have been soo blessed to have made lifelong friendships through couchsuring, and am ever grateful for the ability to move about this beautiful planet of our with friends across the globe with doors open ready to receive their new friend. It's such a gift, and reminds me that we are all the same. That we are all searching for the same things.
It also puts me out of my 'comfort zone' of my own environment, of my own things, to the mercy of the universe.....this creates more expansion of myself when I learn to listen, open up, let go of jealousy, attachment & expectations. To continually be present, and prepared for what could happen next.

My experience - very successful. During race week in Galway, mayhem. Was lucky enough to find a willing host, who opened his house to more than 3 of us single surfers. We all sprawled out on the lounge floor, bags and clothes everywhere. One of the best weeks in Galway, meet some awesome people, which shaped the rest of my 1 year working experience in Galway. Perfect.


Travel, dance, music, creative activities, outdoor festivals, sewing, good food, laughing, singing, real conversation...., walking, driving, biking, baking, making, swimming, squash, skiing, camping, friends, learning, puzzles in the winter & mulled wine mmm. Learnt basic Turkish, now learning basic Bahasa Indonesian....I want to learn French & Mandarin!

I would really love the opportunity to try Rally Car Driving - or a Track racing car.

  • singing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • baking
  • vegetarian
  • walking
  • board games
  • traveling
  • puzzles
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • camping
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • psychology
  • squash

Music, Movies, and Books

Fav movie: Amelie
Fav books: The Zahir, and The Witch of Portabello by Paulo Coelho.
My Uncle Oswald, by Roald Dhal and Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong
Love to dance - tropical house, electronic, dub, funk, reggae, soul.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A month in Nepal. I would happily go back to tomorrow if I could. The most amazing travel experience so far.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm learning more about myself everyday. I love to share thoughts, and hear what others make of themselves.

I'm on a quest for more information related to natural health, natural medicine alternatives & adding the wisdom & knowledge I have learnt to a deeper practise which I will be able to share & live the life I choose in doing so.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A cheerFUL smile! Easy going conversation, advice on the places I've visited, a future host in the place where I will live next....

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, France, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Turkey

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