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i strive to laugh atleast 5 times a day, continuously learn new things about the world, and not live a life of fear or regrets.
I have recently settled down, gotten married, and become a teacher after many years of traveling around Canada and the world. I traveled to 26 countries in my first 26 years, but have slowed down recently. I love meeting new people, learning new languages..and of course trying the local food wherever I visit.
Travel! Live! Smile!
What goes around, comes around. So be good!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
surfing around Europe, joining in on CS activities in Victoria and Vancouver, French and Japanese language exchanges
surfed with several WONDERFUL hosts around western Europe in 2008, met many visiting couchsurfers in Victoria and Vancouver for drinks/coffee/language exchanges.
laughing, travel, languages, cooking, reading, biking, exploring, swimming, basketball, jogging, yoga, board games, writing, market shopping, discussing cheese and chocolate, vegetarianism, environment, japanese and french culture.
- board games
- rock climbing
- language exchange
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Elf, The Notebook, Donny Darko, Anchorman, 10 things I hate about you, Mulan, Rent....cant think right now, but i like cheesy, and funny...and sing-a-long is always a plus
Music: Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder, Coeur de Pirate, Bruce Springsteen, Bloc Party, the Beach Boys, Michael Buble.....pretty much everything but angry screaming.
books: Margaret Attwood, Haruki Murakami, Will Furgeson, Amélie Nothomb, George Orwell, Dianna Gabaldon, Wilbur Smith....anything and everything really
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
After climbing in the dark for 7 hours, reaching the peak of Mt Fuji at 4:15am with perfect timing for the most magnificent sunrise on the planet.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, France, Japan