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Darlana Bartle

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Japanese
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • French Elementary teacher.
  • BA, BEd
  • From Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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.

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

surfed with several WONDERFUL hosts around western Europe in 2008, met many visiting couchsurfers in Victoria and Vancouver for drinks/coffee/language exchanges.

Interests

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.

Music, Movies & 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, Korea, Republic of, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France, Japan

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