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To figure out which subway station exit I should use
Since I was tiny, my parents have taught me that "different people do things differently" - ie, be open and accepting of how people live their lives. This idea has been hugely important throughout my life, and it has fuelled my interest in seeing and learning about these different ways of living. From what you eat for dinner to what religion you follow, my personal philosophy is to be open-minded and interested in everything that people share with me.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've stayed with people through Couchsurfing in Hungary, Indonesia, Canada, and on the West Coast of the USA, and had lots of great experiences of meeting up with different people all over the world. Highlights include home cooked spring rolls in Java; a hilarious rainy camping trip to a hippie commune on Vancouver Island; and staying in a caravan in a driveway in suburban Portland.
Dancing, sunshine, walking, good food, good people, good drinks, good music, beauty, hilarity, teaching people things.
Music, Movies, and Books
Three of each (plus many more)
Music: Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Emeli Sande
Movies: Amelie, O Brother Where Art Thou, Forrest Gump
Books/Authors: Roald Dahl, His Dark Materials, The God of Small Things
And some New Zealand ones you may never have heard of:
Fat Freddy's Drop, Electric Wire Hustle, Brockaflowersaurus Rex (yes, an actual band name) Boy, What We Do In The Shadows, Katherine Mansfield's stories, Witi Ihimaera
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spending three months volunteering at a home and school for children with disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand. It was amazing to see these kids who have come from such hardship flourish, and to realise that kids will be kids, no matter what life throws at them.
Teach, Learn, Share
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it - Roald Dahl.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Dance lessons, a short history of New Zealand, baking.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In