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Overview

  • 4 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Arabic, Esperanto, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • ethnofunkologist-musician-singer-songwriter, english teac...
  • Everything! Especially travelling all over the world and ...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Embarking on a 1 month Couchsurfing adventure in Madrid!

ABOUT ME

I enjoy travelling to remote and beautiful places all over the world. I love being in nature and wilderness and walking. I also enjoy exploring the cultural delights of cities and learning languages. I love being in the sun (but also in the snow!)

I started travelling 18 years ago, with 6 months as a volunteer English teacher in Tanzania and a solo hitch-hiking journey from Kenya to South Africa. I went back to Tanzania several times doing everything from learning Swahili in a Zanzibari family to researching and recording traditional Maasai music and herbal medicine.

After studying archaeology and anthropology at university in England I worked as a trainee field archaeologist in various digs across Europe and north west Africa. Many more wonderful adventures!

I moved to Spain 7 years ago and started to learn about permaculture gardening, yoga and alternative nutritional therapy, doing various wwoofing and other work exchanges and voluntary work in free hippie communities in Andalucia, and Rainbow gatherings around Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

4 years ago I came to Madrid, got involved with the Spanish 15M (Occupy) movement and ended up recording my first song and music video inspired by that movement, with many people involved ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf87UvNUOgQ ) It was great fun and inspired me to start recording more of the songs I have written over the years fusing together all the experiences and cultures I have travelled through and spent time in.

In Madrid I worked as an English teacher again and started learning biodanza, contact dance improvisation, macrobiotic cuisine, tantra, meditation, traditional Spanish folk music and lots of other interesting stuff. This city never sleeps!

I walked the Camino de Santiago twice which was a simply amazing experience.

This winter I´m hoping to travel around South East Asia for 6 months just for a change...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new people and hearing about their adventures. I think it is a wonderful creative imaginative and trusting way to travel. What could be better?

Interests

Africa, Spain, travelling, wilderness nature, music, art, culture, people, languages, permaculture gardening, aromatherapy, risotherapy, Rainbow Gatherings, Contact Dance Impro, yoga, Tantra, Thai massage, nutritional healing and ´alternative' medicine, humanitarian issues, the Occupy movement, recording songs and music videos, Couchsurfing!

  • arts
  • culture
  • singing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • flamenco
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • walking
  • partying
  • gardening
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • folk music
  • world music
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • anthropology
  • archeology
  • teaching
  • languages
  • medicine
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: African music, world music, flamenco, Spanish traditional folkloric music, fusion, English and Celtic music, meditative music, Dead Can Dance, Paul Simon, Bjork, plus everything from classical to rap via reggae
FILMS: Many, many different kinds of films. Short films, documentary films, historical films. Anything with Robin Williams. Anything deep, funny or well made. Anything that makes me think, laugh, cry, grow, feel uplifted and inspired...
BOOKS: The Secret... 1001 Ways to Happiness... I will get back to this list later!!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Every day is amazing, whether waking to the desert sunrise on a dig, climbing Kilimanjaro with school pupils, walking with the Maasai, playing music in front of the cathedral in Granada or partying at a melon festival in a Spanish village...

Teach, Learn, Share

I am happy to share and teach everything I know how to do, and I love to learn something new from everyone I meet! Some of my interests which I love to share, teach what I know and learn more about are Africa, Spain, travelling, wilderness, nature, music, art, culture, people, languages, aromatherapy, risotherapy, Rainbow Gatherings, yoga, Tantra, Thai massage, nutritional healing and ´alternative' (authentic) medicine, humanitarian issues, the Occupy movement, recording songs and music videos, biodanza, contact dance improvisation, juicing, rawfood, palaeolithic and macrobiotic cuisine, meditation, ethnofunkology, singing, songwriting, anthropology, acroyoga, life coaching, nutritional healing, African music, world music, flamenco, Spanish traditional folk music, fusion, English/Irish/Celtic music, meditative music, meditation, films & cinema, remote and beautiful places, nature, wilderness, walking, exploring the cultural delights of cities, languages, sun, snow, Swahili, Swedish, traditional Maasai music, herbal medicine, archaeology, permaculture gardening, information about voluntary work, hitch-hiking, free hippie communities and Rainbow gatherings...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am happy to share everything I know or can learn or help with - some of my interests are Africa, Spain, travelling, wilderness, nature, music, art, culture, people, languages, aromatherapy, risotherapy, Rainbow Gatherings, yoga, Tantra, Thai massage, nutritional healing and ´alternative' (authentic) medicine, humanitarian issues, the Occupy movement, recording songs and music videos, biodanza, contact dance improvisation, juicing, rawfood, palaeolithic and macrobiotic cuisine, meditation, ethnofunkology, singing, songwriting, anthropology, acroyoga, life coaching, nutritional healing, African music, world music, flamenco, Spanish traditional folk music, fusion, English/Irish/Celtic music, meditative music, meditation, films & cinema, remote and beautiful places, nature, wilderness, walking, exploring the cultural delights of cities, languages, sun, snow, Swahili, Swedish, traditional Maasai music, herbal medicine, archaeology, permaculture gardening, information about voluntary work, hitch-hiking, free hippie communities and Rainbow gatherings...

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom

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