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Overview

  • 10 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student of the world (unemployed)
  • B.A with a double major in Spanish and Anthropogy
  • From Melbourne
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To love and be loved with lots of laughs along the way!

ABOUT ME

Optimistic, fun-loving, passionate, willing to get involved, enthusiastic, generous, open, full of laughs and always ready for a good time. I love finding out about new cultures and meeting new people. I feel happiest when outdoors and love camping and hiking. Environmentalism is a big part of my life.

PHILOSOPHY

I try not to worry about things, I just make the most of the here and now. I try to live sustainably and make conscious choices about what I consume. I make sure I stay optimistic and try to laugh in all situations. I love the quote "be kind to strangers lest they be angels in disguise" and I always make an effort to smile at people I haven't yet met as one day we might be best friends!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been involved with couch surfing the last few years, both hosting and surfing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Moving to Santiago a few years, couch surfing was a great way to make new friends.

Interests

I love bike riding around Melbourne, reading the newspaper on a sunday morning, drinking tea in the sun, trawling through markets and opshops in order to find bargains, swimming at the beach with friends, nights out dancing, listening to great music, singing outloud and baking chocolate brownie.

  • singing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • baking
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, The Strokes, Belle and Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, Simon and Garfunkle, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and many others!
Books - Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) and Peter Carey's Collected Short Stories (an Australian author) are some of my favourites.
Movies - too many!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There are too many to write simply about one amazing thing!
- Roadtripping and camping around Australia with my family when I was twelve.
- Riding around Victoria for ten days on my bike.
- Living and studying for 6 months in France.
- Volunteering at the Woodford music festival in Queensland for one week.
- Travelling around Europe with my girlfriends.
- Going to China on my own and meeting some amazing people.
- Travelling around Europe with my best friends.

Teach, Learn, Share

Im passionate about learning new languages and am so happy to teach others my own. Im a great baker so I can share my cooking. I play a little music and love to sing and dance.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France

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