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Transcend the bullshit.
I like to think that I am one of the funnest/funniest people you'll meet! But you'll just have to find out. I love to have a good time and I'll try anything twice. I am still a student so I always look for the good deals, but am not cheap by any means, I can just say that when I live somewhere I know where to get the best things for the cheapest. I am a bartender and thus am very into good food and drinks. I love to travel and can't stand staying in one place for too long. I teach English every summer in an indigenous village in Chiapas, Mexico, my favorite place. I love to dance, sing, laugh, cook, and be in nature, especially on the beach :)
Transcend the bullshit
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I would love to be able to meet new people everywhere. When I go back home to Seattle (August 2012!!), I have so much more to learn so I can give back equally to the people passing through, as my hosts have shared their cities with me!
Have couchsurfed now all over Spain and met multiple couchsurfers travelling also! I LOOOOVE IT! It's really a beautiful thing to share with people while travelling, learning, understanding, and growing together. Each time you leave wanting to know and share more about your own city.
Rita-Ourense, October 2010
Antonio-Vigo, October 2010
José- A Coruña, October 2010
Davide- Valencia, November 2010
Rubén- Barcelona, November 2010
Jesús- Granada, April 2011
Marwane and Luis-Málaga, April 2011
Silke- Berlin, June 2011
Floriana- Dresden, June 2011
Lorena y Daniel- Villahermosa July 2011
Javier-Salamanca, October 2011
Israel-Valencia, March 2012
Iñaki-Cangas, June 2012
Sergio- Mexico City, August 2012
Hosted (want to do it more!)
Miguel and Lucas-Ourense, April 2011
Devin-Ourense, October 2011
Alicia-Ourense, November 2011
Anna-Ourense, Feb 2012
Plus many many more experiences through CS meetings and traveling!
Eating good food,drinking good drinks, going out or making them myself. Meeting new people, learning about other cultures, and experiences. Speaking Spanish! Laying on beaches, laughing until my stomach hurts, and dancing.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Memoirs of a Geisha, The Neverending Story, Love in the Time of Cholera, Me llamo Rigoberta Menchu y asi me nacio la conciencia, White Oleander
Music: M.I.A., Fiest, MGMT, Adele, Yelle, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Blondie, Anything you can dance to! Rock, pop, everything!
Movies: The Hangover, Almost Famous, Stand by Me, Dirty Dancing, All things that are funny! Scary movies scare me :S
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I co-direct a language exchange project in Chiapas, Mexico every summer where I live in an indigenous Mayan village, teach English, and learn the native language, Ch'ol.
Bolom Ajau- Waterfall of nine spirits, Chiapas, MX
Chichen Itza, Yucatán, MX
Parque Guell-Barcelona, Spain
Islas Cies (Illas Cies in Gallego)- Beautiful Beaches! Galicia, Spain
Ballet at the Vienna Opera house-Vienna, Austria
Danube River- Budapest, Hungary
Yaxilan Mayan Ruins- Chiapas, MX
La Rana en la calavera, Salamanca, España
Mt. Fuji, Japan
Giant Buda, Kamakura, Japan
Hogmanay NYE Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
Entroido Gallego, Ourense, Xinzo de Limia y Verin, Galicia, España
Las Fallas, Valencia, España
Teach, Learn, Share
I speak Spanish, and English for that matter, even though I take it for granted sometimes. I have learned that true leadership is using your position of power, however small it is, in a positive way. I try to live up to this, knowing that even though I am a student, and young woman, I have learned that I am lucky to be a woman in the United States and have the opportunity to travel and learn as much as I have.
I can also make yummy drinks and food!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, United States