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Allison Konkel

Chicago, IL, United States

Wants to Meet Up

Last login 17 days ago

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Tech startup
  • University of Michigan
  • From Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

Moved to Chicago a couple of years ago and I'm looking to learn a lot, share stories, and meet some great people before I embark on my next journey.

I'm also really trying to make it to 25 countries before I turn 25 :)

PHILOSOPHY

"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.“ Tim Cahill

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've met a ton of CouchSurfers while travelling and am looking forward to getting more involved.

Interests

travel, economic development, languages, food

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I think all of the most striking moments I've had while travelling happened because I got to know someone new. Whether it was discussing family planning with a woman in rural Ecuador while she's knitting an alpaca sweater -- or being led around a market by a tuk tuk driver in India, for me it's always about the people you meet.

Teach, Learn, Share

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met." - William Butler Yeats

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Ecuador, Guatemala, United States

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