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ALY.and.SAM

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 26, Other
  • Member since 2012
  • Aly taught preschool, and Sam taught...
  • Bachelor's degree
  • From Aly: Vernon, Connecticut, USA. Sam: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Traveling through Europe and Asia this summer!

ABOUT ME

We are a young couple who have been together for six years. We like to try new things, and have always wanted to travel for an extended period of time. We tend to be quiet and introspective, but we are also very adventurous and can be very social when engaged. We like quiet nights at a nice restaurant, or lounging on the beach, or reading in the park, but we can also be goaded into pubs and clubs when pushed. We are very adaptable. We are also very considerate and promise to clean up after ourselves! We are both non-smokers.

Aly is a vegan so we would be interested in going to vegetarian-friendly restaurants, but we have no issue with staying with people who eat meat. Sam eats everything and loves trying new things!

PHILOSOPHY

We have never found that one thing that makes us happy. We are always finding new, small things, activities, ideas, people, places, books, objects that makes life wonderful. We want to see everything the world has to offer us, all those little, amazing entities, and maybe find that one thing that triumphs over them all.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We are new to this site but would love to meet new people by couch surfing during our travels this summer. Hopefully we can host people someday too!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet!

Interests

We like to be creative, and we are often drawn to doing small creative endeavors. Recently we worked for three weeks making Muppet-style puppets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpxmg4RbBAc), just for the fun of it. Aly makes Youtube videos, scrapbooks, and paintings, while Sam writes short stories and carves walking-sticks for fun. We enjoy hiking, watching movies and epic tv shows, and we read quite a lot. Aly likes to read philosophical books and memoir, YA lit and picture books, while Sam loves being immersed in dark fantasy novels, the more heartbreaking the better.
When traveling, Sam loves old things, like old buildings and castles and churches, and Aly likes the eccentric aspects of the places we visit, like strange museums and shops. Given that we like such different experiences, the two of us are up to try almost anything.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
Aly - Harold and Maude, Amelie, Leon the Professional, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Sam - Lost in Translation, Princess Mononoke, The Royale Tenebaums, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise

Music:
Aly - Bright Eyes, The Mountain Goats, I'm from Barcelona
Sam - Iron and Wine, Nine Inch Nails, Sigur Ros

TV:
Aly - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Popular, The Lost Room
Sam - Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, Freaks and Geeks, Angels in America

Books:
Aly - Blankets, The Giver, Holes, Weetzie Bat, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Sam - The Lions of Al-Rassan, Hart's Hope, Book of Lost Things, The Dark Tower, Life of Pi

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Here's a few!

Aly:

1.Going to a hot water beach late at night in New Zealand!
2.Buying Vegan pies in Negril, Jamaica
3.Riding on Falcor in Munchen!
4.Flying with Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida!
5.Bungy jumping in Cairns!

Sam:

1.Climbing a glacier in Japan!
2.Lounging on the bluffs of Scotland!
3.Playing video games in a slummy arcade at midnight in Tokyo!
4.Perusing the beautiful gardens of Versailles!
5.Exploring the dark caves and dense jungles on the island of Belize!

Teach, Learn, Share

We know how to do lots of little, interesting things. Here is a list:

Puppet making, yo-yo tricks, book-binding, video editing, skateboarding/roller skating tricks, pokemon knowledge, Rubik's cube, story editing, idea brainstorming, vegan cooking, wandmaking, Youtube, tarot cards, wrestling, roller derby

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, Germany, Jamaica, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United States

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