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Overview

  • 27 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English Language Teacher
  • Bachelors Degree in English and Anthropology...trying to ...
  • From Chicago, IL
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To enjoy life and meet a whole lot of interesting people along the way

ABOUT ME

- I am big fan of people. As such, I enjoy good conversation, story-sharing, random outings etc.

- It is easy for me to get starry-eyed when I think of all the things I want to do and places I want to go. (...gradually working my way down the list.)

- Swing dancing, specifically the Lindy Hop, is one of my favorite things in the whole world. As it would happen, dancing has created one of my favorite ways to travel. The schedule for various city's dance nights helps to give shape to a lot of my travel planning.

- I like old, stylish things.

PHILOSOPHY

Enjoy life; bring joy to others...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've had lovely times as both a host and a surfer, but these days (with a day job and all) I'm more of a host. I live about a 10 minute bicycle ride from the French Quarter in the upper Treme, and I host whenever possible. I actually have a lot of friends/family members pass through town, so many times my couch is already spoken for.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing has proved itself to be an amazing institution...speaking from the perspective of both a host and a surfer. Aside from travelling for dance events, couchsurfing is my favorite way to experience local culture and meet wonderful people in the process.

Interests

dancing, traveling, cooking, teaching, music of all sorts, literature, architecture, museums, festivals in parks...etc.

  • culture
  • literature
  • architecture
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • swing dancing
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • music
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Life is Beautiful, Some Like it Hot, Cloud Atlas

Music: I am open to appreciating pretty much anything, but here are a few established favorites...Andrew Bird, Emily Loizeau, New Orleans Jazz

Books: Bonk, East of Eden, all things David Sedaris

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I worked in an orphanage and a leper colony in Delhi a few summers ago...it was intense.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can definitely teach you some dance steps...and then take you out to some local venues if you're up for it :)
I am also a pretty good cook (if I do say so myself.) I quite enjoy sharing meals and subsequently conversations with people.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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