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Aurora Kushner

NY, USA

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Overview

  • 39 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher, science nerd, outdoor educa...
  • I spend a lot of time in schools, he...
  • From Upstate New York!
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I am all booked up for hosting until mid-to-late September!
Catch me this winter....

Please read my whole profile before responding.

CURRENT MISSION
travel, climb, hike, bike, trek, eat spicy food, drink good IPAs

ABOUT ME
I've been living in NYC for just about 3 years. I love living in Brooklyn and close to the park for runs. I'm pretty busy with work (like lots of NY'ers) so I haven't been to many touristy places, and happy to not live near Times Square!! But, I have my local spots I like. Previously to moving here, I spent 9 months traveling. in SEA and SA.

PHILOSOPHY
Through my travels - I found that saying yes to new adventures was the way to go!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have enjoyed meeting people at events, connecting with people while traveling and having people stay with me. Hearing people's stories is the best.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

While traveling, I met up with fellow CS'ers in Vietnam which was really fun! Now, here in Brooklyn, I have had some great folks stay with me. I have been to potlucks, organized hikes, gone to music shows, etc. It is a good community!

Interests

backpacking, biking, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, hiking.... you get the idea -- any outdoors adventure!
good food, craft beers and good stories.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I ended up being in Varanasi, India during a huge festival honoring the Ganges. The last night was a puja with 24 bhramin priests on the main ghat. A family adopted me in the crowd of thousands. It was a pretty amazing evening.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning about other cultures -- a country/place doesn't really come alive for me until I know its stories, until I know its people.

I'm also always ready to talk about adventures - both that I've been on and ones on the bucket list!

What I Can Share With Hosts

My apartment is not that big - and I can only host 1 person at a time. You will be sleeping on the couch - and I do get up pretty early, so just be aware (and if you are the stay-out-late kind of person.... that probably won't work!).

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, France, India, Italy, Nepal, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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