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to enjoy the smaller things in life. and of course, try new food.
I'm 19, and I currently live in Amman, Jordan. I grew up in South Jersey, but have also lived in California and more recently, North Carolina. I graduated from high school and immediately moved to Jordan to spend 2 years learning Arabic before going to college. I love traveling and meeting new people. I like the occasional touristy spot, but I love the little hidden places that nobody besides the locals know about. I'm generally outgoing and sometimes a bit crazy, but that usually helps me to get along with people. I love food. and lots of chocolate. I enjoy trying new things, seeing new places, especially if it involves food I've never had before.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I would love to host people who want to see the city. Since moving to Amman, it has quickly become one of my favorite places, and I want to share the things that made it so with other people.
I've not had experience through the CS website yet, but I have surfed while on a roadtrip with some friends in previous years.
food. chocolate. reading. bbc classics. hiking. music. ultimate frisbee. new people. my family. scotland. my friends. browsing. and plenty more, just none i can think of at the moment...
Music, Movies, and Books
music: pretty much everything from classical to indie/bluegrass to rap. music is a huge part of my life, so i listen to all sorts of things. so things like owl city, the kooks, a fine frenzy, black eyed peas, parachute, colbie caillat, backstreet boys, debussy, ludovico einaudi, a.r. rahman, norah jones, mat kearney, the rescues, journey, eric clapton, mozart's requiem, bubba sparx, mc solaar, kelly clarkson, basshunter, and all sorts of other things.
movies: all 3 LOTR, the princess bride, the painted veil, jodhaa akbar, pride and prejudice, bollywood, bbc films, chocolat, musicals
books: love john grisham. and james patterson. pride and prejudice, count of monte cristo, 3 musketeers, anything tolkien, narnia and hp series, stephen lawhead, the wedding
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've seen breath-taking sunsets in the middle of the desert in wadi rum, got to see 2 rainbows right next to each other after an afternoon of torrential downpours, and barely survived winging it through white water rapids without a boat. and i still think scotland has some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Teach, Learn, Share
i can always learn from different cultures, and i love sharing my passion for new and different foods. i definitely grew up with the mindset that america was the best place to be, but since i've traveled more, i've found that i love being in cultures that are completely different from what i'm used to.
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In
Jordan, United Kingdom