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  • 35 references 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 46, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Software Development
  • Undergrad & Grad in Economics/Computer Science
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About Me

~~~~ D I S C L A I M E R ~~~~

I really enjoying hosting CS'ers and learning about them, their interests and their travels. WHAT I DO NOT ENJOY is people requesting a couch when "I just need a place to crash & shower". I am not a free hotel and do not enjoy being treated as such. If you are not looking for any interaction with your host, then please look elsewhere. Sad to put this straight away, but I have been getting alot of these requests lately.

~~~~ END OF D I S C L A I M E R ~~~~


Enjoy life ... simply.


Fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl. Liberal, open-minded, religious, non-judgemental, find something good in everyone and generally interested in how to make life worth living.


There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

as quoted by the great Albert Einstein


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Paying it forward now ;-)

Local CS events, hosting, surfing and promoting CS to other open minded individuals


Couch surfers and surfees make the world a more interesting place! I've had CS'ers from all over the world - they open my eyes to worlds I never knew existed! I hope I can show them the best my city has to offer :-)


Big fan of the arts. Any type of live music, jazz, blues, rock, opera, broadway... music is my drug. Appreciate beauty in art.

  • arts
  • beauty
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • jazz
  • blues
  • opera
  • surfing
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Radiohead, Gipsy Kings, Nirvana, Sara Tavares, k.d. lang, Deep Dish, Allison Krauss, Kid Cudi, Leo Kottke, MIA, Dinah Washington, Mindy Smith, XX, Nickleback, Mumford & Sons, Frank Sinatra, Cesaria Evora, Nina Simone, Audioslave, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Eminem, Def Leppard, George Winston, Gary Numan, Jose Carreras, Cake, David Guetta, Puddle of Mudd, New Order, Ike Reilly (Really the BOMB), Lily Allen, The Subways, Kate Nash, MGMT, Zee Avi, Miles Davis

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Nothing could have prepared me for the view at the Cliffs of Moher on the western coast of Ireland - I was speechless. Seeing Ephesus in Turkey for the first time was also mind-blowing. When you realize you are looking at something that someone made with their hands over 2500 years ago, before the time of Christ. Well just AWESOME - to see how they used to live. What they knew!?!?! Just one thing I learned there - growing up in America - we learned Christopher Columbus discovered the world was round. Totally untrue. The ancient turks had globes and carvings depicting our earth as round - which existed long before 1492.

Teach, Learn, Share

visited 16 states (7.11%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free iphone travel guide

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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