Cara Shih

New York, New York, United States

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  • Designer, seeker, traveler
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Alum
  • From Setauket, New York
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About Me


To explore, be inspired, get lost and then find my way


I am interested in anything creative. I love adventures, good conversations, wine, wiffle ball, games, road trips and especially getting lost.


In the words of Jimi Hendrix:
"You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Got started CouchSurfing while I was in Europe. I am excited to continue traveling and couchsurfing and meeting all the wonderful ppl on CS!


Art, photography, exploration, conversations, wine, and music

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Donnie Darko, I Heart Huckabees, Across the Universe, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, High Fidelity, Almost Famous...

Music: Beck, The Beatles, RHCP, Jimi Hendrix, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Medenski Martin and Wood, Radiohead, 311, Sublime, Miles Davis, Phish, Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Anderw Bird, Cake, Daft Punk, STS9, and much much much much more!

Books: You Shall Know Our Velocity, What is the What (and anything by Dave Eggers), Kite Runner, The Blessed Unrest, Not on Our Watch, Haunted, Best of Roald Dahl (his adult them they will blow your mind)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Toured the slums of Kibera...was inspired to do more for humanity and I never fully recovered
-Traveled by moonlight on a Dhow on the Indian Ocean off the wonderful islands of Lamu
-Lived in a tent in Madagascar

Teach, Learn, Share

An active body
An active mind
An active soul
Add some good company and that's all you will ever need.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Madagascar, Spain, United States

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