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Carrie Hutcheson

Digne-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Nanny, Waitress, Teaching Assistant,...
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor-Cl...
  • From Washington, DC
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To eat as many delicious things in as many places as time, digestion, and $ will allow :)

ABOUT ME

I'm in my little mountain village in southern France, working as an English language assistant in a couple of high schools here. I am loving the scenery, the language immersion, and the constant access to cheese&wine. I am a baker/wannabe chef whenever I can find the time (or a kitchen). I have ZERO idea what I want to do "when I grow up" but I know that I want to travel, so for now that's what I am sticking with.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is too short not to take chances. And by take chances, I mean make random friends, stay up too late, and eat all the dessert you can get your hands on.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Looking forward to traveling more this year, now that I am back in France for an entire school year! With Europe at my fingertips, I am dying to make moves. I have tons of places that I can't wait to visit, and hopefully CS will help make it happen. I have lived right in DC all my life, so I am armed with recommendations for the city's sights and secrets, even if I can't be there to host/serve as guide. I am especially reliable for info on the food & bar scene !!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have done as much Couchsurfing as possible in the last few years, though unfortunately (due to moves and roommates) I have not been able to host as much as I'd like. All my experiences have been very positive. In the US, I've surfed in NYC and Nashville, and I've hosted a pair of super fun Germans :) Abroad, I've couchsurfed in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Belgium. It's really helped me see more places, more authentically. Most importantly, I have made lasting friendships, which means so much.

Interests

I bake at least once a day, but usually more, and recently I have gotten into savory stuff as well. Despite being addicted to sugar, I am a gym rat and a runner. One of my favorite things to do in a new city is plot out runs that pass by various sights I would like to see (bakeries included). I also love racing and have done countless 5ks, 8ks, 10ks, and one half marathon, though I am hoping to run a full marathon this year (and I am terrified at the prospect).

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: UP, Clueless, She's the Man, Domestic Disturbance, Dark Knight, Kickass, American Beauty, Django Unchained, Crazy Stupid Love

Music: Anything and everything. If there's a beat, I WILL dance.

Books: The Time Traveler's Wife, Water for Elephants, Harry Potter (it is literature, and don't try to tell me otherwise!). But truthfully I will read anything I can get my hands on. Lately, I quite like mysteries!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. My first Michigan football game freshman year was mind-boggling in the sheer size of the crowd, the stadium, the enthusiasm--everything. GO BLUE! 2. Finishing my first half marathon. And every race afterwards--nothing quite like it. Plus, free bananas and bagels at the end feel so well-deserved :) 3. Seeing the Eiffel Tower light up at night, as my friends and I popped bottles of champagne. So, so beautiful.

Teach, Learn, Share

The soul needs a body. It is nothing to be ashamed of.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Recipes & Stories. Lots of laughs. Makeup.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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