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Overview

  • 187 References 108 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, French, Portuguese, Turkish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Language teacher,FineArt photography, Thai massage techni...
  • College (UK & USA): Fine Art Photography, Fine arts dipl...
  • From Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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About Me

MISSION
To keep growing in empathy & sensibility towards the environment and ppl around me

ABOUT HOSTING

After approx 2.5 years of often traveling and not having my own place, l FINALLY have a HOME again!! ;D
• l live in a beautiful, very clean flat in an excellent location. I'll offer quality of stay, you won't find better easily :o)
• I'm going to start hosting again, but won't have much avlblty, so please make a small effort in rereading my profile partially.

I'm a person with honest intentions. In love with nature, warm light, art, TRAVELLING & special love for my son Sebastian, good friends & family.

PHILOSOPHY
LAUGH as much as possible, feel the moment, don't dwell on unnecessary things. Cycle and walk more, it's just highly more positive in every sense!

•If you go through some of my many pictures, there's a special photo folder: GREENLAND

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted and been a guest about 300 times both ways, attended countless meetings and learning/teaching groups, outings, daytrips, organising a few outdoor-sports activities, also workshops at home etc (in Mexico, Istanbul and UK) ... I think this is enough for now no?! ;)
Funny enough, I appear briefly in the CS introduction video (1 min 22secs time mark) Also I appear on the families CS video, there, more extensively :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All over Europe, Mex. Morocco Australia, New Zealand, S.E.Asia and Trky being a guest, hosting in Istanbul, England and Mexico. I've hosted around 150 ppl from Hosp.Club, Be Welcome & CS and been hosted more than 150 times :D

Interests

PHOTOGRAPHY, CINEMA, ART, TRAVELLING, walking/hiking, cycling, sailing, FRISBEE and any outdoor sport like skiing and snowboarding (haven't done much in last years)
•Natural, healthier lifestyles, energies and healing, massage techniques, languages etc.
•Playing TAVLA, I'm decent and l need a good challenge.

•Making new and exiting friendships, searching for incredibly soul enriching ppl.
•Constantly improving and becoming a better person; more sensible and acute to other's interests, lifestyles, cultures and traditions.
•Savouring every trip and every friendship :o)

Music, Movies, and Books

FILMS: French, Spanish, Brazilian and Latinoamerican Cinema, some Korean as well. I like independent and arthouse films, I have an eclectic taste.

BOOKS: the same as films, don't have favourite writers or themes, if the book grips me then I'm hooked.

MUSIC:
Muse, James, Placebo, JJ72
MANO NEGRA (spent a few days with them in '92 in MexCity & Tijuana)
•Manu Chao (met him many times over the years)
[France) LOUISE ATTAQUE, RIDAN, Yann Tiersen, Bertrand Betsch, Mickey 3D, Tarmac, Florent Marchet.(Poland) Myslovitz (Mexico) Caifanes & Cafe Tacuba (Argentina) Bajofondo, Gotan prj. Soda Stereo, Fabulosos Cadillacs. (Cabo Verde) Cesaria Evora (Cuba) Silvio Rodriguez.
•I listen to a wide range of music specially Lationam & French, also World Folk, world beat & Classical.
•80's music: OMD, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Echo & bunnymen. The late 80's & early 90's 4AD bands and since living in Istanabul: BALKAN music!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

on a trip to Bora Bora, I swam surrounded by 100s of sharks, they were all sizes up to 2 meters long, also there were huge black MANTAS; gorgeous like underwater birds! it was the most exhilarating feeling, I felt so alive, it was indescribable!! =)

SNORKELING WITH HUMPBACK WHALES IN MAUI, HAWAII =O 😃
Snorkeling with WHALE SHARKS in Philippines 😃it was surreal, like being in a wonderful dream!

Hitch-hiked across New Zealand! :D

*MUSE live in Vienna 2004, after the release of "Absolution" (1 meter away from the singer; Matthew Bellamy) just 900 ppl in the gig =)
*Red hot chilli peppers with NIRVANA live in San Diego Ca.(1991)
*RADIOHEAD & Manu Chao in San Francisco Ags 2008.
And too many more concrete to recall, l have been to 100s of gigs!

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to have language exchange e.g. Spanish or English with FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, Italian, German and/or TURKISH.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Possibly a tasty Mexican meal or more as long as we find enough ingredients, like for delicious guacamole; my own version, wickedly tasty!! :P

Interesting chats and funny anecdotes :) A few to pick from the immense list.
Introduction to Natural healing and remedies info about my massage practises.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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