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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • Return Peace Corps Volunteer
  • From Bangkok, Thailand
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Don't take life too seriously.

ABOUT ME

I am half Thai and half Italian American. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to FL for highschool. I learned Spanish and studied abroad in Ecuador. I finished college in New York City, served in the Peace Corps, and now thinking about my next steps.

PHILOSOPHY

I really do believe that cultural exchange does promote peace and a larger understanding of the world. The reason Couch surfing is great is because it is better than hostels in that I get to interact with locals and truly learn about a culture/place. It allows people to connect....a hotel sucks at that!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I was part of Servas, which started out as a UN peace keeping organization. Now the organization promotes peace through travel. It is similar to the paper version of couch surfing. I would love to take on couch surfing because there are more young people and it seems like a more fun and widely growing community. I would be happy to host when I get back to NYC.

Interests

I love to latin dance, that includes salsa merengue, and bachata. I love meeting new people and having intellectual or thought-provoking conversations.

  • culture
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • communications

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in one of the poorest regions of Guatemala with a very high maternal mortality rate. I learned the cultural norms, lived the gender norms, and adopted a family there.

Teach, Learn, Share

I learn not to listen to the media...they don´t know everything. Learn from what you see, not just what you hear.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, Guatemala, Thailand, United States

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