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live life, meet people, see stuff, get inspired
Born and raised in New York City and after many years of working in tv + film production and photo editing at a magazine -- I've decided to take some off to travel and meet new people.
I'm an easy going person with a sense of humor who loves little adventure from time to time. Love meeting people, discovering new and peculiar things, places and foods. Learning the history of a place (ancient and the recent), language, (I dream of speaking spanish and portuguese fluently), and about people is truly fascinating to me. So passing the time having a laugh and a chat--where ever whenever is perfection. And last, the beach -- I love the beach so wherever I go, I will be looking for a spot, front row.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. We travel to ourselves when we go to a place. Now we have covered the stretch of our lives, no matter how brief it may have been.
-night train to lisbon.
“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
an accidental (sort of) couchsurfer host. The short of the long--I went to a couchsurfing event with a friend who is a couch surfer and wound up a CS host days later in brazil. Not my home, but a host nonetheless. It was a blast and we're still great friends!
Capoeira, photography, live music, bikram yoga, hanging out on the beach and exploring cities for street art.
- street art
- live music
- hang gliding
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies + TV... Homeland (addicted), House of Cards, Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown), Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Killing, A dona da historia, The Beach, Fight Club, Bus 174, and who doesn't love a telenovela?!
Books.. I love flipping through travel books, magazines and giant photography books in general...or anything that can teach me how to make or do something.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Waking up one morning and jumping off a cliff with my best friend --hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro!! AMAZING and highly recommended.
Finding my way around Yangoon, Myanmar on my own in a longyi tied like a man.
Teach, Learn, Share
CELTA - certified to teach English. I can help you with your English skills!
I have over 10 years experience working at a major publishing house for a fashion magazine in new york. I've worked in children's television programming, sports documentary and indie film...so I may have tips that and ideas that may be useful to your work. I love bouncing ideas around!
What I Can Share with Hosts
A happy positive adventurous attitude and I can help you with your English!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Puerto Rico, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, United States