New Orleans, LA, USA

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  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, German
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Professor
  • MA Anthropology, PhD Italian Studies
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About Me

The whole wide world is a place of interest and everything in it a subject worthy of study. I am happiest when in movement, either literally or through books, movies, art, encounters and conversations, but I also need a lot of time to just be quiet and digest experiences.


"The man who finds his country sweet is only a raw beginner; the man for whom each country is as his own land is already strong; but only the man for whom the whole world is a foreign country is perfect". ~Hugh of St. Victor

"Know thyself". ~the Oracle at Delphi

"Free will is the ability to do gladly that which I must do". ~Carl Jung

"Life is uncertain... eat dessert first". ~Ernestine Ulmer

"The problem with always keeping both feet firmly on the ground is that you can never take your pants off". ~Groucho Marx

"Suffering is experience yet to find its meaning". ~Carl Jung

"All generalizations are false, including this one". ~Mark Twain

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so". ~Shakespeare, Hamlet

"The mind is its own place, and in itself / can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven". ~Milton, Paradise Lost

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

"Treat others as you want to be treated yourself" - golden rule that never fails.


Anthropology, ethnology, history, literature, art and art history, linguistics and languages, psychology, photography, writing, painting, cooking, dance, hiking, ice-skating, capoeira, yoga, meditation, the healing arts, Eastern philosophies and mysticism, astrology. A bit of everything and nothing too seriously.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books, every day. Don't have a TV. Movies, not as many as I would want to watch. Music, Brazilian.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Witnessed synchronicity.

Teach, Learn, Share


What I Can Share with Hosts

As much company and as many adventures as my schedule allows. Mi casa es tu casa.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Italy, Spain, United States

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