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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Backpacking, volunteering and learning Spanish
  • We both have bachelor's degrees: Journalism (Emily) and f...
  • From Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Adventure

ABOUT ME

We are Emily and Henry and are traveling through Chile and Argentina for six months. We're taking it slow, leaving ourselves open to all kinds of experiences along the way.

We have volunteered at eco hostels in Central Chile, living with locals and learning Spanish. Right now, we are traveling on our own and looking for other ways to enrich our experience.

PHILOSOPHY

"...For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner struggle we have. One can no longer cheat - hide behind the hours spent at the office or at the plant ... Travel robs us of such refuge. Far from our own people, our own language, stripped of all our props, we are completely on the surface of ourselves." - Albert Camus

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently, I participate as a Couch Surfer, although I look forward to hosting when I return home to Texas.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We are new to Couch Surfing and have yet to connect with our first host. I've heard great things and am excited about the opportunities!

Interests

We like to explore other cultures and engage with interesting people. We enjoy hiking, swimming, surfing as well as reading, writing and photography.

I am a journalist by trade, so I'm always writing.

  • writing
  • photography
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • journalism
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

To name only a few:

MOVIES: Anchorman, Evil Dead 2, The Bicycle Thief, True Stories

MUSIC: Talking Heads, The Cramps, Hank Williams, MGMT

BOOKS: Unbearable Lightness of Being, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Stranger, A Wrinkle in Time, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Clockwork Orange

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The W Trek at Torres del Paine in Puerto Natales, Chile
Sailing through the Patagonian fjords
Climbing Volcan Villarrica in Pucon, Chile
4-day road trip to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Hiking Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu in Peru
Reaching five peaks in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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