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Eri Nakanishi

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Chinese, French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Happy student
  • Struggling to survive a graduate sch...
  • From Nagoya, Japan
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About Me


Give up any kind of obsession


I came to the US in August 2011 to study disaster relief. I'm always slightly homesick. I've been traveling a lot, mostly in East & South East Asia. Traveling is my life. I'm always crazy busy but I'll make every effort to make time to meet couchsurfers. I believe time is not something you have or don't have, but something to make or find. I love, love, love to host people!!!


I'm seeking a way of living without obsession to anything. My ideal is to live like a river, whose only constant is change.


I love:
skiing/snowboarding, traveling, hiking, camping, sleeping in a sleeping bag, insects(especially spiders, but also love pitcher plants), geckos, salamanders, newts, bogs, traditional cow/elephant bells in the world, hitchhiking, watching stupid comedy movies on long-distance busses in the world with local people without knowing their language, elephant and horse, hosting and feeding people

Music, Movies & Books

MoviesSpotless Mind of Eternal Sunshine. 500 days of Summer. Girl, Interrupted. Great Expectations.MusicM.I.A. Freshlyground. Ke$ha. K'NAAN. Jason Mraz

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Mastered how to use public transportation in Burma (it wasn't really easy)
Pony-back riding along the edge of the cliff in Zimbabwe -for 2 hours!

Teach, Learn, Share

I always have a loooooooooong list of "things I want to learn" and it only gets longer.I can teach:Skiing/snowboardingJapanese cooking (especially Shojin cuisine (Buddhist vegan food). I'd be VERY happy to show the world sushi is not the only Japanese food.)Many couchsurfers asked me to teach meditation, but I have no idea how to 'teach' meditation... But if you want, I may be able to help you to start practicing.I want to learn:ayurveda, yoga, cultures, religions & languages of the world, how to fix a car (although I don't have a car here), survival tips in case I get lost in snow mountains or middle of ocean (I seriously wanna learn this, please), communication with short-tempered people, etc...I'm happy to share most of the things if I like you! I want to be a truly generous person who share everything even with someone I don't like sometime in the future, but I'm not that matured yet so far...

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, France, Haiti, Italy, Myanmar, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Japan, United States

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