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  • 9 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Teacher
  • Erika has an MA, Nuri has a BA
  • From Maine, United States and New York City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Blow my savings on travel.

ABOUT ME (travel blog)

We are a fun and relaxed couple who likes to live life outside of work.

Erika- I'm an ESL teacher so if you want to come visit or I'm staying with you we could work in a lesson or two if you'd like. :) I grew up traveling all over with my family- English, France, India, China, Nepal, Japan... And after high school I spent a year teaching English in Ecuador. After that, I studied International Affairs and LOVED it but I decided to teach because I think of it as service to my country. Teaching ESL is way to foster cross cultural communication and good will between immigrant and American born peoples.

Nuri- Not much to say... I also work in education but on the business-y side. I am working to build a new teacher education program.
I like to hang out with friends, drink, read and play basketball.


Erika- I'll save that for when I am a little wiser.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting in the big apple.


We love hosting. We've had a bunch of Finns and Australians- I can't wait to do an Australia tour!


Erika- film, world food, Chinatown, International Affairs, languages, travel

Nuri- education, funny stuff, sports, and travel obviously

  • education
  • dining
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • sports
  • basketball
  • business
  • teaching
  • languages
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

The Once and Future King, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Reno 911

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Erika- lived with an indigenous ecuadorian family, lived in northern maine

Nuri- met American rock/r&b/funk/soul legend James Brown about 3 years before he died, and heard him say some really crazy things

Us- Jumped off a bridge in the Andean mountains. Biked through a pitch black tunnel.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, United States

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