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Eva Gray

Austin, TX, United States

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Overview

  • 33 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • student
  • New College of Florida
  • From Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to not get swallowed by waves

ABOUT ME

I feel like I am always changing this section... I'm always doing something different - but i prefer it that way! I've been spending the past few years traveling as much as monetarily possible while going to school. i am currently trying to adapt to a post-graduated life, working while planning more trips and the next move in my life .. I have learned a lot about the world not just be reading about it or even just visiting places, but through getting to know people from all over - and I think that's been the most rewarding part...

PHILOSOPHY

im still working out a life philosophy, it's ever changing with new experiences. i never say never (unless in this sense!), i don't like to leave good vibes, i cannot predict the future at any given time (i live more on a whim) i think you should treat people the way they would want to be treated.
basically i just care a lot about other people...i like to let people know that i am an easy going person, and i really believe that every person is inherently good, we are all human, some people just need to be reminded
I try to follow the Definite Dozen, ask me all about it!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am open to meeting people! I have participated a lot lately! I have had hosts from the CS site and through friends, and have met folks in Cuba, Houston, Mexico City, Merida, DC.. I have also hosted whenever possible for the past few years. I have been to some great CS events in different cities since 2008, and I have always had a blast. Another role I have in CS is advocating for its use and purpose. We have all experienced shock and awe (parents am i right?) at the sheer thought of randomly meeting (and sleeping on a couch of) a STRANGER... but alas, we are bred off fear, at least in my observation of the culture i grew up in... so I am constantly explaining to people that CS is a good thing... it just takes a little experience and trust in your judgement.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed and hosted, met some awesome people... Tigre Camping 08 in Buenos Aires was one of the best experiences! Most CS experiences have involved engaging conversation, good food and drink, music, dancing, and fun times.

Interests

meeting people who i can learn from. it´s been a real comfort to know that no matter where i go, i can find someone i can relate to and laugh with. Im interested in knowing as many people and places as possible. I'm also interested in creating a better world, and I feel like CS is a perfect example of ACTION, real trust and optimism, networks functioning to create community ... CS restores one's faith in humanity :)

Music, Movies & Books

back to the future forever and always will be my favorite.
i love good music, from old school jonny cash, zepellin, beatles, ect to julieta venegas, radiohead, bomba estereo, list goes on
I read a lot of books in school, many about politics, latin america, and chicana writers. some of my favorite books are biographies and non fiction books: Naomi Cline -The Shock Doctrine, David Harvey-A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Amy Goodman - Breaking the Sound Barrier

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I was an exchange sudent in Argentina!
I swam with about 5 manatees when i went kayaking in the Wakulla River!
I backpacked in Argentina as soon as I graduated High School when I was 18, for 4 months. Argentina: Iguazu Falls of course was amazing, so were los Gigantes in Cordoba, i went paragliding in Jujuy!
Chile: Climbimg La compaña was amazing! a hard climb with the most rewarding view!
flying over the rainforest was amazing because you can see the lighting storms in the distance...it's awesome!
scariest experience ever: turbulance over the Andes..
june 2010 till now - roadtripped from Gainesville Florida to Indianapolis, two months later I went back to Tallahassee then drove out to Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove back at the end of the semester, lived in Sarasota for a month, then went to mexico for 3 months, then to Tallahassee to say hi to my mom then to sarasota then back to tally then Indiana again ... then Sarasota, Cuba, Sarasota, Cuba 6 months after that again, now finally I am living in Austin Texas.

Teach, Learn, Share

perhaps i can teach you how to: call people losers in amusing sing song poems (complete with hand gestures!), cartwheel, do amazing acrobatic and yoga moves, knit, sew..
yeah, a sink hole may be an infinite abyss...maybe a little dirty...perhaps a dead body and sunken car at the bottom...but who cares, jump in! I can teach you all about Florida

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, United States

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