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Travel, live & learn!
I'm a native of the beautiful Pacific Northwest (USA), so I love all things green, living and creative. I'm interested in writing and different forms of design. After moving to Berlin in summer of 2013 and living there for a little over a year, I relocated to Prague.
Keep your heart clean and good things will always come your way.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
During the summer of 2013, a friend of mine Couchsurfed our way from Croatia to Germany and met a lot of great people along way. I also hosted from time to time in Berlin.
Here are a few of the things I enjoy:
Many different genres of music
Reading (and really committing to) a great book
Exploring new cities by foot or bike
Writing -- I do it both in my professional and personal life
Photography (only with my phone these days!)
Exercise: Running, hiking, yoga, MMA (beginner ;)), free weights
Nutrition: I have a mostly vegetarian diet, although I do eat meat (chicken/beef) once every blue moon
Natural cosmetics and skincare: Yup, I'm a huge natural cosmetics nerd and a love all things spa therapy-related
Animals: It may sound basic, but I love all different type of animals and am a passionate supporter of wildlife conversation. I'd like to become more personally active in my efforts in the future.
Botany: I <3 plants
- graphic design
- make up
- massage therapy
Music, Movies, and Books
Here's a *small* list of bands that I listen to:
Röyksopp, Robyn, Disclosure, The xx, Jamie xx, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Rós, Thievery Corporation, M83, Daft Punk, Ghostland Observatory, Nosaj Thing, Justice, Gorillaz, The Knife, CocoRosie, Lana Del Rey, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Feist, The Shins, Telepopmusik, Stars, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, Ratatat, Radiohead, Portishead, Mylo, Moby, Massive Attack, Lykke Li, Lorde, LCD Soundsystem, Booka Shade, jj, James Blake, Hot Chip, Fiona Apple, Erlend Oye, emancipator, Elliott Smith, múm, The Postal Service, Crystal Castles, Boards of Canada, Air, Nicolas Jaar, Alle Farben, Moderat, Apparat, Burial, Amanda Bergman, Amason, Beach House.
Other: As a pianist, I'm also passionate about classical music, especially from the Romantic Period. I also enjoy latin dance genres, since I am a tango and salsa enthusiast. :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-Drove across the U.S. (Virginia --> Oregon) in summer of 2011, visiting 12 states & 3 national parks
-Swimming in the Gellert Baths of Budapest
-Watching the sunrise from Vitkov in Prague
-Exploring the Baltic shore of northern Poland
-Snowmobiling and husky ride in Finnish Lapland
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, United States