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To enjoy each and every day, make new friends , travel ,learn grow..
I joined Couch surfing to hopefully be able to meet people on a deeper level. Just being a tourist traveling through foreign lands,holds no interest to me . It is the relationships with people that makes a trip worth while, you can stay at home and watch the travel channel if all you want is pretty sites! I am a people person...
I try to live my life with an open heart and value the opportunities that come my way to share with others. I love the attitude that you reap what you sow in life and try to plant lots of seeds of joy and feel that I am rewarded with many wonderful friends that make my life very rich.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have a spare room in my home , and host whenever I can as I have not been able to travel the last few years and I enjoy giving back . I live with a very chill housemate that I hosted last summer who decided to make Asheville his home. We have a large garden , lots of flowers, eat healthy, do yoga... listen to good music etc..
I am so very grateful for all the amazing people that I have met through this community. I honestly feel like it has changed my life , opened me up, allowed me to trust even more to the incredible opportunity we have to share with one another.
I love it !
I love to travel, cook healthy meals , play ukulele, do Yoga , ride my bike , hike, row , swim , especially in waterfalls and lakes !I also have a pottery studio in my basement that I don't use enough...but used to enjoy working on the wheel making pots. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures and exchanging ideas and stories .
Music, Movies, and Books
I am very eclectic with my music taste and love many different styles from jazz to reggae, to classical.
I enjoy watching movies , again from a wide genre , not much for the violent ones. Just finished reading the China study, and was impressed with the argument for a vegan diet.I am currently reading a memoir from a local author who spent three years working in Uganda. I enjoy biographies and non-fiction true stories .
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most amazing things I have done , was traveled across the Indian Ocean from Zanzibar to Tanzania in a Dhow with 250 Africans loaded on top of cargo. I was the only white person in the boat and befriended two brothers from Kenya who spoke English and helped me to maintain my space amidst the crowded quarters. It was a 8 hr journey with no facilities , everyone just sat cramped in between all the bags of rice and goodwill clothes , it was quite the trip!
Teach, Learn, Share
I am currently learning the ukulele and it has surrounded me with many other musically inclined folks that have enriched my life with their melodies .
What I Can Share with Hosts
My love for life.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United States