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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Photographer / Bartender
  • Fine Arts Degree in Photo Media from the University of Ka...
  • From Manhattan, KS
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About Me

Hey there!

My name is Havana! I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelors degree in photo media. I currently work as a bartender at a couple of different bars in my area.

In my free time I like to stream on Twitch - aka play video games for strangers on the internet. Some people think it is weird but I think it is incredibly fun! It's cool to be able to hop on the site and instantly be surrounded by people that share your love of gaming.

I also love photography. I like to go out on small "photo adventures" on my days off - exploring local areas, trying to find a little bit of magic in my backyard. I am mostly into shooting portraits but recently have been getting into landscape and nature photography. I have a 5D Mark iii as my main digital camera and a Bronica SQ-Ai medium format as my main film camera. I have been very into shooting film recently - something exciting about not knowing right away if the shot worked out right away. And when the prints come back and it looks amazing that delayed gratification is so satisfying!

I also perform often as a standup / improvisational comedian. I really enjoy making people laugh - like really a whole lot. For me there is no better feeling then someone laughing at one of my jokes - even if I know in my heart it was a really stupid joke.

I also sing in a Doo-Wop band! We write all original material, most of which is pretty raunchy and fun. I put a picture of us in with my profile pictures.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Above all else I want to meet new people! I want to see the world but not as a typical tourist does. I want to stay with people who know all the exciting secrets of their area: the most beautiful landscapes, the best place to party on Saturday night, where the entrance to the sewer is, what not to order at the cafe down the street, etc. I want to see their party of the world through their eyes, abuse their knowledge and discover what they are about as a result.

And honestly I'm in the midst of a quarter life crisis and I feel like "finding myself" should be at the top of my priority list. I have this gut feeling that traveling / making new friends just might be the thing to help me do that.


Photography, drawing, graphic novels, singing, standup/improvisational comedy, dogs, dogs, dogs, PUPPIES, dogs, carbs, sketchbooking, pens, meeting new people and hearing their stories, video games, streaming, exploring, netflix/hulu bingeing, food, more food, all of the food, laughing, making others laugh, smiling, trying new things, snorkeling, dogs, hiking, dive bars, open fields, the ocean, zines, tea, cans of coke, board games, mochi, ramen, playing pool, karaoke, postcards, dancing, thrift/antique shopping, vintage tins, theater, etc.

  • dogs
  • singing
  • theater
  • performing arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • partying
  • drinking
  • shopping
  • thrifting
  • video games
  • board games
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • drawing
  • magic
  • karaoke
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

This all changes daily - let's talk about it when we hang out!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I crashed a full blown greek wedding in Greek Town in Chicago and it was absolutely bonkers. I would love to tell you the whole story sometime!

Teach, Learn, Share

.... not entirely sure what I am being prompted to say here.... hmm...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my knowledge of photography! I would love to talk tips and tricks - or perhaps take a really nice profile picture for you! I also would love to share my time and attention with my hosts - if you wanna hang out we are going to hang out HARD. I can share my money - buy you dinner, or a drink or all the ingredients to make a 4 course meal at home, or a ticket to a show! You are opening your home to me and I would love to return the favor! I can also share my bad jokes and crude sense of humor if that is what you are into! I can also try to keep that part of myself on the DL if you are not into it... haha.

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