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Oh, where to start!?
Well, to sum things up, most accurate would be to say that I'm in a "transitional" phase right now. I just finished my Master's and moved back to the US after living in Quito, Ecuador for 5 years. I'll be moving "out West" (most likely Seattle) in a few months, but will first be traveling for several weeks around Europe.
I'm a huge fan of nature (ll find I try to fit in as much as I can, so I will likely be out and about quite a bit. Still, I love to spend time with hosts whenever possible, especially to learn about the city from their perspective and experience.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I find that Couchsurfing is a great way to meet local people and have a unique experience. I have met some very intriguing, mind-opening people while Couchsurfing, and those are experiences that are irreplaceable and some of the most memorable from my travels.
Although I do not currently have my own place where I can offer a couch, I hope to do so whenever I get the chance!
Learning different languages; cooking; seeking out local food/wine/beer (food is always a big highlight in my travels!); exploring different cultures and customs; nature, forests, mountains, the Amazon, rock climbing, I could walk or bike for hours on end; hearing about other people's travels, philosophies, worldviews and experiences.
- rock climbing
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Did a 5-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. An experience that still seems so surreal.
Ate crawling lemon ants and wriggling larva in the Amazon.
Completed 3 months of field research for my Master's thesis in Spanish in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I love to cook and don't mind cleaning!
Countries I’ve Visited
Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Ecuador, United States