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I am about half way through medical school in New York City, and let me tell you it´s been quite a ride! I´ve managed to keep up playing flute and piano and when I have time, I go to concerts and places to dance. I've recently finished a year of HIV research in Rio de Janeiro and am now back in New York, finishing up my medical degree.
I'm interested to see how people interact and communicate with each other. Kissing people on the cheek seems like such a violation of privacy in the US, but while living in Spain, I felt like hugging was far more personal. So of course, traveling is a great way to see how other cultures function socially.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Unfortunately my roommates are not as amenable to CS as I am but I am full of advice regarding Washington DC, Ithaca NY, NYC, and Rio de Janeiro! And if you catch me in a spare moment I do enjoy my coffee and my happy hours :)
Pulled a 6am-er in Denmark
Shared a homemade delicious sundried tomato spread in Sweden
Fed a pet snake a frozen mouse in Germany
Went to a jazz concert in Hungary
Jam session in a remote corner of Vienna
Cream cakes, sloppy joes, horse meat, polka dancing in Ljubljana!
Talking and listening, traveling, medicine, music (particularly live music), writing, playing my flute/piano, and food!
- happy hour
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Bands: Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, Beck, Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent
Classical music: Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, and some opera
Movies: Everything is Illuminated, The Skin I Live In, The Fall, Amelie, Fargo, anything Wes Anderson, Harold & Maude, Death at a Funeral
TV: Arrested Development, Sherlock
Authors: Milan Kundera, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Safran Foer, Yann Martel, Mark Haddon, Vladimir Nabokov, Junot Diaz sometimes
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Delivered a baby!
Working with Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips
Riding a camel
Teaching Costa Ricans how to play the flute
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Germany, Spain, United States