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Hello! I'm Ilana. I grew up in Connecticut, USA, moved to Vermont to study classics and photography, then to Rhode Island where I coached gymnastics and spent lots of time organic gardening. I moved to southern Portugal in August, 2017 and I am loving it! The culture, people and food are all amazing. And I definitely like being able to explore this side of the Atlantic without the 7 hour flight! I am currently studying sustainability sciences online through UMass--which I thoroughly enjoy. I love to learn, explore and hike, enjoy nature, play games, garden, spend time with friends and family, meet new people, walk around new cities, and learn about other cultures!
- learning new things
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite books: Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Gone With the Wind, The Lord of the Rings
Currently Reading: Ender's Shadow
Favorite Music: Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Gregory Isaacs, Buena Vista Social Club, Beck
Favorite Movies: Kill Bill, Blazing Saddles, Wall Street, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Star Wars
What I Can Share with Hosts
Gymnastics instruction, friendship, gardening, cooking, housework, a place to stay in return.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Norway, Panama, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Portugal, United States