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To live fully alive and empower people to "Inhabit Your Dreams!"®
Having spent 3 years in central Mexico, I have moved on (May 2014) to pursue my dream of living in Europe. I am basing in Madrid but have many travels planned before deciding on a place to call home, which I believe will be obvious when it's right. I look to meeting a number of wonderful, conscious fellow couchsurfers, learning from you and being a positive influence in your life. Please visit my website: www.AyshaGriffin.com for more about moi.
Just passing through, ever present, with an attitude of gratitude and the goal of growing in love.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As both a CS traveler and host, I have had nothing but exceptional experiences, and rave about couch surfing to everyone who loves to travel. For many years, I was also a traveler and host member of Servas.org (an international host/traveler organization based on the Gandhian idea that "peace is built one friendship at a time").
After hosting many guests, I finally couchsurfed in France and Spain Sept/Oct 2008. A great organization of kind, intelligent people. Please read comments below. Now, I am seeking to expand my couchsurfing experiences once again.
Human relationships and the influences that in-form us (political, social, economic, religious and idiomatic); architecture; stories; walking; discovery in all its forms, which travel certainly empowers.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Casablanca, Love Actually, Red Violin, Orlando, The Green Beautiful, Life of Pi;
Music: Latin jazz, swing jazz, 60's folk, anything recorded by Yoyo Ma, anything I can move to or sing along with.
Books: Travel genre, biographies and memoirs, satire (like PJ O'Rourke, Vonnegut, etc.), well-crafted stories with richly-developed characters.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I cooked on a 90-foot herring tender for 6 weeks in the rough waters of the Bering Sea (off Alaska) for 7 guys who were heavy meat-eaters and I had been a vegetarian since age 16. They taught me what parts were what from the freezer and how to cook them. Somehow, no one starved.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach/share: effective marketing, writing and editing, creative thinking/problem solving, relationship building/communication skills, envisioning/dream boarding.
I would like to to become fluent in Spanish and learn to sail.
Countries I’ve Visited
Costa Rica, France, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States