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Hmm...hard to sum up a person in a few words. What I love most are the daily adventures, the interesting people you meet, the new ideas you come across in your daily life, whether you're traveling or at home. And what makes up a big part of my life is dancing: swing, blues, tango, salsa, jazz, modern, and I've tried a myriad other styles. It's also my goal to learn as many languages and experience as many cultures as possible during my life. Maintenant, je suis d'apprendre le français!
Do what makes you happy and you will make the world happy.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I heard about couchsurfing right before leaving for a study abroad program in Berlin during undergrad. I love all the people I met during my travels in Europe, who really inspired me to get involved with the community. I've since surfed extensively throughout South America & the Caribbean. I'm getting set up in Boston now, so I might be able to host in the future. Meanwhile, I'd love to meet up with you if you're in town.
Wonderful--surfed throughout Europe and South America and met people who defined my adventures. The people you meet via couchsurfing don't have to be just "hello-and-goodbye" friends.
Dance: swing, salsa, jazz, modern, blues, tango, & I want to try as many styles as possible during my life. Anything outdoors (hiking, camping, snorkeling, scuba diving, rock climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, etc.), art appreciation, learning different languages & cultures, FOOD!
- outdoor activities
- whitewater rafting
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
- health services research
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many. Movies: Everything is Illuminated, Juno, Donnie Darko, El laberinto del fauno, Paris je t'aime...
Music: rock, jazz, blues, some electronic, classical, musicals. Favorites are Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Philip Glass, Океан Ельзи, OneRepublic, Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee.
Books: Kiterunner, Waiting for Snow in Havana, Golden Compass series, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (not the sci-fi), Harry Potter :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Wicked, the first broadway musical I saw, was truly awe-inspiring.
Bioluminescence in Puerto Rico was unbelievable - felt like you were being animated!
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach you how to dance swing, blues, salsa, or tango :) Or a few words in English, Russian, or German. Me encantaria practicar uno de los idiomas que conozco contigo/ich würde gerne eine meiner Sprachen mit dir üben/я бы с удовольствием практиковала один из моих языков с тобой/j'aimerais pratiquer français avec toi.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Conversation & some traditional Russian/Ukrainian food.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Germany, Ukraine, United States