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Jenny Miner

Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Last login 3 months ago

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher and Yoga Teacher
  • Pomona College, Universidad de Bueno...
  • From Berkeley, CA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I am an English teacher and yoga teacher living in the interior of Northeast Brazil. I love learning languages, connecting with locals or fellow travelers, and learning about Latin America. Sharing a good meal, wine, and conversation is one of my greatest pleasures.

Eu sou professora de inglês e professora de yoga em Petrolina, Pernambuco. Eu adoro aprender idiomas para conectar com pessoas locais e outros mochileiros, e aprender sobre América Latina. Eu moro desde fevereiro de 2014 no Brasil e estou gostando demais da vida aqui no sertão. Tenho um respeito muito grande para a cultura local, o idioma, e as pessoas daqui, espero aprender ainda mais contigo!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I have attended Couchsurfing events in various cities and it has been a great way to get to know people. I have also met some people through CS while I was living in Buenos Aires. I have not surfed or hosted, but hoping to change that soon! I really like the idea of cultural exchange and the generosity this network promotes. Unfortunately I cannot host at the moment, as I am living in university housing that has it's own peculiar rules.

Eu já fui para eventos de CS em várias cidades e conheci algumas pessoas quando morava em Buenos Aires. Ainda não surfei ou recebi ninguém, mas espero ter essa experiencia em breve. Gosto muito da ideia de intercâmbio cultural e também como esta rede promove a generosidade entre as pessoas. Infelizmente não posso receber CSers agora, que moro numa casa universitária que tem suas regras estranhas que tenho que respeitar.

Interests

I love the outdoors- hiking, backpacking, farming. I play fiddle, mandolin, and ukulele. I love learning about local culture and meeting and talking to random people on the street, in bars, at museums, etc.

Não tem nada melhor do que conversa e comida boa. Amo a natureza- fazer trilha, trabalhar na fazenda, fazer camping. Adoro tocar música e cantar. Gosto de aprender sobre a cultura local e conversar com qualquer pessoa que estiver na rua, nos bares, nos outros locais.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Bluegrass, folk music, samba, bossa nova, forró pé de serra

Books: Don Quijote and Hermann Hesse

Movies: Anything by Pedro Almodóvar

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A donkey race!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I can teach you how to play ukulele, I promise it's very easy. I am also a yoga teacher!
Learn: Tell me your story, I will listen
Share: Food and good company go very well together.

Ensinar: Posso ensinar você tocar o ukulele, é muito fácil! Também sou professora de yoga e de inglês.
Aprender: Me conta sua historia, e vou escutar
Compartilhar: Conversa e comida boa

What I Can Share With Hosts

I am happy to cook a meal, wash the dishes, bring wine/beer/cachaça/juice, buy groceries. I will openly share my experiences with you and listen with interest to any wisdom you share with me.

Posso cozinhar, lavar a louça, trazer um vinho/cerveja/cachaça/suco, fazer compras. Vou compartilhar abertamente minhas experiencias e escutar qualquer experiencia ou conhecimento que você tiver que oferecer.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Peru, Spain

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