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Jessica Ross Novak

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • No occupation listed
  • Literature and Linguistics
  • From Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn Portuguese, get to know the people and beautiful country of Brazil during my internship

ABOUT ME

I was born in Spain but my mother is English and my father Argentinian. So, I'm a very bicultural as well as bilingual person.
I was born and raised from a mediterranean island and sometimes an island can get a bit small for oneself and then the urge to travel kicks in. But, truth is there is nothing quite like home and I clearly recommend people to come visit this little paradise.Last year I lived in France for a year and now I will be spending 6 months in Brazil. I'm very much looking forward to what awaits me!
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A more personal description? like most people I have some trouble putting down in words what I'm like. It all depends on who I'm around really. With some people I just click and can talk about anything as if we've been best friends since kindergarten. Others well, I don't get that feeling of confidence and can come of as shy until you get to know me better if that ever happens.
I'm taurus with libra rising if that means anything to you. I can pretty indecisive, don't like being alone, seem to get and attract what I want in life, pleasure-loving, empathetic, sensitive, always up to do anything, on rare occations you won't find me smiling at life.

PHILOSOPHY

Las oportunidades nunca se pierden, las que tu dejas pasar las aprovecha otro. (*No dejes que te pase!)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first experience couchsurfing was in Montpellier, France. I got there with no house nor anything and went to the CS reunion being held along with my sister (also staying on internship) and another "homeless" Mexican student we had met that day with the hope of finding a host. Luckily Miguel offered to take us in and all went smooth from then on.
I surfed again in Belo Horizonte while I searched for a room to rent and again in Sao Joao del Rei and Rio de Janeiro just for turism. All have been interesting experiences, I think it is by far the best way to travel.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to host anyone yet, but I definetly will be available when I go back to my hometown.

Interests

The BEACH beyond anything else, hiking, going out with friends for coffee or partying, the usual. Unfortunately, I play no musical instruments, although may try and take up the eukulele. For sports,I'm not a sports person at all. I do love hiking, cycling's good too. Of course swimming (in sea, not so keen on swimming pools) and snorkling. Tried windsurfing once and enjoyed that. Scuba diving is an experience I definitely want to repeat!! Obviously travelling, Vino.,Live music, Warm wheather...

Music, Movies & Books

Literature is part of my studies. For university mostly read English and American literature. Personaly, I adore realismo magico in South american authors and whoever else experiments with it.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My semester's spent studying abroad in France and Brazil and coming home again.

Hitchhiking. The process of going through the emotions of knowing there's a risk, of worry your going to be stranded, it's thrilling, but then everything works out fine and the feeling of having done something that's fun and free is always great.

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking is always good. I've picked up a lot of different recipes over the years and enjoy learning more.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France, Spain

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