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I'm living on Orcas Island in Washington state after several rounds of long-term traveling--including Istanbul, India, and cycling in Andalucia and Portugal. I'm back on the island to work and hike and cycle until the next adventure!
I'm spirited, quirky, compassionate, reflective, and up for adventure. I'm interested in so many things--the world never ceases to amaze me! Some particulars: local (sub)culture, live music, dance (salsa, swing, tango), bicycling, mountains and oceans, architecture, history, urban planning, ecology, philosophy, and biology...and more! I love discovering new perspectives and ideas.
Keep an open mind, open ears, and an open heart.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
In October of 2011, I completed my first solo bicycle trip from NYC to Montreal to Boston, and stayed with amazing and inspiring hosts along the way. From 2011-2012, I hosted more than 24 CouchSurfers in my apartment in Baltimore. I got back on the bicycle last year in Europe and my hosts were again beyond fabulous--so much CS love! I love this community!
My favorite thing about CS is feeling like you've come home to an old friend, wherever you are in the world.
Conversation. Bicycling. DANCE! (Salsa and swing, tango, whatever!) Yoga. Sustainability. Literature, sociology, philosophy, natural science/nature, culture, figuring out what "culture" is, music, the meaning of life, dancing (did I already mention that?), silliness, craziness. And vegetables!
Conversacion, baile (especialmente la salsa y swing!), yoga, literatura, sociologia, cultura, historia, musica, arte.
- swing dancing
- live music
- long-term travel
Music, Movies, and Books
I like just about anything that's lovely or profound or has a bite to it. My musical interests are broad and varied; I like ethnic/folk music, salsa, jazz, electronic and hip hop, and am always hoping to discover new artists.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cycling solo from Amsterdam to Santiago de Compostela. Despite my better judgment, taking on the Annapurna circuit in Nepal in December, and slogging up to 5000 meters altitude--could've gone better, but WOW, was it gorgeous!
Teach, Learn, Share
I was a Jump Rope Champion. (Yes, we exist!) I also know a few salsa and swing dancing moves. And a bit too much about Plato. And cicadas.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Laos, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
Peru, United States