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  • 7 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian
  • 51, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Objects Conservator-Restorer (metals specialist)
  • MA, Conservation Studies - West Dean College (England); B...
  • From Salem, Oregon, USA
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About Me


Working, living, traveling in Turkey


artistic, friendly, open, always learning, lover of animals, seeking new experiences, places, and friends. I am fascinated by history, art, crafts, and cultures. I have a parrot named bird - he's the cutest bird in the world and has been my best friend for over 16 years.


"Chose a job that you like and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucious

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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traveling around, meeting surfers, lurking in a few groups.


Travel, people, cultures, history, art, archaeology, music, dancing, my fabulous parrot, ancient architecture, coffee, castles, trees, fresh air, the ocean.

  • animals
  • arts
  • architecture
  • dancing
  • coffee
  • crafts
  • traveling
  • music
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Babette's Feast, March of the Penguins, About a Boy, Girl From Paris, Nacho Libre, The Station Agent, Secretary, Pride & Prejudice, Along Came Polly, Marie Antoinette, Il Postino, Sense & Sensibility, Hideous Kinky, SlumDog Millionaire, Encounters at the End of the World.

music: electronica/house, loungica, ambient, trance, pop & rock, Disco, hip-hop, some rap, world, even a little country and definitely big band.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

everything so far.

Teach, Learn, Share

metalsmithing, crafts, art, languages, cultural experiences.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United Kingdom, United States

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