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To step out of my comfort zone and learn as much as I can. It's one step at a time!
I was raised in Georgia but now reside in the Minneapolis metro area. My experiences with travel has really made me eager to adventure more.
I tend to be awkward around people I first meet, but I love to hear people's stories and experiences, from the craziest things they've done to their day to day lives. I may not talk very much when I first meet you.... or I'll end up talking a lot to compensate.
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Been to a few couch crashes as well as meeting up with the Minneapolis crew. I’ve hosted and surfed a few times. I enjoy the warm, accepting personalities that couchsurfing attracts.
My true loves include National Public Radio (and Atlanta's local station, WABE), This American Life (the podcast that you should totally check out), Stuff You Should Know, reading webtoons and books and the news, and just hanging out with people. I absolutely love to hear other people's perspectives on current events and everyday life.
I have an obsession with good food,so I can go on about that for quite a while. Also science and engineering and healthcare are topics I would love to talk/learn more about!
Music, Movies, and Books
Podcasts: Criminal, Stuff You Should Know, This American Life, Invisibilia, Snap Judgement, Ear Hustle, Radiolab
Webtoons: Cheese in the Trap, Windbreaker, Yumi's Cells, Lookism, Gourmet Hound, My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, Boyfriend of the Dead
YouTube: Eat Your Kimchi, Eater, Life Where I’m From, Abroad in Japan
Anime: Ouran High School Host Club holds a special place in my heart
Movies: Tends to change every time I see a new one
Books: The Orphan Masters Son, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Life of Pi, Julie & Julia
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Watching the sunrise on Mt. HuaShan's east peak as my legs dangled over the edge.
Celebrated in street parties with everyone in Hanoi when Vietnam won a soccer match.
Teach, Learn, Share
I’m in the medical device field, so I can teach you about that. Also I could definitely talk at length about wherever I traveled last, haha. I also can share thoughts in Minneapolis culture vs Atlanta culture or just American culture in general.
I want to step out of my comfort zone, so I want to learn everything about the world. Open to learning about your line of work, what daily life is like where you’re from, political ideas, human rights, cooking (!), history, etc.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In