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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 47, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Artist-writer-attorney-teacher-entrepeneur
  • University of texas
  • From Portland oregon
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About Me


To get to know some people in Istanbul,with the idea of moving here next year.


Independent, funny, spontaneous, warmhearted, outgoing and open and easy to talk to. I love beauty in nature and art and architecture. I am curious and am always reading several books at the same time about different subjects. I am trying to pick up turnkish but I need to go to school and really study it. I want to see more of Turky, and am looking for suggestions about other places to visit. I have already been to cappadochia and the Mediterranean.


CARPE DIEM. Live this day because it will never come again.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing




This is my first attempt!


Turkish history and music, exploriation and discovery, a new business venture in turkey, getting to know people and what motivates them, trying different foods. I want to see more of turkey,I have already even to the mediterranean and cappadochia. where else do you suggest?

  • arts
  • books
  • architecture
  • beauty
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • reading
  • music
  • business
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Right now I am reading everything I can about Turkey, like Orphan Pamuk's Istanbul, Turkey Unveiled, a history of modern Turkey. I like Turkish and Kurdish music, and want to hear more. I grew up in New Oreleans so I love th e blues! I went to Granada Spain and the flamenco guitar was wonderful, I like music I can dance to! I watch a lot of documentaries about our world and how it is changing somfast.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I swam in a cave at night, and phosphorescent light flowed off my body and rippled all around me. I was a sea nymph out of Homer's Odyssey!

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to cook for people and learn their recipes. I am always happy to help people practice English.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Mexico, United States

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