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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Korean
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • middle school English teacher
  • BA in secondary edcation and history
  • From cumberland, maine, usa
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


getting my Korean students to appreciate me for more than just the candy I sometimes hand out! Oh, and also wedding planning while 8,000 miles away from home, enjoying where I live for the next 16 months, and planning for our big adventure in 2013. phew!


My fiance and I are Mainers who decided after college to live abroad. We landed in South Korea, and have been teaching for almost two years. We're avid hikers and we love to camp. On the weekends and holidays we are always off exploring sights around Korea and beyond. During our vacations we take the chance to travel around Asia and have been to China, Mongolia and Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia with further trips planned in the future.


Put everything into perspective, that's my philosophy. when I stop and truly think about what is going on in the world and how I come into play, I usually end up taking a middle path, Buddhist approach.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We haven't tried couchsurfing yet, but are hoping to surf a few couches in our future travels!


We have hosted one awesome surfer for two nights and had a really positive experience...we're excited to host more in the future.


hiking, camping, poetry, fantasy novels, photography, languages, history, philosophy, religion.

  • poetry
  • photography
  • politics
  • traveling
  • survival
  • hiking
  • camping
  • snorkeling
  • history
  • languages
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: LOTR series, Invictus, Inception, the Lion King, The English Patient, 7 Years in Tibet, Poetry, etc.

Music: I like most of it!

Books: the Poisonwood Bible, anything by Tolkien, Game of Thrones series, The Giver, Cutting for Stone, Life of Pi, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Snorkeling with sea turtles on the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. It was awe inspiring to watch these giant, ancient creatures feeding at the bottom.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can help people learn basic Korean, especially the alphabet and survival phrases.
I can give some historical context to Korea, for those who are interested.
I like debating politics and philosophy, if other people are willing,
We have traveled a lot, and I have a LOT of experience trip planning. I am considering starting my own plan-for-you travel agency someday. I can help with any and all aspects of trip planning.
My fiance is a black belt in taekwondo and can give people some tips/kicks/moves if they want to learn!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, Honduras, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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