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I am American but seem to have been born in the wrong country because I love love love Latin America, from the culture and language to the food and people. I took my big, solo South America trip in 2011 and it changed my life. Now I've been home for a few years had my daughter, decided to pursue teaching English as a career and haven't gotten to travel much in the last few years (however I went to Cuba and Mexico briefly).
I am outgoing, extroverted, almost always high energy. I love being active, hiking, yoga and especially DANCING. My all time favorite escape is dancing, salsa, merengue, bachata, etc. I'm a big planner and like to plan everything out with lists, which is why I love Latin America because it forces me to RELAX and go with the flow.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Currently I'm planning a New Years trip to Colombia (my all-time favorite country) and even though I've been once I don't know it well enough, and I'm dying to go to CALI. So I'd like to find a host and hopefully just meet some great people to celebrate the New Year with!
Teaching is a passion of mine, I love helping people whether it be teaching English, teaching refugees about American culture or just doing kids dance classes. I love being active, traveling, watching documentaries about politics/human rights, reading and podcasts.
I am very friendly love to meet new people and enjoy good conversation about life, love and the world.
- human rights
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Love Actually, City of God, Les Jeux d'Enfants, Warrior of Light, The Secret, Presunto Culpable.
Music: Shakira, Calle 13, Jarabe de Palo, Buena Vista Social Club, Alberosie, Fidel Nadal, Bomba Estereo Black Eyed Peas, Manu Chao, J. Balvin, Prince Royce.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveled South America by myself when I was 22 years old, life-changing and I made amazing lifelong friends and memories!
Teach, Learn, Share
I taught English in Costa Rica and Brazil and I currently teach ESL here in USA.
What I Can Share with Hosts
The English language, lots of connections to friends all over the world, lots of laughs and dancing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Costa Rica, United States