Kristen Patel

Severna Park, MD, United States

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  • Supposedly I study, but generally I overthink.
  • northeastern university - boston, ma
  • From maryland, usa
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About Me


Come up with a new, witty mission since my last mission failed.


I'm an international business student, but business isn't my thing. But I'm sticking with it for the adventure. I'll be living in Spain next year; I think it will be a challenging time. But I love challenges. I love blending into new cultures, losing yourself in the land and the people.


My philosophy all comes back to the mindset that every person can alter the direction of your life in some way, if you're open enough to let them. I want the freedom to see the world, and meet people from as varied lifestyles as possible. I want to let them change my life, and hopefully I'd be able to change theirs in turn.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I meet people. We talk, laugh, and share our experiences. It keeps life interesting.


Occasionally I attend some event in the Boston area. But most of my couchsurfing experiences have come in the form of coffee meet-ups with travelers passing through. I've been able to meet some great people so far.

I've had one actual surfing experience so far in Reykjavik. It was a great experience, and I was able to meet so many people that really enriched my trip!


Wandering around without maps. Cafe con leche. Sunshine. Snow. Grey skies. Vast green fields with blue skies above. Lyrics. People-watching in airports. Smiling. Making sarcastic comments. Baking. Trying to cook something exciting for dinner, and usually just ending up with pasta. Splashing through puddles. Red lipstick. Black and white photos. Dive bars. Darts.

I'm all over the place. I think there's always something interesting around, you just have to be willing to find it.

Music, Movies, and Books

Love Actually, Pride and Prejudice, Parking Lot Movie, Black Swan, Spanish Apartment, Crash, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Up, Amor Es Perros

Mumford and Sons, Noah and the Whale, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Bon Iver, Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Gomez, Jeremy Fisher, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder solo, State Radio, Weepies

Most novels by Anna Gavalda, The Things They Carried, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Blankets, and The Geography of Bliss

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walked across the Charles Bridge (Praha) during sunrise with my best friend. It was just one of the most surreal moments.

Trekked across a frozen pond/stepping stones in the snow to find a hidden 3 person hot spring in the middle of Iceland.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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