Lara Rankin

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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  • High School English/Art Teacher
  • University of California, San Diego (Sociology & Photogra...
  • From Hanover, NH/ San Diego, California
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About Me


Not to miss a moment...


I like to write, sing, dance, laugh, play, explore, learn, teach, observe the world, create art, be inspired by art, do yoga, hike in the woods, photograph beauty and hilarity, do qi gong, discover...

I am from the East and West Coast of the US...have spent half my life in California, and half in New Hampshire...with sabbaticals abroad here and in Budapest on a Fulbright teacher exchange this year...trying to see the world and create more funny stories as I go...

I am currently writing a book of short stories, a musical, and trying to create a photography book during my year abroad, so all creative inspirations are welcome. :)


Don't stop the Bop!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


want to meet interesting people and learn about other places/cultures...


Nature, Beauty, Art, Laughter, Love

Music, Movies, and Books

Love funny movies, or something with a crazy twist...
Read mysteries, humor, and poetry for fun...teach the classics for work...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking to the top of an inactive volcano in Stromboli, Italy at sunset to look down into the active volcanic crater erupting into the darkness of the night below...Dreamland, Bali...Lightning storms while watching a volcano erupt in Costa Rica from a natural hot spring at night...lightning storms in the pouring rain in the El Salvador jungle and from the top of New York City skyscrapers...I guess lava and lightning spark my Aries fire...

Teach, Learn, Share

don't stop the bop!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palau, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Honduras, Hungary, Italy

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