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Latinabroad

Malang, East Java, Indonesia

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Overview

  • 31 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Arabic (Egypt), Indonesian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • freelance travel writer, translator ...
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology a...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Traveling through Thailand, Myanmar/Burma & Malaysia June-August 2015! Follow my past, current & future adventures at:

http://www.LatinAbroad.com

http://TravelTheMiddleEast.com

*ABOUT ME*

Full of energy, extremely random and adventurous. What you first notice is either the big smile, the big hair, or the sometimes-thick Latin accent. You never know with me! I'm like a chameleon, in the sense that my personality and interests change depending on the environment (or sometimes simple whim). I could talk about politics and current status of the world; while I could ramble endlessly about how much I love the Spice Girls (though I try not to the latter often). I don't fit a particular group or cliché, as I'm very much a mix of everything. I guess I can't even describe myself effectively so you'll have to get to know me. There are only 2 certainties: You will always find a wildly-open mind and a very big heart!

PHILOSOPHY

A wildly-open mind, an adventurous soul, a free spirit, and, ABOVE ALL THINGS, GOD AND LOVING OTHERS LIKE I LOVE MYSELF

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Planning to become a full-time digital nomad eventually, so I would like to meet individuals from all over the world. When I hit the road again, I want to be able to get around without minding luxuries and just focusing on unforgettable experiences.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met some amazing people during my year in Cairo, Egypt and month road tripping/hitchhiking around Israel and Jordan. From Bedouin hospitality to very interesting expats--was great. Can't put it into words! Just that I thank CS for connecting me to these people and some unforgettable experiences =)

Interests

Anything Latin, anything romantic, apocalypse, BALLROOM DANCING, Broadway, candles, chocolate, Christianity, criminal justice, criminology, dancing, Egypt, Egyptian culture, emphatic, flowers, good sense of humor, having priorities, honest, humble, humanitarian, hyper, investigations, India, Indian food, Italy, Italian food, law enforcement, mambo, modeling, movies, music, musicals, MI CULTURA LATINA Y PUERTORRIQUEÑA, New Zealand, photography, Puerto Rico, romance, romantic comedies, seafood, SALSA, sense of humor, sentimental, singing, Thai curries, tango, TRAVELING, WHOLE WORLD...the list is endless...

Music, Movies & Books

Oh geez, this is too long. I shall summarize in end-of-times and catastrophic-events books AND movies. Same goes with romantic comedies (I'm a sucker for chick flicks, I am). Also, I'll like an action movie if it's (at least slightly) unpredictable. Say, for instance, I LOVED The Dark Knight and James Bond's "Casino Royale" and the old action film by Arnold: "True Lies" Oh and I can't forget BOURNE!! Gotta love movies about conspiracies & the government...uuuuuu (the "occult" is always interesting, no?)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

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* Leave the Caribbean and throw myself to the world. No questions asked. Just did it. By myself. NO EXCUSES! I believe you can find new families everywhere you go

* Scuba dive one of the top wrecks in the world - The Thistlegorm - after only like 10 dives! I had just gotten my advanced cert, was scared to death that I would do something wrong...but nope, I survived! Whoa man...hearing the eerie sound of the wreck under the sea while schools of fish swam all around me...then looking up and seeing the sun 30 m above me...NOTHING compares in this world! Ok, maybe some intense salsa dancing...u know, with tons of spins and lifts

* Hitchhiking in the north of Israel for about a week. And roadtrippin' by myself all over the country for an 2 additional weeks. And couchsurfing all 3 weeks. Absolutely priceless!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm learning Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic at the moment, so attempting to become fluent!

Also, I would love to learn how to cook authentic meals from all over the world--specially the ones that take HOURS to prepare. If you could teach me, let me knowww!! =D I already figured out how to cook savory lentil soup with an Egyptian twist from scratch, so I could walk you through it while having a strict Spanish-or Arabic-only conversation in the process ;)

Recipes collected & its chef's name ;) :
* Simple Thai green curry with coconut - Naama (Haifa, Israel)
* Vegetarian egg rolls from scratch - Shani (Haifa, Israel)

What I Can Share With Hosts

I have MANY stories from traveling to almost 30 countries and living in 6! Cultural, culinary and language exchanges are my favorite :D

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Austria, Barbados, Canada, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Dominican Republic, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Puerto Rico, United States

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