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Lexie Davis

Béthune, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, French
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • English Language & Cultural Assistant
  • Bachelor's degree
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

ABOUT ME

From Los Angeles. I finished my bachelor's in Film and French Studies a year ago, and I've spent the last year living in a small town in the north of France where I teach English to students age 11-20.

I like to relax and have a calm evening, but also enjoy going out late and meeting a lot of new people. I love exploring nature and seeing the more peaceful, less touristic sides of the city. I love meeting new people, learning new languages, and learning about different cultures. I can talk about books all night -- reading is one of my favorite pastimes (the other is probably eating and drinking wine).

PHILOSOPHY

"My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light." ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed in most of the countries I've been to. Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Iceland, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, and Poland. I also went to a few events in Paris when I was living there.

I can host now too but no one wants to visit the provincial town where I live...can't say I blame them. :) Hope to host when I'm living in a city again (which I think should be soon, in Amsterdam...or maybe LA?)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I Couchsurf because I realized that when I travel, what sticks with me are the people I meet rather than the places I go. I've made some very good friends with Couchsurfing, and have been very lucky to have only had great experiences so far (though some say we make our own luck, right? ;) )

If you read this article I wrote for my mom's blog, you will hear of some of the wonderful experiences I've had while surfing:

http://onadimeadventure.com/14-reasons-why-couchsurfing-is-the-best-only-way-to-travel/

Interests

Things I love: your cats and dogs (already), tea, good wine that people's parents give me, cheap wine that I buy myself from the supermarket, cheese, fairy tales and mythology, staying up late, Christmas markets, the smell of firewood burning, midnight sun, talking to people who aren't boring (sometimes they're difficult to find).

I'm always interested in meeting new people, and having a great conversation, especially when paired with wine/beer/coffee/tea.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: folk music, gypsy jazz (like Django Reinhardt). I love musicians who have unusual (maybe some would say "ugly") voices (i.e. Bob Dylan, Joanna Newsom).

Books: So many! Russian novels especially (I really love the Russian sense of humor), Stefan Zweig, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf...I try to read books translated from all around the world.

TV: Borgen, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones.

Movies: Ingmar Bergman is my all-time favorite director, and I also love anything Czech or French New Wave, Hollywood comedies from the 30s/40s...I studied film in college, so I could go on and on and on.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

When I was seven, I watched my baby brother being born. Pretty amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you American slang, American slang that my mom uses and is now no longer cool, how to make a very good salad dressing, how to make great sangria in summer and great spiced wine in winter, a bit about arts & culture.

Teach me some words in your language and laugh at my pronunciation, teach me where to go so that I don't end up in the tourist bar next to a British stag party. I'd love to learn how to garden too because I have a black thumb (opposite of a green thumb -- I kill everything I plant).

I can share whatever I have! And those immaterial things too (like good vibes, good conversation).

What I Can Share With Hosts

Conversation, questions, a home-cooked meal (I know a lot of vegetarian/vegan recipes as well), fun and carefree spirit, willingness to jump into any adventure, go with the flow attitude. I can answer all your questions about America that begin with "In the USA do you REALLY________?"

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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