Lingua Franka

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • journalist (him), english teacher (her)
  • college degrees
  • From tampa florida (her) & new york new york (him)
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About Me


find meaning in oakland, california


We are Jessica & Andrew, 2 Americans who love to see the world!
We just finished up a self-guided tour of the entire Mediterranean coast (2006-2007). Now we are back in the states and have moved to to Oakland, CA.

We speak OK Spanish, some French and of course English. You got some language skills to share???

You can see pics and stories from our Mediterranean trip at our travel blog—


ain't nuthin' to it but to do it!
be nice.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


for a while we were weve moved into a new place and are slowly opening it up to surfers--IN OAKLAND, CA.


we have stayed with maybe 20 people, absolutely LOVE couchsurfing. it is so superior to staying in hotels or hostels, where you may not have a single friend in town. you learn much more from couchsurfers, and we will keep doing it for sure now that we KNOW...


foreign languages, flora & fauna, seeing cool stuff, music, exotic foods, learning about new places, talking with folks, playing basketball, cute animals

Music, Movies, and Books

foreign language & linguistics textbooks.
everything from flamenco to hip hop.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

just one??
Arches National Park, Utah, USA
amazing natural rock formations!
we'll tell you more when we're face to face...

Teach, Learn, Share

audio production in general, production of radio stories, tips on accounting software & filing procedures...
english as second language

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Spain, United States

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