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Elizabeth P Morgan

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student, Artist
  • B.A. in Russian, Master's Candidate...
  • From Washington, DC, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Raise enough money for my three-month Euro trip to wine country in spring/summer 2015.

ABOUT ME

I love to travel, but I don't enjoy looking or feeling like a tourist. I travel to learn something new, remind myself that the world is small, and that we are all the same. I go to ponder the question, "What can I leave other than my footprints on the ground?' I am very opinionated, so I will usually find some way to contradict what you have to say. Don't take it personally, though.

I love cooking. I am quite orderly and usually clean whenever I find the time and means to do so. If I stay with you, I will probably wash your dishes for you after dinner... If you stay with me, I expect to be clean. I am currently working on a novel. My preferred method of exercise vacillates between the following: running, swimming, yoga, walking, martial arts. I thrive on coffee and dark chocolate. I am a firm believer of living without borders. I am more comfortable when I am outside my comfort zone than within it. Actually, I am not even sure anymore where the boundaries of my comfort zone lie. I am never satisfied, and I believe there is always something else to learn, to give, to believe in. I am a perfectionist, therefore, I make mistakes.

PHILOSOPHY

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I was hosted by CSers in: Prague, Czech Republic Padova, Italy Florence, Italy Rome, Italy Yaroslavl', Russia Krasnodar, Russia Potsdam, Germany

I have hosted: Jan 02 - 05 2012: Jeff Cutler (AZ, USA) Jan 16 - 24 2012: Gerard Pitt (Manchester,UK) Oct 12 - 13 2012: Ashley Gonzalez (Jackson, USA) Dec 20 - 23 2012: Alice Beck (Potsdam, Germany) Jan 04 - 08 2013: Rachael Huang (China) Oct 28 2014: Maciej Dolzycki (Toronto, Canada) Nov 2014: Aude Le Normand (Brittany, France) Nov 9 - 10 2014: Eva Escoda (Toronto, Canada) Nov 19 - 23 2014: Kyle Godin (New Jersey, USA)

Soon: You (Somewhere, World)

I attend and organize CS meetings around my town, cook for my surfers and hosts, and things like that.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing is my primary connection to the world. It is a means by which I make ideas of impossibility, distance, and strangers conquerable and meaningless notions.

Interests

Culture: Literature, visual and performing arts, jazz and classical music. Sports: Running, swimming, yoga, biking, hiking. Preferred method of transportation: Walking Favorite foods: Cheese ravioli, coffee ice cream and tiramisu. Hobbies: Blogging, poetry, gardening: www.littleculturedpearl.blogspot.com. Favorite place: Underneath a willow tree.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens; The Gift, by Vladimir Nabokov; The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca Movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's Music: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Opera

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My perspective on this changes perpetually.

Teach, Learn, Share

Seek and you shall find yourself.

Presumption is our natural and original malady.

What I Can Share With Hosts

A human connection and a peek into my creative side through a reading of my poetry.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russian Federation, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Dominican Republic, Russian Federation, United States

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