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explore the wonders of the world.
Currently, I live in Barcelona for a PhD program. I lived in Torino, Italy for one year teaching English, and in Chicago I was a college instructor of sociology. What can I say, I love academia! I could speak English,Polish, and Spanish fluently, and now trying to learn Catalan. I am outgoing and I love to socialize with others to learn new ideas and culture. I am a student to life, always willing to learn from the experiences I encounter.
"money always comes and goes, never feel sorry for it because the memories you make last a lifetime, so live life to the fullest!"-My Mother :)
"The world is a book and he who stays at home reads only one page"-St. Augustine
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
you know, the usual...travel, meet people, surf, host.
It has been a great experience! I have met amazing people and life long friends due to, CS. I can only share good words! :)
I love to travel. I desire the knowledge of different cultures, history, and languages. I like to take adventures and figure things out the hard way. I always like meeting new people and making new friendships as well as, living life in happiness and enjoyment.
All genres of music, photography, literature of history and culture, cafe's, pubs, siestas, socializing, cooking delicious Italian food, so much more you're just going to have to ask....
Music, Movies, and Books
Everything, I don't discriminate...
Movies: A Bronx Tale -> Ladri di Biciclette
Music: Of Monsters and Men -> Tchaikovsky
Books: The Professor and the Madman(Simon Winchester) -> Animal Farm(George Orwell)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
There are SO many!!! Hard to choose just one...
Climbing the Great Wall of China! (hungover :/ )
Most of all, meeting amazing people along the way! :D
Teach, Learn, Share
Even the smallest things are life lessons, so you cannot specify exactly what you or others can get out of the experience of crossing paths.
For example, receiving a message from one of my students,
"Thank you for inspiring me to see the world!" with a picture of her by the Colosseum in Rome.
You never know who is listening and what influence you have on their lives...the beauty of life :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
endless hours of travel stories and I am sure many other things you can discover when you meet me :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Poland, Spain, United States