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  • 12 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Chinese, Danish, French, Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Unemployed
  • Mala educacion
  • From San Jose, California, U.S.
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


To discover Latin America


I love hairless guinea pigs. I have a brother who sings opera. My best friend is a gay Mexican American painter. I show my students experimental Czech films to spark discussions. I find Lou Reed concerts to be more of a spiritual experience than church. I love that the flappers of the 20's made a political statement by cutting off their hair. I believe that food greatly affects the way we feel. I don't believe in an afterlife. I believe in humor. I fall in love with cities much easier than I can fall in love with men. I believe that every day is an opportunity to take part in subversive performance art. I believe America has the potential to be so much better than what it is. I don't think Chuck Palahniuk's books speak only to men. I don't care if people make fun of my music and I believe every child is legitimate.


I like to be laid back and chill. People are too uptight and concerned about the wrong things int he US. My overgeneralized opinion, I know but that's my experience. I hate strip malls. I wish everyone would just be kinder and more positive towards one another. I care about the arts and believe they enrich out lives, and travel of course. There's plenty of amazing things in the world to see, I don't want to waste my time staying in one place too long. I want to make the world a better place too, that's why I chose education as my profession. I generally like pleasant people and kindness, there's too much negativity and agression and bad vibes- just be nice to eacher people and slow down, go to cafes more and spend time with people instead of machines.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosted many a wonderful friend in Tunis, surfed in Rome, made CS friends in San Francisco. Looking to do more friend-making in B.A.


Only positive- I love the CS experience, I enjoy showing people my turf as much as getting a place to stay somewhere else


ballet, flamenco, krumping, belly dance, Butoh, modern dance, Tunisian dance, Tahitian dance, outsider dance, Fosse-style jazz, burlesque, Ragga,can-can, Bollywood dance, classical Japanese dance, Argentinian tango,calypso, theater of the absurd, performance art, reading literature in its original language, really great music, films, the Danish sense of humor, the Tunisian sense of humor, drinking at the Copenhagen harbor, drinking while gazing at the Mediterranean, seeing the great ballet and opera companies of the world, Beijing duck, the feeling when you leave the airport and walk into a totally new city, being free and following my bliss, karaoke

  • arts
  • books
  • literature
  • theater
  • performing arts
  • concerts
  • dancing
  • flamenco
  • tango
  • ballet dancing
  • education
  • dining
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • karaoke
  • opera
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Brokeback Mountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Evita, The Idiots, Lost in Translation, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Velvet Goldmine, Ichi the Killer, Better Off Dead, The Man Without a Past, Breakfast on Pluto, Sixteen Candles, Deuce Bigelow European Gigolo, Jan Svankmeyer films, Kill Bill, Grindhouse: Double Feature, The Celebration, Breaking the Waves, Memento, Fight Club, Dogville, (all Dogma 95 films) the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, the Indiana Jones trilogy, Silence of the Lambs, Slingblade, the 4 Feathers, Sweeney Todd, the English Patient, Rushmore, Broken Flowers, Addams Family Values, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Johnny Suede, The Crying Game, Goodfellas, Labyrinth, the Sword in the Stone, Beautiful Laundrette- music: Prince, Bowie, Iggy, Lou Reed, T rex, Counting Crows, Depeche Mode, the Cure, many 80s and 90s one hit wonders, almost anything really, rap and rock and classical and Arabic music, opera- right now I'm obsessed with the song "Strip" by Adam Ant
books: Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, Toni Bentley, Malek Alloula, Ahlem Mosteghanemi, Ian Buruma, Oscar Wilde, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Nabokov, Edward Said TV shows: Lost, Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks, The Young Ones, Seinfeld, Carnivale, Out of Order

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crossing the tectonic plates between North America and Eurasia while in Iceland was pretty cool. Swimming with a sea turtle in Hawaii.Seeing Nicolai Hubbe as a surprise guest artist with the Danish Royal Ballet in Denmark was really special to me. The Great Wall of China is nothing to sneeze at either. Nor is having a real cannoli in Sicily. I love teaching dance to kids and being able to perform my own own choreography and sharing my ideas on art and my talents with others.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love telling people about my travels and giving insight and tips on travelling to the places I've been. I'm an avid linguist, a language teacher by trade and language student by obsession and would gladly give some conversational and key phrase lessons to people travelling to China, Denmark or French-speaking countries, (as well as of course practice your English!) I have a degree in history and would share as much as I could there. I also have a brother in San Francisco who I'm sure could also host!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, China, Tunisia

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