Alexandra Ponton

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English Teacher
  • Very Well
  • From Charlotte, NC
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About Me


Travel all over the world and Learn as many languages as possible


I loooove learning languages and have studied German, Portuguese, French, Italian, and a little bit of some other languages. Even studied some dead languages too! :Latin and Classical Greek

I'm obsessed with Patiseries and have a GIGANTIC sweet tooth - Ice Cream makes me Happy :)

Love weird artsy films

Love to dance

Enjoy travelling by bike.

I really have a great desire to travel as much as possible and meet new people, eat different food, and learn about new cultures.


Dum Spiro Spero

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf and go to meetings


After being registered on the site for three years, I finally just had my first official couchsurfing experience in Porto, Portugal...annnnndd it was FANTASTIC.

I stayed with a wonderful family who very attentive and generous. At first, I was really nervous but they definitely put me at ease. Also, they already had some maps of the city from when other couchsurfers had stayed with them, which was very very convenient for me.

Best Part : got to practice my portuguese!!!


Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Shame, 2 Days in Paris, Sidewalls, Perfume, Pulp Fiction, Scanner Darkly, Everything's Illuminated, Sin City, Austrian version of film Funny Games, Before Sunrise, An Education, Hable Con Ella, l'Auberge Espagnole, Lars and the Real Girl, 7 Samurai, Anything with Romain Duris, Gabriel Garcia Bernal, Carey Mulligan, Juliette Binoche

Music: Camila Moreno, Chinoy, Elliott Smith, Decemberists,Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Luke, Noir Desire, Mickey 3D, Mademoiselle K, XX, Dandy Warhols, Zoé, M, Nick Drake, some Tom Waits, Adanowsky, La Ballena de Jonas, Devendra Banhart, the Cure, Lhasa, Hello Seahorse, Devendre Banhart

Books: My father's dragon, Tengo Miedo de Ivar da Coll, Pinnochio, Eat Pray Love

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

OMG I hiked the O trek in Patagonia in 4 and a half days. It kicked my butt but it was beautiful and I did it!

All of the Backpacking trips I've done

Hiked around Four Corners in the U.S. and saw some Anasazi ruins

Hiked to the Summit of Mt. Mitchell and Cold Mountiain

Mademoiselle K Concert

WWoofing in Southern France

Teach, Learn, Share

La vie ne consiste pas à juger l’humanité, mais à la connaître

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am an avid hula hooper and I make and sell hula hoops! I can share my love of languages, my travel stories, and my hooping with you!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Cambodia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Colombia, France, United States

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