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Alexandra Ponton

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English Teacher
  • Very Well
  • From Charlotte, NC
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

Dum Spiro Spero

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surf and go to meetings

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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!!!

Interests

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Music, Movies & 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

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

One Amazing Thing I've Done

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

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

China, Colombia, France, United States

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