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Overview

  • 94 References 71 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; learning Hindi, Japanese, Persian (Farsi)
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Tour guide, teacher
  • University degree
  • From San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Too many missions to fit them into one phrase....

ABOUT ME

I am a workophobic who is obsessed with studying...

I like: traveling, foreign languages, cooking and eating, music & dancing, exercising (running, yoga, pilates), being in the nature and Bollywood movies, among other things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have surfed many couches and hosted a little (hope to change that in the future.
I have had too many perfect CS-experiences in many countries!

CS has allowed me to travel more than I thought I ever would and thanks to this community I have met some of my most important and beloved friends. It's just soooo much fun!

Interests

In order of importance:
1- FOOD!!! and cooking: teach me any recipe, or tell me about anything unusual you eat in your country and I'll love you.
2-Languages
3-Fitness (although I can't devote as much time (and discipline) as I'd would wish to)
4-Dance
5-Nature (I love the outdoors, who doesn't when you are from Costa Rica?!)
6-Music (besides all Latino music genres, I have been obsessed with Bollywood music for like 8 years
7-Latin American literature

  • literature
  • singing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • flamenco
  • tango
  • bachata
  • cumbia
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • cheese
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • pilates
  • running
  • walking
  • drinking
  • shopping
  • flowers
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • muslim
  • swimming
  • history
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: MÚSICA LATINOAMERICANA (including of course Brazilian)
I cannot stand techno/rave/electronic and those things...

Books:
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
The Odyssey by Homer
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Myth of Sysiphus by Albert Camus
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Mal de amores by Angeles Mastretta
Pantaleón y las visitadoras, Mario Vargas Llosa
Del amor y otros demonios by Gabriel García Márquez

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well, every day alive should by amazing by itself...

-Being paid to swim with whale sharks
-Working at RIO SECRETO!
-Iran, India, Mexico and Peru, my four favorite
countries in the world.
-The festival of Guelaguetza 2008 in Oaxaca
-The fairy-tale city of Guanajuato and its
rare mommies
-Tikal ruins from dawn till dusk and the view from temple V
-The kaluts in the Kermani desert
-Hiking up to the youngest volcano in the world,
the Paricutín in Michoacán, Mexico
-Snorkeling in the out-of-this world cenotes
in Yucatán
-Iran's many gardens, flowers and greenery
in the middle of the harsh desert.
-The most beautiful city I have ever seen,
Esfahan in Iran.
-Turkey's Cappadocia and Iran's Kandovan, UNBELIEVABLE
-Eating in the fanciest restaurant I have
ever been in my life in Damascus, spending
less than $US5 for 2 people and getting free
dessert of chocolate crepes, ice cream and fruit.
-Aleppo's 25 SYP ice creams and pistachio sweets,
the absolute best best best in the world.
-Eating the dirtiest food cooked with cowshit and drinking the riskiest shakes in India and never
getting sick.
-Walking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu
-Being blinded by the mighty reflections of
the white Uyuni Salar in Bolivia and seeing
the tallest cactai ever.
-The GORGEOUS island of Bali, Indonesia
-Borneo's gorgeous nature, caves and beaches
-Feeling what paradise is all about at these beaches:
>The beach at the back of Pandan island in
Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines
>Tulum beach on the Mayan Riviera
>Playa Norte on isla Mujeres also in Mexico
>Balos Lagoon, Gramvoussa Island and Elafonissi in Creta (WOOW)
>Long Beach on Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand
-Being less than a meter away from blazing hot
lava up on Pacaya volcano in Guatemala.
-Angkor Wat, cliché of course, but how incredibly beautiful it is!
-I guess eating a giant cockroach and beetles in Thailand, ant-eggs in Mexico, tamiloc and balut
in the Philippines and saffron milk cooked and
smoked in cow shit in Jaisalmer, India.
-Eating: THE MANGOS from my garden in Costa Rica, Turkey's peaches, Bulgaria's cherries, Syria's pistachios and grapes, Iran's doogh, pomegranates and blossom jam, Georgia's WINE (OMG)
and apricots, Bali's SALAKS! (snake fruit in English), Thailand's
mangosteens and lychees, Kosovo's cheap cheese
and joghurt, Cuba's papayas, Germany's cheap müsli, Malaysia's hokkien mee, and Thai Tom Yam!
(did I make it clear that I love food?)
-Montenegro's Moracha canyon with a beautiful turquoise river.
-Cretan sunsets, how can the sky turn into one giant rainbow?!
-Seeing quetzales and hear them sing, they are my favorite bird and their chant is like no other
.

In COSTA RICA:
-Hiked to the summit of Mount Chirripó, our highest peak.
-Explored Rincón de la Vieja National Park
-Went on a 750m long zip line upside down
-I have seen the beautiful jungle in Corcovado National Park
-The turquoise river appropriately named Río Celeste

And there is still a lot to see!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: SPANISH
Latin dances: salsa, merengue, bolero, samba etc.

I want to learn:
-any Indian dance
-Languages: right I'd say Farsi, Hindi, Japanese or Dutch at the moment ARABIC, Russian, Chinese and Dutch.
-Recipes from your country

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Russian Federation

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