Maya Viavant

Sacramento, CA, USA

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  • Traveler
  • Studied biology in the US
  • From Oakland, California, USA
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About Me

## Sorry, but I'm no longer in Argentina! Haven't had time to update this but happy to host in Sacramento sometime :)


To learn spanish and make new friends


I'm spending a year in South America hoping to learn Spanish, make some new friends, and learn something about the way other people relate to the world. Originally from Oakland, CA (right next to San Francisco) and will be going back to California in July, but until then, I'll be somewhere and somehow in South America.


Breathe, sing, smile and err vibrantly!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I can't host here, but will be glad to when I return to the US !


Music, theater, being outside, the environment, books, movies, all the good stuff

Music, Movies, and Books

Lists that could go on forever ahhh. Some of the music that comes to mind first: Van Morrison, Coltrane, Morphine, The Replacements, Joni Mitchell, Albert Ayler, Sigur Ros, Maria Callas, Edith Piaf, Antony Hegarty, Miles Davis, The Meters, Jeff Buckley, Chopin, Neutral Milk Hotel, Billie Holiday, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Magnetic Fields, Tim Buckley, Dinosaur Jr, wow this list could go on forever! I've sung in choir for most of my life so I love love love choral music (especially Estonian/Finish/Contemporary), opera, blues, punk, rock,hip-hop, jazz, and more! I love discovering new music through/with other people and will do anything for you if you introduce me to new artists I love!

Some favorite movies: Ikiru, Abla Con Ella, The Bicycle Thief, Wild Strawberries, Splendour in the Grass, As It Is In Heaven, It's a Wonderful Life, The Skin I'm In. Basically I'm a sucker for all that is uplifting, emotionally intense, and beautifully constructed.

Favorite Books/Authors: Brothers Karamazov, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Siddartha, Chaim Potok, Haruki Murakami, Terry Tempest Williams, Shakespeare, anything and everything Bronte,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Uldlaulupidu festival in Estonia - One of the most unforgettable experiences of my life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Slovenia, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ghana, Israel, United States

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