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Mija Sanders

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Kurdish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Anthropology student
  • B.A. International Studies, MA Middl...
  • From Portland, OR USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To invite Lindy hop dancers from around the world to dance wherever I am. Also, to meet new people from everywhere and make new friends.

ABOUT ME

I'm a graduate student. In my free time I enjoy dancing, making music, exploring, reading, riding my bike, cooking pescatarian, and hiking.

Right now I live in the new city in Mardin. I'm here for the summer on a language program. The days are hot but the nights are sublime. I will show you the best view in Mesopotamia ;)

PHILOSOPHY

You'll never learn if you don't try.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would like to host people when they visit Mardin. Having guests brings new energy into the house, which I like. Currently I cannot host on the weekends, but I can host for 1-2 nights during the week in Mardin.

I am out of town June 27-July 2nd. I cannot host in Mardin on these dates.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosting couch surfers in Mardin, Turkey.

Interests

Lindy hop, dance, traveling, International Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, speaking Turkish. Jazz music.

Music, Movies & Books

I enjoy jass music, acoustic music, indie, folk.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen amazing acts of kindness, and have been the humble recipient of a lot of kindness during my sojourns to Turkey.

I have eaten amazing pizza in a Suryani village.

I have felt the chilling air of an abandoned Yezidi village, where no one is allowed to return.

I have had entire conversations through smiles, eye contact and the sharing of tea.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to think I can teach esoteric knowledge, but probably everyone says that. But I mean it sincerely ;) If you can teach me Sanskrit, I would be indebted to you.

I also teach dance, for example, the Charleston! In the US I compete in Charleston competitions and run regular classes.

If you meet me in Mardin I can show you Suryani churches, including a christian Suryani village with the best Pizza in Turkey!

I always love learning to cook new things with people. Perhaps we can do this together ;)

Countries I've Visited

Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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