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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • yoga teacher & research assistant, prospective med student
  • university of portland (oregon), university of granada (s...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

doing what feels right

ABOUT ME

open arms and an open heart

PHILOSOPHY

to really live

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i am a traveling bird - fleeting to different parts of the world at every opportune time, eager to connect with different cultures and experience the beauty of nature. i host other traveling individuals when i can, depending on where i am living and the roommate situation.

Interests

energized by meeting and talking to people- LOVE people in general, dancing as if no one is looking and feeling music, laughing until it hurts. creativity- art... drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing, drama, dance, music, singing. expression of the body in its purest form- running, walking, swimming, dancing. exercise- yoga, tai chi, pilates, biking, tennis, football. going out, passing in the metro trains, downtown, street musicians. fresh whole foods- produce, berry picking, local markets, té con miel, cooking, feeding friends and strangers. breathing in the fresh air after it rains, the outdoors... hiking, the mountains, sun pennies, the reflection of trees in pools of water, wildlife, kayaking, boating, picnics, swings, sunflowers, warmth, traveling, cultures, peaceful places, star-gazing, reading, smiling, having sweet dreams, closing my eyes and facing the sunshine

  • wildlife
  • arts
  • writing
  • singing
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • pilates
  • running
  • walking
  • boating
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • calligraphy
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

fan of most all genres of music-
movies: The Last King of Scotland, Little Miss Sunshine, A Beautiful Mind, Patch Adams, White Oleander, Life is Beautiful, Moulin Rouge, City of Angels, Original Sin, Pay it Forward, The Notebook, Beyond Borders, Closer, Into the Wild, Lucia y El Sexo, Amelie, Mar Adentro
books: The Celestine Prophecy, Mutant Message Down Under, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Stranger, A Million Little Pieces- and all the scientific journals I read

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

traveling "alone" in different places, but never really being "alone"; the pacaya samiria reserve aka jungle in peru; the peace corps

Teach, Learn, Share

i am a courageous, inspirational, and adventurous human being - open to sharing my insights, and hopeful to learn from those of others

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, South Korea, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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