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Ilia Correa

San Germán, Puerto Rico

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Overview

  • 101 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Bilingual Teacher, Family Assistant,...
  • Biology/Natural Sciences BA, Communi...
  • From Yauco, Puerto Rico
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore the World...

ABOUT ME

I am a very passionate person who loves enjoying life, meeting new people, learning about everything that exists, expressing myself through written language, through my voice and my body and engaging in new adventures and experiences. I am also very spiritual and I believe that everyone has a certain energy, an aura that you can feel just by standing in the same room and that is totally contagious, that's why I always try to keep my energy positive! The one thing I love the most is diversity, I always try to share with others my perspective on life and learn about theirs. I strongly believe that difference should bring us together rather than apart.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe in following our instincts, our hearts and our souls, I believe in doing what we love the most, I believe in learning and growing together, everyday, with every action and every word, I believe in noise and silence, in meditation, in challenging our bodies and developing our minds, in helping each other, in constant change, in hope. I believe in the power of nature, and the power within every creature to make this Universe better and better...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate through my love for my country and my city and the way I try to spread it to my visitors, through the way I share knowledge and good times, through the way I use art and music to connect with others and to make people see that we are all one.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted several visitors in both Puerto Rico and San Francisco! I love showing people around, telling them about customs, teaching them Spanish or how to dance. The way people are amazed by my country always renews my love and pride for this beautiful Island. I have a similar experience in my new home, San Francisco, sharing the city with new friends makes me feel like a true SF local! I have also been hosted by many kind and fun loving people and good CS friends in California, Cancun, London, Barcelona, Vicenza, Zurich, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Malmo, and Goteborg! All of these experiences have been unique and unforgettable Every person I've met has taught me something and have made me feel welcomed and appreciated and I have try my hardest to reciprocate. Thanks to all my visitors and host for such wonderful experiences!

Interests

Books, poetry, theater, art, music, bomba, rumba, salsa, candomble, Afro-Latin music, classic rock, latin rock, handcrafted artifacts, fashion, hand made paper, marbled paper, bookbinding, book arts, yoga, zumba, dance workouts, large bodies of water, swimming, kayaking, outdoor adventures, early childhood education, pedagogical methodologies, learning new things, meeting new people, traveling...almost everything inspires me, most specially diversity, that way in which everyone and everything is absolutely unique!

Music, Movies & Books

As for movies I love comedies, fantasies, epic stories, movies based on real life, movies based on books, and Non-Hollywood films. In music I love latin rock, like Cafe Tacuba!!!, Aterciopelados, Autenticos Decadentes, Fabulosos, Julieta Venegas, Circo, Manu Chao, reggae roots, classical music, blues, bluegrass, swing, rumba, bata, jazz, salsa, bomba, plena and all Puerto Rican music (except for reggeaton), bossa nova, batucada, classic rock (The Beatles!!!!!!!, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane, The Velvet Underground, Nico, The Who....), of Montreal, Animal Collective, all African based music and World Music compilations like Putumayo. As for books I'll only mention some of my favorite books and writers because any other way I would never finish this section. One Hundred Years of Solitude, El Otoño del Patriarca and all Garcia Marquez, Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera, El Evangelio segun Jesucristo and all Saramago, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Adverbs and all Daniel Handler, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear and most Walter Moers, Inkspell and all Cornelia Funke, the Harry Potter series, La Casa de los Espiritus, Eva Luna and some other Isabel Allende, Historias Tremendas, La Cabeza and all Diego Deni, El libro de los Abrazos, Patas Arriba and all Eduardo Galeano, and most poetry especially contemporary poetry, Neruda, Julia de Burgos, Pales, Jose Hierro, Saramago, Amado Nervo, Octavio Paz, Oliverio Girondo, Benedetti, Borges, Gregory Corso, Shel Silverstein...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I am very much like a child in this sense. Everything amazes and excites me. I've seen huge mountains, beautiful rivers, endless seas, overwhelming sunsets, psychedelic rainbows, breathtaking moons, the greatest friends, the most beautiful people, the most amazing books, the most delicious rhythms, hallucinating art...

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to be able to teach others everything I know from dancing to literature, from science to linguistics and everything in between. Of course this has to be mutual, I want to learn everything that others have to share.

Countries I've Visited

Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Puerto Rico, United States

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