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I grew up in a tight knit family surrounded by beautiful woods. I'm introverted, so I need at least a few hours of scheduled alone time every day, but I enjoy learning about people's stories and cultures. I love the ocean and the forest. I love laughing and eating good, cheap food. Fascinated by different understandings of death and other sometimes-taboo topics.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing has introduced me to some of the most generous, warm, and worthwhile people I've ever met. I enjoy connecting with locals and getting the inside scoop wherever I am.
Swimming, eating street food, reading, watching movies, laughing, exercising, doing puzzles, playing board games, hanging out with my family, listening to music, dancing, meditating, cleaning, traveling, being alone
- eating food
Music, Movies, and Books
Manu Chao, Sampha, Calle 13, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective, Bob Marley, Damian Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cranberries, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Hot 8 Brass Band, Iggy Pop, 2Pac, Seu Jorge, The Ramones, Sinead O'Conner, Kid Cudi, Morcheeba, etc.
Omar, Theeb, Gomorrah, Cloud Atlas, The Hours, Y Tu Mama Tambien, This is the End, Amores Perros, 21 Grams -- Wes Anderson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tilda Swinton, etc.
Nabokov, Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Woolf, Vonnegut, Arendt, Marquez, Allende, Camus, Angelou, Rumi, Hong Kingston, Lily King, Rushdie, Laozi, Kundera, and more.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I hitchhiked into Serbia with a jolly trucker named Slobodan who didn't speak any English. My Serbian is limited to a single word I picked up from Slobodan: "Catastrofa." We had a grand old time crossing the Romanian border and listening to 90's rock and Eastern European jams. Spontaneous, heart-racing travel connections like these are often the most memorable and enjoyable for me.
Teach, Learn, Share
I like to play backgammon and have taught kids in Bolivia to play. I can teach surfers, too. If you want to read good literature out loud to me in English, I'll happily help you with your pronunciation and intonation. I like reading aloud, too, and I'm a pretty good English conversation tutor in general. I'm happy to help with editing essays, webpage content, etc.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Maybe a simple meal and enjoyment of a game or two
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bolivia, China, Mexico, United States