Nelle Zukowski

Portland, OR, United States

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About Me


figure out what my current mission is


I am Nelle from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I love spending time outdoors, hiking, festivals and camping, but I also love dancing and living in the city. I am easy-going, honest, respectful, loving, caring, energetic, and adventurous. Good beer, good conversations, and good people make me happy! I have been a foreign exchange student in Spain, an English/yoga teacher/bilingual operator in Argentina, an English/Piano teacher in Panama, a dog and house sitter in New Zealand and a server in Eugene, Oregon and Leavenworth, Washington. I've volunteered in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, France and Ireland. I'm headed back to have Spain as my home base for the summer of 2016 and looking to make trips around parts of Europe I have yet to discover from May through July!


Eveything in the end will be okay, if it's not okay it's not the end.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Mostly hosted, but I'm looking forward to doing some more surfing!


I got into it because I was living with a friend who had used it. I've hosted a bunch, found people to practice yoga with and met great people around Portland,Buenos Aires and everywhere else I've used it. My experience has been amazing - I just love it!


yoga. spanish. reading. music. shows. beer. festivals. laughing. listening. art. being crafty. road trips. new places. taking pictures. colorful things. parties. learning. philosophy. giving. appreciating. letting go. rock climbing. making jewelry. observing. dancing. dreaming.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Sigur Ros, Rhye, Zero 7, M. Ward, She & Him, Sticky Fingers, Stromae, The Districts, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Alina Baraz, Kidnap Kid, James Vicent McMorrow, Fleet Foxes, Amy Winehouse

Movies: Heima, 180 Degrees South, City of God

Books: On the Road, Next, East of Eden, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Guests of the Sheik, Kafka on the Shore, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Stone Butch Blues, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton & Bukowski novels

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain & had the privilege of hearing & watching the Perito Moreno glacier crack, crumble & crash!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach yoga, a bit of macrame, English, Spanish, how to travel on a budget in Central and South America. I'd like to learn anything that is offered. Knowledge is one of the most important gifts a person can give.
Let's share some laughs, some stories and a bottle of wine.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share recipes, trip ideas, stories, enthusiasm, giggles and anything I can - sharing is the best :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, New Zealand, Panama, Spain, United States

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