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Nicole, the Hispanic Studies major, wants to improve her Spanish. Also, she wants to see the artwork and sights she studied. We both want to immerse ourselves in culture and... something less trite.
Nicole and I have been friends for over 10 years. We are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, cheerful, considerate, thrifty, courageous, and respectful! Actually, that's the Australian Boy Scout Law. But still applicable in our case :)
We're both college graduates, and in August 2011 are beginning dental school and medical school, respectively. I know we don't have any references or reviews, but we are not crazy people! Or thieves, but we may steal your heart. Our trip to Spain has to be thrifty, so we're hoping to rely on the good people of couchsurfing.com to save some $$.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
While neither of us have yet to surf or host, we've heard only good things about couchsurfing! Reading through the personal descriptions, it seems like the best way to experience a country - hanging out with locals, really getting the inside scoop.
Crosswords, soccer, reading, concerts, candy & ice cream, maps, going on adventures, board games, making friends, general shenanigans and tomfoolery, and definitely learning different languages
- board games
Music, Movies, and Books
The Harry Potter book series, and too many more to list
Movies: When Harry Met Sally, Big Fish, etc.
Music: Jason Mraz, Juanes, Ingrid Michaelson, John Legend, Maroon 5, Tristan Prettyman, Brett Dennen, A Fine Frenzy, Chiddy Bang
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Nicole has gone on the World's Longest Zipline.
Lisa learned to ski in the World's Largest Indoor Ski Slope.
Nicole saved two lives - in 5th grade and again in college.
Lisa has never saved any lives, not that she knows of.
Nicole built a latrine for a community in Honduras.
Lisa built beds for orphans in Kenya.
Nicole has attended speeches by Obama, Ahmajinedad, Shakira and mannnyyyy more.
Lisa had attended speeches by the Dalai Lama and Hilary Clinton.
Teach, Learn, Share
Can teach: card games
Want to learn: languages, how to cook cultural dishes
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Netherlands, Singapore, United States