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People watching and climbing mountains can keep me entertained for hours. I am currently an English and Yoga Instructor in the lovely coal mining town of Zonguldak. The Black Sea is wonderful; I'm the kind of person who needs to live near a big body of water to feel like a normal. Sometimes I'm talkative, sometimes I'm not--I'm the person trying to balance on the bus while holding a bunch of crap and reading a book. Generally disheveled and lost in thought, but in the best way possible.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing is a way to combat the damage done by borders to people and cultures. It's system that helps build trust in our broken and fearful society that I'm glad to be apart of. The kinds of people and the communities I've met through CS give me home for the future.
I'm on an urban planning kick at the moment. I like listening to the radio--whether its news, music or story telling. I thrive in art saturated environments, but try to bring the feeling with me wherever I am. I like writing letters and giving the post office something to do.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
writers: Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Jane Jacobs, Haruki Marukami, Virginia Woolf, Dave Eggers, Herman Hesse, Anna Akhmatova, Richard Brautigan
artists: Ai Wei Wei, Helen Frankenthaler, Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp, Alma Thomas, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Malevich &&
music: Nicholas Jaar, Gogol Bordello, Baba Zula, Beirut, Devil Makes Three, the Doors, Tool, Amy Winehouse, Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, The Misfits, The Cramps, Daft Punk, Erkin Koray, Goran Bregovic, Fleetwood Mac, a perfect circle, Sonic Youth, etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Most amazing thing I've done-interned at NASA.
Most amazing thing I've seen--each day.
Teach, Learn, Share
Yoga- vinyasa & hatha styles
Painting- all types
anything! but especially technical skills & crafts (anything to do with your hands)
how to drive manual is unfortunately still on my to-do list
Recipes, Cooking/Baking adventures
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In
Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States