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Gigi Blanchard

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Last login about 2 months ago

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Word Smith/ free lance travel writer...
  • BA in Anthropology Assoc. Sociology ...
  • From St. Louis and lived in the wee parts of Illinois
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I love the art of travel and am grateful to CS for allowing me to meet interesting people all over the world! I also love to host and am working on making it a profession by building a travel enthusiast website from the ground up!

ABOUT ME

I wanna see everything possible and do the impossible. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, gives me something to write about. The perfect word to describe my character is chameleon...i blend in with anyone anywhere.

I live in Brooklyn with my partner and we are building a travel enthusiast website from the ground up and will feature stories I've written about my CS experiences.

PHILOSOPHY

It isn't the destination it's the journey, just don't miss the last train getting there!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

The Red Couch awaits you :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted a slew of visitors in NY, , surfed around DR, Hawaii, Colombia, SE Asia, China, and all over Japan. I have hung out in Germany and Central America with fellow surfers and went out to see a band with a surfer in PR, the list continues to grow :)!

Interests

Going native in your city!!! Whoop! Whoop!

Couch Surfing has allowed me a birds eye view of how the locals do it in various cities. I received more than just a place to stay but have had the privilege of engaging in relationships with people whom I may have never met but can't imagine my life being as rich without. This is what has encouraged my passion to make hosting a life style!

I also enjoy longbaording as a form of transportations and release. I scuba dive and love to be absorbed by the sea. I love participating in events around the city especially the con parties (santa, pirate, zombie).

in my spare time I take photos and journal. Currently I am working on the hostel which will be next to nothing in terms of the ultimate travel experience for my guests!

Music, Movies & Books

Very eclectic! I like it all!!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Backpacking Europe, South and Central Americas, Japan, and attended a wedding in India, bumbed around Mexico and skipped around the Caribbean and volunteered in Tanzania surfed around SE Asia taught english in Thailand. I have made good friends from almost every continent! Learning another language has to be on the top of my greatest achievements!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have traveled all over and love to share my obtained knowledge with anyone willing to listen. I enjoy giving tips on do's and dont's in the city and though I don't get to over board in politics I do love to learn about other people views and appreciate them for what they are and how they became.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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